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Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 2.11 - User Guide

Connecting to SharePoint Site or Site Collections Copyright Tool Overview
General Tool Configuration Profile Manager Proxy Mode Azure Turbo and CSOM Creating User Mapping Creating User and Template Reports Support and Troubleshooting Activation Modes of Migration
Home Tab Migration Analysis Tab Migrator Tab
Interface Connect to Resources Copy Sites Live Compare Hyper Mode Classic Mode Copy Alerts Orphaned Users Copy In-Place Tagging of SharePoint Items Incremental/Delta Copy Forms Migration Workflow Migration Save Site to XML
File Manager Tab Drives Tab
Interface Overview Migration Job Structure Connecting to Resources Copy Google Drive Copy File Share Copy My Sites to OneDrive for Business Copy Tenant Copy Box Copy Dropbox Nintex Deployment
Security Manager Tab Term Store Manager Tab Administrator Tab Backup Tab
Interface Overview Backup Job Structure Advanced Search Retention Policies Storage for Backup Import/Export Backup Archives Connecting to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Connecting to Cloud Storage Hyper vs Classic Backup Setup Hyper SharePoint Online Backup Hyper OneDrive Backup Hyper Office 365 Groups Backup Smart Backup Classic SharePoint Online Backup Classic OneDrive Backup Classic Office365 Groups Backup Classic Mailbox Backup Change Properties for Backup Admin Management Scheduling Backup Jobs Backup Project Conversion
Help Tab View Tab Architect Tab Public Folders for SharePoint Tab Scripts Appendix About


The General tab contains options for Copying Permissions, Azure, Drives tab, and Backup tabs.

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Copy and Overwrite

Copy Permissions - This option will enable the transfer of permissions for all content and structure objects like sites or lists from the source to target locations, it is available for All Hyper jobs. Users can select which versions to include, and whether they would like to perform incremental copies.

Overwrite if file exist - In a version library, the "Overwrite if File Exists" option performs an overwrite on files already in SharePoint. SharePoint will append these to the list as new versions. This feature is available for All Hyper Migration Jobs and Classic Migrations from the Navigator.

Note: The "Incremental" parameter will be disabled if this option is selected.

For Drives Tab Only

Skip Non Owned Objects - All content that is not owned by the current user will be skipped during migration. It will prevent duplicate content from being migrated into SharePoint Locations. Available for Box, DropBox, Google Hyper Migration Jobs, and Classic Migrations from the Navigator.

Include First Reference File Only - The tool will skip additional reference objects from migration and will prevent duplicate files from being migrated into SharePoint Locations. Only the first reference copied - reference is defined by a list of parent folders returned from Google Drive and may not always be the same one on subsequent or incremental migrations.

Include Orphaned Files - The tool will identify Google Orphaned Files (the file that was created in a folder that was shared with this user and after the file was created, their permission to the shared folder was removed) and migrate them to the destination. A new folder named "Orphaned Files" will be created which will contain all the migrated orphaned files. The use of this option can decrease overall migration performance. This feature is available for Google Hyper Migration Jobs, and Classic Migrations from the Navigator.

Skip Files Greater Than - Skip any source files that are greater than the value specified (in MB or GB). An entry will be added to the post-migration log indicating which files were skipped due to this configuration.

Migrate to Folder - The option creates a (or uses an existing) root folder structure in the destination library where your source content will be migrated. Example: /My Source Content/2017

For Backup Only

Amazon S3 Service Point - Enter your custom service point into this parameter (for example, You will be prompted for your keys during connection. The default service point for Amazon S3 is:


Azure Migration Mode - When Azure Migration mode is set to Asynchronous, the mode will work by reporting the job as finished when all packages created from the source are uploaded to Azure and added to the import queue. The job completion is not an indication that all content is copied to the target library. The log viewer in Asynchronous mode will display the status of the items as Queued

When set to Synchronous mode, the job is reported as finished when all packages created from the source are uploaded to Azure, and all azure batch processing statuses are returned as complete. The log viewer in Synchronous mode will display the actual status of items.


NOTE:  to perform lookup column and list migrations, users must perform them in Synchronous mode, as synchronous mode is the only way to monitor whether content has or has not been created with Azure Migrations.

Azure Turbo - Microsoft's SharePoint Migration API is applied during migration to increase migration performance and throughput. Use 'Microsoft Provided' when you don't have a personal Azure Storage that can be used for migration. Access to storage will only be valid for 3 days. Use 'User Proved' when you have a personal Azure Storage that can be used for migration. It requires that you provide both your Azure Blob Storage Account Name as well as its corresponding Access Key.

Storage Account Information - Provide both your Azure Blob Storage Account Name as well as its corresponding Access Key.

Refresh Azure Logs Policy - The 'Refresh Azure Logs Policy' functionality allows the user to set a schedule for refreshing logs when Hyper Mode via Azure Turbo Asynchronous Mode is used. This function will update all finished jobs on the schedule that you set.


This tab contains all of your connection credentials. You can enter them here so that you do not have to manually enter them in the wizards.

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SharePoint Online Connection - URLs for SharePoint Online connections

Box Connection - Credentials and URLs for connecting to Box tenants

Dropbox Connection - Credentials and access tokens for Dropbox tenants

Google Connection - Credentials and .p12 key file for connecting to Google tenants


The Migration tab contains all the available Migration settings.

