PowerShell Copy Files and create folder structure Help

Hello,

I am trying to copy all files from one mapped drive to another mapped drive between two dates.  When the files copy across I would like the folder structure where the file came from to be created on the destination drive.  What happens with my script is that it copies the files from A to B but all in the route network drive without creating the folder structure on the source system.  This is a PS1 script running manually on a 2012 server.

My Script:

$StartDate = (get-date -year 2000 -month 1 -day 1)
$EndDate = (get-date -year 2004 -month 1 -day 1)
Get-ChildItem t: -Recurse | Where-Object {($_.LastWriteTime.Date -ge $StartDate.Date) -and ($_.LastWriteTime.Date -le $EndDate.Date)} | Copy-Item -Destination V: -Force -Recurse

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footechConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you add the /MOV switch to the command (keeping everything else), it will move the files but won't cleanup the moved folders from the source.  If you add the /MOVE switch instead it will also cleanup the folders.
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footechCommented:
I'd probably recommend using robocopy for this.  You could call it from a PS script.
$source = "T:\"
$destination = "V:\"
robocopy $source $destination /e /minage:20000101 /maxage:20040101

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cloughsAuthor Commented:
Hello,

I have tried that command and what it does is create a complete replication of the entire folder structure whether there are files within the folders or not.  

The files are correctly copied across for that time frame but it would be better to only copy across the folders where there is a file residing in that folder.

e.g.
Folder1
Folder2\test.txt
Folder3

It copies all three folders across despite 1 and 3 having no files.

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footechCommented:
Using the /s switch instead of /e should work.
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cloughsAuthor Commented:
Hi

I have tried that switch too with robocopy, if I use the S in place of the E it goes down the whole folder list showing New Dir then creates nothing at the other end which is odd.

That is why I was going to try a powershell script instead since the robocopy command wasnt doing what we wanted.

Any ideas?
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footechConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Ah, in my example I had the min and max ages mixed up.  The below should work.
robocopy $source $destination /s /minage:20040101 /maxage:20000101

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It worked for me in testing.

Edit:  BTW, I have a PS script that will do the same thing if you're really interested.  Just thought the robocopy option would might have a little broader application.
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cloughsAuthor Commented:
Hi
That is working much better thanks :)
If I wanted to move the files rather than copy what would I need to change?
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cloughsAuthor Commented:
Excellent response very impressed
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