This week at Ignite 2017 a new Migration tool was announced by Microsoft. Do you have file shares or SharePoint on-premises that you want to migrate to Office 365? It’s now an easy job! Well at least a cheap job. No need for licenses for 3rd party tools.
In this post I will go through to options available within this tool.
The SharePoint Migration Tool can be downloaded here:
Click on I agree…. (Don’t forget to read the Terms first of course!)
The above dialog might look like a place to click on Select a source, Choose a destination, but it is not! Just click on next.
Then you will get a login dialog:
This is where you need to supply your Office 365 credentials needed to import the data.
Time to select the source of your data:
In this example I’m going to import data from a File Share
Now all i have to do is select my destination
And My migration can start after I have selected my destination
After clicking on the Migrate button all the magic starts:
In my case I’ve got 1 document in my file share and migrating this took 15 seconds:
Hmm, my document didn’t get migrated. Ok, this is only version 0.2.60.0 of the tool. But at least it gives us a bit of an idea where Microsoft is heading with migrations.
I looked in the logs and I found:
My document library used the url: …../Shared%20Documents/… not Documents. Hmm, the tool uses the Title of the library rather than the Url!
So I created a new document Library called DocLib:
My migration starts again but I’m still getting the same error.
Time to look at settings. Well this is a bit difficult. The settings only appear when you create a new migration task. So once you’ve restarted the application create a new task and then the settings are there:
Well not much there to play with that could possibly affect the scan failure. Time to wait for the next release of the pre-preview tool.