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Excahnge 2010 - Archiving email via PSTs

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Hello experts---Perhaps one of you can point or lead me in the right direction.   We use Exchange 2010 and on most PCs Outlook 2010.   I have a client that has approximately 200gb in his store.  I am looking for a piece of software that will allow me to create a PST based upon a date range or by year(s), then remove (delete) those year(s) from the Exchange 2010 database.  

Any advise or help in this PST issue would be most helpful.  Thanks in advance,
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i'm not familiar with anything that would do something like that.  i would just create the pst in outlook and create a rule with a date range to move the messages from the mailbox to the pst

keep in mind there is a 20gb size limit so depending on how much you need to move, you could be looking at several pst files
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by:GillesT
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You can do :
. On server : you have to do script with Exchange Cmdlet like New-mailboxexportrequest,
. On client : use archiving to pst feature of Outlook
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200gb for an Exchange database is not huge, and putting content in to a PST file is rarely a good idea. Accessing them is impossible difficult because you cannot store them on a network share and accessing them over a network for backup will corrupt them, they get corrupt easily and they bloat - 100mb of email in Exchange can be over 300mb in a PST file.

As you can have multiple databases in Exchange, if you are concerned about the size, then create more databases and shuffle the data around.

Simon.
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Archive mailbox is a good option. You can have a sepate DB for the archive mailbox.
But you have to take care of retention polices, managed folder assistants etc.

http://thoughtsofanidlemind.com/2011/01/11/beware-the-effects-of-enabling-an-exchange-2010-archive-mailbox/
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Thank you for all your comments...
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