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Moving files older than a certain date, but keeping folder structure

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I'm in need of a solution to move files older than 3months off the file server (Server 2008 (Not R2)) onto an external hard drive or network share. I'm by no means skilled in creating script commands, but from what I've read most of the solutions would mean removing the folders etc from the source when moving to the destination which isn't what I want to do.

I'm hoping when the files are moved, the file structure will effectively look identical in both locations making it easier to track down these files if required.

Is this something that can be done, or am I expecting too much?

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This might help:

param ([string] $SourceFolder, [string] $DestFolder,  [string] $DDate);


write-host $sourcefolder
write-host $destfolder
write-host $ddate

if (!(Test-Path $SourceFolder)) 
{ write-host "Source $sourcefolder does not exist!" }
if (!(Test-Path $DestFolder)) 
{ write-host  "Destination $destfolder does not exist!" }


$FileList = Get-ChildItem $SourceFolder -recurse
ForEach ($FileObj in $FileList) {
if ($fileobj.LastWriteTime -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-$Ddate))
	{
write-host "$FileName = $FileObj.Name"
write-host "$fullpath = $FileObj.FullName"

$FileName = $FileObj.Name
$fullpath = $FileObj.FullName
write-host "$copypath = [regex]::Replace($Fullpath,'$SourceFolder','');"
$copypath = [regex]::Replace("$fullpath", "$SourceFolder",'');
$destpath = $DestFolder + $copypath

Copy-Item "$fullpath" "$destpath"


	}

				}
  

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becraig

I forgot to add usage :

script name (whatever you save it as .ps1)
script.ps1 -sourcefolder c:\sourcefolder -destfolder c:\destfolder -ddate40

That should do it.
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Were you able to test this and did you have any additional questions ?
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Sorry for the delay in the update, I haven't moved the files yet, but at this stage I think I'll end up using the Richcopy application due to the GUI. Though I do appreciate the script you've written out