Last post Jun 15, 2007 07:40 AM by deejbee
Jun 07, 2007 04:07 PM|paulsilverstein|LINK
I have setup OAB01 with public folders and use it only for address books. No Outlook public folders used in this scenario. Lets call this Public1
I have now setup OAB02 and plan to also use for public folder address books.
Should I create a public folder replica of Public1 onto OAB2 for redundancy? Can I? If OAB01 fails, will clients still be able to get address books from OAB2?
Jun 09, 2007 12:40 PM|deejbee|LINK
I'm not aware of mechanism in exchange that tries a second oab server if the first one is down. The resource manager should add new oabs to a second server after the 1000 limit is reached (which i believe is still there), and after 2000 oabs will go to
your third oab server configured in the RM.
To make it really fault tollerant i would think you'd cluster the oab server.
Jun 10, 2007 01:03 PM|paulsilverstein|LINK
thanks deejbee, do you know of any method to move these public folders from OAB01 to OAB02. OAB02 is in a better location and I would like to decomish OAB01.
Or think I should just hold off until HMC updates and I heard we will start getting away from the older public folder requirements for address books?
Jun 15, 2007 07:40 AM|deejbee|LINK
Good question. Its not something i've had to do but once you've moved your public folder database to OAB2 you may need to update the references for each user so it points to the new location, although if you're lucky it does that for you.
The public folder OAB's are only there for pre-2007 clients so it'll be around til 2009 I heard and perhaps later if there's still demand for it.