Make a copy of an Exchange 2013 mailbox

I need to make a copy of a certain mailbox in our Exchange 2013.  I don't want to export anything because i still want the user to have access to his current mailbox.  I just need to make a copy of the mailbox as it is at this current time.
jnikodymAsked:
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Guy LidbetterCommented:
Hi there,

Your only route is to export to PST then import to a new mailbox. Exporting can be done online and does not remove any of the items from the mailbox or prevent the user using their mailbox while you do it.

Use the shell to do this:
New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox User -FilePath "<folderpath>\User_Export.pst"

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To import into new mailbox
ew-MailboxImportRequest -Mailbox NewMailbox -FilePath "<folderpath>\User_Export.pst"

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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
The best way to do this is make a backup with your current solution the restore the mailbox to another user name.
Prabhat KumarCommented:
If you want to take backup of bulk user's mailbox, you can use below command

$Export = Get-Mailbox
$Export|%{$_|New-MailboxExportRequest -FilePath "<<Folderpath>>\$($_.alias).pst"}
$Export = Get-Mailbox
$Export|%{$_|New-MailboxExportRequest -FilePath "<<Folderpath>>\$($_.alias).pst"}

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