Is there a way to make a backup from Exchange 2010 mailboxes to pst files to another drive location, possibly using Powershell.

We have a group of users that are in a specific OU that will be leaving our company. In preparation for their departure I need way to make a backup of users mailboxes from this specific OU from exchange 2010  to .pst files which would be saved onto a separate drive.  This would not be a move, just a backup to usable pst file so they could be imported if necessary. I still need all the mailboxes intact on the Exchange 2010 server.  

Is there any way to do this, perhaps a Powershell script or another utility? I need this as soon as possible, I am kinda in a time crunch.

Thanks in advanced for any help with this.
mrsnetopsAsked:
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mrsnetopsAuthor Commented:
Does this process still leave the mailbox intact on the Exchange server as well? Because the users will still be using the mailbox for few week until final cutover.
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Joseph DalyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Yes this will keep the mail in the mailbox in tact.
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mrsnetopsAuthor Commented:
Do the users need to be out of their mailbox when running?  


 I did a test on a test email account and the process worked fine and your right it did leave email intact. I just need to know the answer above and I can move forward on live accounts?

Thanks
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Joseph DalyCommented:
Nope new export request should not require them to be out of their mailbox.
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mrsnetopsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help Joe.  For this reason I am giving you points also.  The first commenter was the solution but then failed to respond to my additional questions.  

Thanks
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