This walkthrough talks you through configuring Sharepoint Online to migrate to or from O365 Sharepoint.
To configure SharePoint, once you are at the source or destination configuration,
- Select SharePoint from the dropdown
Optionally, you can specify a document library using one of the URLs below, but this is not mandatory.
- Click Link Storage and login with your SharePoint administrator account
If you are migrating Onedrive users, you will need to grant further access. See Granting Admin Access to OneDrive with SharePoint for details
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Movebot SharePoint Online Migration FAQ
How is SharePoint different compared to other providers?
SharePoint Online is the centralized space for businesses to store content, whereas OneDrive is a users personal space. With SharePoint the organization owns the data within it, rather than the individual users ensuring easy collaboration where those with the correct permissions can access data.
SharePoint unsupported characters, path names and quirks
Movebot automatically sanitises file and folder names to ensure they comply with SharePoint's standards. SharePoint states what they support in their knowledge base article here. Movebot identifies these as part of its scan and on completion these can be found under the flagged issues tab. Movebot automatically sanitizes character and file name issues during the migration, however does not rectify paths that are too long as this can have a drastic effect on the data structure.
SharePoint also has strict rate limiting that can be bypassed by adding additional connectors. This enables Movebot to load-balance your migration across multiple admin accounts.
Does Movebot sync files or support delta migrations?
Movebot offers a source-to-destination delta - when you run a transfer, we compare the destination files to the source and only transfer new or modified files. After the migration has started we strongly recommend not altering your data structure (moving folders or files) or renaming files or folders until after the migration. Doing either of these could cause duplicate files and folders depending the hierarchy and where the item was edited.
We compare the timestamps of the files in both the source and destination and transfer the newest versions only. This can be turned on under your migration's global settings.
Does Movebot delete files?
We do not delete your data from any source. Think of our operations as a "copy and paste".
What happens to external Sharing links?
Movebot does not recreate external sharing links. These will have to be set in the destination post migration. Additionally, we do not re-share links with external collaborators.
Does Movebot preserve file versions?
Yes, this is an option within Movebot to migrate all or some of the file versions related to a specific file. By default we only move the most modified file.
Does Movebot notify users?
By default this is disabled, however this is a setting within the migration global settings. We do however recommend erring on the side of caution as migrations are a behavioural change and excessive emails can cause distress with users.