Need help with Powershell Script for Exchange

I need a power-shell script that can take an existing users mailbox, and copy the folder structure of the mailbox, while only copying the messages in the various folders that are older than a certain date.

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Methodman85Asked:
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dm_mcelduffCommented:
You actually do not need to export the mailbox to a PST file, you can just use the export-mailbox command to move direct to another mailbox.

offical guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998579(EXCHG.80).aspx

an example of this would be to run the powershell command below:

export-Mailbox -Identity MailboxName -TargetMailbox ArchiveMailbox -EndDate <DateTime>

Then once you confirm the export is successful re-run the command with the additional switches below to clean up
export-Mailbox -Identity MailboxName -TargetMailbox ArchiveMailbox -EndDate <DateTime> -AllowMerge -DeleteContent

Note I haven't tested this so use with caution!

Note: The EndDate parameter specifies the end date for filtering content that will be moved from the source mailbox. Only items in the mailbox whose date is prior to or the same as the end date will be moved. When you enter a specific date, use the short date format that is defined in the Regional Options settings that are configured on the local computer. For example, if your computer is configured to use the short date format mm/dd/yyyy, enter 03/01/2006 to specify March 1, 2006.
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sunnyc7Commented:
what version of exchange ?
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sunnyc7Commented:
Export-Mailbox -Identity john@contoso.com -EndDate "03/01/2010 12:01:00" -PSTFolderPath C:\PST\john.pst

All mails before 3/1/2010 will be copied to c:\pst\john.pst

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Methodman85Author Commented:
Is the only way to do this to a PST? I think that will work, I can just export the PST into the achieve mailbox.

You see the user does not want a PST file, she wants another "user" mailbox, because she wants everything stored on the server and nowhere else.

It's Exchange 2007
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sunnyc7Commented:
You can create another mailbox - called >USERarchive

Import the pst into that and load it as additional mailbox.

that's better than PST I think.
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Methodman85Author Commented:
Indeed, that's what I'll do. Now another question. Since this is exporting to a PST file, it will just be creating a copy. It won't actually be moving the files. The reason I need to do this is because the users mailbox is approaching 9GB, so is there a way to turn this into an archive process, so that the files are actually moved?
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Methodman85Author Commented:
It's asking me for TargetFolder parameter.
I want to keep the existing structure of the original mailbox. How can I do that?

[PS] C:\Documents and Settings\>export-Mailbox -Identity itsectest -TargetMailbox ARCTest -EndDate 8/22/2010

cmdlet Export-Mailbox at command pipeline position 1
Supply values for the following parameters:
TargetFolder:
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Methodman85Author Commented:
If I say inbox it says.

StatusMessage                    : The target folder 'Inbox' is a special folder of target mailbox 'ARCTest', and is not supported by this command.
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sunnyc7Commented:
try mine
http:#33516049
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Methodman85Author Commented:
I will, I will use that to do a full backup before I try the archive and delete options. I'm prepping an XP x86 VM to do this.
I should have this fully tested by tomorrow.
Thanks.
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Methodman85Author Commented:
Thanks!
I gave dm_mcelduff the main answer because this method saves me from having to manually go back to original mailbox and delete to old items.
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sunnyc7Commented:
Thanks for the points.
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