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Copy Subsites - enable this option to include all sub-sites of the current site in this operation.

Copy Features - this option will transfer site level feature settings from the source to the target site.

Remove Folder Structure - enable this option to remove folder structures when copying.

Copy Views - enable this option to copy site level views from the source to the target.

Copy Forms - enable this option to copy forms from the source to the target.

Copy Workflows - enable this option to copy workflows from the source to the target.

Generate Failed Items Files - This option controls behavior of Failed Items Reports. Manual mode generates and stores Failed Items Report for the last copy job only. Automatic mode creates unique Failed Items Reports for every copy job and stores these reports in the application workspace attached to the historical operation logs. Note that Failed Items Reports can be large for some copy operations.

Content Type Load Limit - The system will bypass loading site content types into cache when the total number of content types in a site exceeds this number. This is implemented to avoid lengthy load times for some sites.

Regional Date Format - Regional Date Format allows user to specify the date format of the source SharePoint site in the case the system could not detect it automatically because of security or some other reasons. Regional date format could be important during copying of the item or document versions because dates are reported in the regional format by SharePoint APIs.

There are a couple of examples of the regional date format

MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss a
dd/MM/yyyy hh:mm:ss a
yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm

Custom Identity Provider - Custom Identity Provider setting is a comma-separated list of case sensitive cookie names used by custom identity provider to authenticate client. If the value is not specified then default values are used for major identity providers. Groups of comma separated cookies could be separated with semi-column to indicate that several groups of cookies could be used to authenticate with different servers.

Change Log Storage Location - This setting allows users to change their log storage location. They can choose between File System and Cloud.

Path Overflow Option - (Bulk Google Drive, Box Enterprise and Dropbox Business to OneDrive for Business migrations only)

SharePoint Online and consequently OneDrive for Business has a series of restrictions or limitations that all users (and software) must abide by, a few of which are the total URL length of the content and file/folder names.  As defined, this total URL length cannot exceed 260 characters and file or folder names may not exceed 250 characters.  More information can be found here:

When migrating to OneDrive for Business from a source system like Box or Google Drive, both of which do not have such limitations, you may find yourself in a situation where your content will simply not “fit”.  Due to this scenario, we have implemented logic into specific migration scenarios (bulk Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox Business to OneDrive for Business only) to better process these unfortunate situations and ensure that all content is migrated to OneDrive for Business, regardless of the path or name length.

Truncate Long Paths (Boolean) – Check the box to enable the option, uncheck to disable.  If disabled, you may receive errors post migration related to long folder paths and/or names.

Max Length Before Overflow (Number, default 200) – This determines the folder path length that when reached, will trigger the overflow logic processing.  You may adjust this value, but we recommend not increasing it to greater than 200.

Overflow Folder Name Length (Number, default 5) – This determines the number of characters (from the first position) that will be used from each source folder name to construct the folder name in the Overflow.  You may adjust this value, however be careful as you do not want to exceed the 250 character folder name length maximum for OneDrive for Business.

Hyper Mode Settings

OAuth - Enables or Disables OAuth Authorization in Hyper Migration and Hyper Backup Modes. The setting is automatically applied in connection dialogs from migration wizards and cannot be disabled. Disable this setting here to turn it off on connection dialogs.

Generate Status Report - Select this option to generate status reports for your hyper jobs.

Delete Report Jobs - Select this option to delete report jobs.

Hyper Backup - Hyper Backup mode is used as the default way to create, update and restore SharePoint Online Sites and Onedrive Sites. If you want to use the Classic backup functionality, deselect this checkbox. Note it's not recommended to turn this feature off and on in order to avoid problems between switching modes.

Classic Mailbox Backup - Classic Mailbox Backup option allows you to enable the creation of new Office 365 Mailbox and Office 365 Mailboxes backups, as well as updating and importing of existing Mailbox backup projects.

Backup System Lists - this option when selected turns on the backup of system lists for Migrations. It is disabled if it is deselected.

Classic Navigator Mode -selecting this option will turn off hyper migration for the copy-paste method.

#Parallel Threads - This is the number of parallel threads that the tool will run to read from the source and then upload to the target. Note that this value is used for both 'Read from source' and 'Write to target' operations while in CSOM mode, while only for Read operations when in Azure Turbo mode. It is critical that resources are allocated appropriate (CPU, RAM and Internet speed) to match an increase of thread count since the content size increases rapidly as each thread load is multiplied by the Chunk Size settings.

#Azure Threads - This value is used for 'Write to target' operations while in Azure Turbo mode. This number dictates how many parallel threads are to be uploaded to Azure Storage. Again, this value will change depending on CPU, RAM and Internet speed.

#Retry - Set the number of copy rounds to make the tool automatically retry to process objects failed during backup or migration. By default the number of rounds is 1, which means that auto-resume will not be applied.

Auto Resume Rules - Set the type of error message displayed for Auto Resume to automatically retry the process of objects failed during backup or migration. By default the message is "is not responding" and "Import did not complete".

Temporary File Location - Set a new location for temporary files when doing large migrations or for systems with a small default temporary location.

#Jobs per Tab - This parameter is intended to specify page size on the Hyper Tab view.

Email Notification

This section of the Profile Manager contains all the options for managing the Email Notifications settings.

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