In Microsoft Exchange 2013, Public Folders were re-engineered using mailbox infrastructure to take advantage of the existing high availability and storage technologies of the mailbox database. Public folder architecture uses specially designed mailboxes to store both the public folder hierarchy and the content. This also means that there’s no longer a public folder database. High availability for the public folder mailboxes is provided by a database availability group (DAG). To learn more about the general architecture about the public folders please visit the blog post: Public folders in the new Office.
We are currently seeing that customers have started using and taking the advantage of the new public folders feature in Microsoft Exchange 2013. Since the public folders have been re-designed, it becomes very important to plan for recovery of deleted data as well.
This blog post we will be exploring various recovery scenarios that can occur with public folders in Microsoft Exchange 2013.