How do use New-MailboxExportRequest to see if a mailbox is being exported, if so, wait for it to finish.

I am writing a powershell script that uses Get-MailboxExportRequest to export out mailboxes.  Before I call Get-MailboxExportRequest, I want to confirm there are no other request running for the same account.  If there are, I would like to wait.

I have written the code below that waits if there is an existing MailboxExportRequest.  However, my issue is if there is not, this sits in an endless loop.  

while(!(Get-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $mailBoxName.Alias -Status Completed))
{
	Sleep -s 300
}

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Does anyone have a suggestion?  Many Thanks!
rye004Asked:
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rye004Author Commented:
I think I figured this out.  I need to use an IF statement before using the while loop.  Below is the code:

if((Get-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $mailBoxName)){
	while(!(Get-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox $mailBoxName.Alias -Status Completed))
	{
		Sleep -s 300
	}
}

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Tej Pratap Shukla ~DexterServer AdministratorCommented:
Hi,
You can go through below link to learn about execution of New-MailboxExportRequest Command. You can some live running command images with proper configuration as well as requirement.

http://exchange-server-guide.blogspot.com/2016/03/how-to-export-edb-mailbox-to-pst.html
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rye004Author Commented:
I was able to figure this out after posting.
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