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How to archive list items on SharePoint 2010?

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I have a very large list on SP 2010 Ent. What would be the best way to automate archiving: items older than 1 year are moved to another list (same site) and items older than 5 years are deleted from that second list.
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Mohit Nair earned 200 total points
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A custom workflow is required pointing to the created by and modified by column and then initiate the workflow

Reference article:
http://referpages.com/wp/2012/04/101/
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If you go to your list settings tab and then to Information management policy settings, you can set up a retention schedule for that folder which will move items to a different location. This retention schedule can be set to be X number of years after the list item created date.

This is discussed here:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ecm/archive/2011/10/12/policy-and-retention-in-sharepoint-server-2010.aspx
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by:MisUszatek
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I used the option from the link suggested by mohitnair87. It works very well but unfortunately Created and Modified dates are not preserved. Is there a way to preserve those dates?
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Given that you are creating a new record you may need to get the values from the original items and put them into your own columns in the destination list
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