Are folders inside public folders considered as separate public folders - Migrating from on-premise exchange to office 365 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are in the process of migrating from on-premise exchange to office 365. As part of planning we wanted to know if the folders inside public folders are considered as separate public folders.

    As in the below example is "322-BIM" considered a separate public folder?

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:41 PM

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  • Yes, those are all separate PFs.
    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:00 PM
  • While the simple answer is 'yes', it may be valuable to explain your concern.

    If you are concerned about Public Folder Mailboxes in Exchange, and possibly thinking that you need one for each, such is not the case.

    If you have 1000s of public folders, you may need to pre-assign folders to specific mailboxes to avoid mailboxes from filling up.

    PF migrations are typically a complicated topic unless you only have a few dozen folders or so and less than 20GB of data.

    Also, in the microsoft pattern, there's an incalculable period of downtime for PFs during the "cutover" event.  anywhere from a few hours to up to 2 weeks.  

    Priasoft has a PF sync solution that can pre-load data into new PFs in O365 (before users will need them), then the cutover can happen immediately for end users.

    Here is the product page for Priasoft's PF Toolbox, which includes the PF Sync:  https://www.priasoft.com/solutions/exchange-migration/public-folder-migration-manager/



    PS. Priasoft has just released a new tool called Super-ExMerge that has attempted to modernize the old exmerge tool.  It's powershell based and very high performing.

    If you're interested, here's the link:  https://www.priasoft.com/super-exmerge/

    -Eriq VanBibber, CTO, Priasoft Inc.

    Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:20 PM