Event 8390 - hierarchy inversion for public folders - 0xc0041bf0

Problem

Some or all of the messages in public folders are not archiving as expected. When an archive attempt is executed against one or more public folders the event log will consecutively display error 8390, 3209 and 2956. This can occur during a scheduled or manual run of the Public Folder Archiving Task.

Error Message

Event ID: 8390
Task Category: Public Folder Task
Description: An attempt was made to move an ArchiveFolder beneath itself (hierarchy inversion)
V-437-8390

Event ID: 3209
Task Category: Public Folder Task
Description: An ArchivePublicFolderItems request has failed.
Hex Code: 0xc0041bf0
V-437-3209

Event ID: 2956
Task Category: Public Folder Task
Description: An error has occurred whilst processing the Public Folder “Folder Name”
Hex Code: 0x8007490
V-437-2956

Solution

To correct this solution each affected folder will be removed and added again as a target. Please see below for a detailed description on how to complete this task:


1.     Stop the Public Folder task
2.     Remove the Public Folder target with issues
3.     Add the individual folders back to Public Folder Targets as a standard target
4.     Start Public Folder task
5.     Run the Public Folder task in report mode
6.     Stop the Public Folder task
7.     Delete the targets from the VAC
a.   This carries out the clean-up operation correctly
8.     Add the targets again as auto-enabled
9.     Start the Public Folder task
10.   Run the Public Folder task in report mode

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