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  • Question

  • For a Exchange 2007 server - I would like to create a 5 year retention policy for all items.

    Is there a powershell command I can run to tell me the following

    How many items are in the database (all mailboxes) that are older than 5 year for delivered date and total size for same items.

    Essentially I would like to see the savings for implementing the 5 year retention policy.

     

    Thanks

    John

     

    Monday, January 16, 2012 10:24 PM

All replies

  • Hi John,

     

    I find this related thread, hope can give you some help:

     

    Exchange 2007 Script - Find email create date by year

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ar/ITCG/thread/025eecc2-6f5a-4148-9dff-c91c7b4be6ee

     

    If you want to check all the items that older than 5 years, you can use Export-mailbox to search the items, and export them to one folder in Administrator’s mailbox.

     

    You can know more detail form this document:

     

    Exchange Server 2007 Export Mailbox task

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2006/11/28/3397373.aspx

     

    Thanks,

     

    Evan


    Evan Liu

    TechNet Community Support


    • Edited by Evan Liu Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:51 AM
    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:50 AM
  • Not sure if that will help - I am suprised that I can not use a get-mailboxstats command and filter by date with that...  if that command can pull message counts and sizes I would think you can first filter by messages within mailbox.

    Should be something easy - being able to report on how much space saving you would have by implementing a 5 year retention policy would be a no brainer.

    JD

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:26 PM