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Backup users mails into Pst's. exchange 2007.

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Hi,

Backup users mails into Pst's. exchange 2007.
Each users Pst into a separate newly created folder with the user name.
Record the success or failures into a txt file. That's a log.
Has to run on disabled user accounts only. I need to mention an Ou where i have these users and all has to be done one after the other.

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sharath
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by:endital1097
ID: 33553713
Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit contoso.com/OU/Disabled | Export-Mailbox -PstFolderPath c:\PSTfiles >c:\PSTfiles\export.log
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by:bsharath
ID: 33555564
I get this

You are running on a 64-bit computer. To export to or import from a .pst file,
you must be running a 32-bit computer that has Outlook 2003 SP2 or later instal
led.
At line:1 char:1

I tried on a 32 bit machines where i have exchange pack and powershell 2.0 but it did not run
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by:endital1097
ID: 33557487
you must have the exchange management tools and outlook installed on the machine where you will run this
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by:bsharath
ID: 33557624
I get this

Export-Mailbox : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'PstFolderPath'.
At line:1 char:128
+ Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "th.local/Offices/nai/Users/
Fgues" | Export-Mailbox -PstFolderPath <<<<  c:\PSTfiles >c:\PSTfiles\export.log
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Export-Mailbox], Parameter
   BindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : NamedParameterNotFound,Microsoft.Exchange.Manage
   ment.RecipientTasks.ExportMailbox
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by:endital1097
ID: 33560883
try manually typing the command and using <tab> so type
export-mail<TAB> -pst<TAB>

it should autocomplete the correct values

the syntax looks good in your example
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by:bsharath
ID: 33564159
I dont get any as when click tab
export-mail
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Expert Comment

by:endital1097
ID: 33566025
are you using the exchange management shell
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Expert Comment

by:GusGallows
ID: 33576412
The problem is, you are specifying a file where it should just be the path. Try it this way:

$List = @(Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "th.local/Offices/nai/Users/Fgues")
foreach ($item in $list)
{
   
$mb = $item
   $output = "c:\PSTfiles"
   $logfile = "c:\PSTfiles\export.log"
   export-Mailbox -Identity $mb -PSTFolderPath $output -GlobalCatalog 'YourGC.com' -BadItemLimit 100 -confirm:$false|Out-File $logFile -Append
}
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GusGallows earned 500 total points
ID: 33576467
Whoops, hit enter too soon. Forgot to create the new folders. Here is the completed code. Make sure you are using a Mail-Enabled account to run this and that it has rights to veiw all mailboxes.

$List = @(Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "th.local/Offices/nai/Users/Fgues")
foreach ($item in $list)
{
   
      $mb = $item
      $mbx = Get-mailbox $item
      $dn = $mbx.Displayname
      $Output = "c:\PSTfiles\" + $dn
      New-Item $dn -type directory
      $logfile = "c:\PSTfiles\export.log"
      export-Mailbox -Identity $mb -PSTFolderPath $output -GlobalCatalog 'YourGC.com' -BadItemLimit 100 -confirm:$false|Out-File $logFile -Append
}
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Expert Comment

by:GusGallows
ID: 33576511
one correction, It should read:

New-Item $Output -type directory

not  New-Item $dn -type directory
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by:endital1097
ID: 33577312
you should be able to do this with a one liner
Get-Mailbox -OrganizationalUnit "th.local/Offices/nai/Users/Fgues" | foreach-object { export-mailbox $_.name -pstfolderpath C:\PSTfiles | Out-File C:\PSTfiles\export.log -Append -NoClobber
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by:GusGallows
ID: 33577424
I don't use one-liners if I can help it. Just easier (for me) to read if it is laid out in a more traditional scripting style.  Plus the one liner does not address his need for writing the PSTs to new folders named after the users.
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by:endital1097
ID: 33608314
good catch on the indiividual folders... i didn't see that part
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by:bsharath
ID: 33876673
Hi
I get this error when run

Export-Mailbox : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'PSTFolderPath'.
At C:\Export.ps1:11 char:50
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