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Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 2.8 - User Guide

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 Copy Lists and Libraries Copy, Move, and Tag SharePoint Content Copy Alerts In-Place Tagging of SharePoint Items Incremental and 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 Informant Tab Scripts Appendix

Google User Mapping

When migrating from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business it may be necessary to re-map your Google based user accounts into their new Office 365 user accounts.

A migration example that may not require user mapping:

Google User Account

Office 365 User Account

 

user1@company.com

user1@company.com

Both the username (user1) and domain (company.com) are identical between Google and Office 365.  (If you are using a .onmicrosoft.com email to authenticate against Office 365, then you will need to map all users even if the usernames and domain are identical.)

A few migration examples that would require the use of a mapping file:

Google User Account

Office 365 User Account

 

user1@companyA.com

user1@companyB.com

The username (user1) is the same between Google and Office 365, however the domain has changed (companyA.com | companyB.com).

user1@companyA.com

user.one@companyB.com

Both the username (user1 | user.one) and the domain (companyA.com | companyB.com) is different.

user1@company.com

user.one@company.com

The domain is the same (company.com), but the username has changed (user1 | user.one).

Based on the examples above, if your situation requires the use of a mapping file, please create it using the Mapping Reports wizard, or manually using the steps below.

1.Create a new blank worksheet in Excel.

2.In Column A, enter the list of Google User Accounts.

3.In Column B, enter the list of Office 365 User Accounts next to their respective Google Accounts.

4.When complete, save this to a CSV file.

If you are not using Excel, then please create this mapping in a text file and then change the file extension to CSV when complete.  The file format should look similar to this when viewed in a text editor:
 

user1@companyA.com,user1@companyB.com

user2@companyA.com,user2@companyB.com

user3@companyA.com,user3@companyB.com

user4@companyA.com,user4@companyB.com

user5@companyA.com,user5@companyB.com

 
Click here to download an example user mapping file.

Google Permission Mapping

The application provides options to map domain and default Google permissions to SharePoint.

To enable migration of Google permissions, select the Copy Permissions option under Advanced Options in the copy wizard. The unique permissions granted to documents will be preserved unless you chose to map Google Permissions to SharePoint.

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Copy File Share

Metalogix Essentials for Drives provides a simplified, wizard driven experience to migrating content in, out, or between various drive management systems (local or cloud based).  It can also provide additional functionality to managing some or all OneDrive for Business sites within a specific Office 365 tenant.

Copy File Share to OneDrive for Business

When licensed, Metalogix Essentials File Manager provides the ability to bulk upload user's networked file system drives into their respective OneDrive for Business Document library in your Office 365 tenant.  This operation has the following requirements for use:

·The account used to perform the upload needs to have access and at least Read permissions from this computer to all the user's networked file system drives.

·The account used to perform the upload needs to be a minimum of Site Collection Administrator in this Office 365 tenant.

·The person performing the upload will need to know the relationship (mapping) between each user's networked file system drive and their corresponding Office 365 user account.

·Each user account must have either a SharePoint or OneDrive license assigned to it in Office 365.

Once the requirements above are satisfied, you can proceed with utilizing the bulk upload functionality.

1.To access the wizard, first switch to the Drives tab in the Essentials for Office 365 application.

2.Click the "Copy File Shares" button and select Copy File Share to OneDrive. This will open the wizard.
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3.Give your project a name.
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4.Enter the URL to the SharePoint Admin Center in your Office 365 tenant.  Click the Connect button and then enter the Username and Password of your Administrator to authenticate.  The SharePoint Admin Center URL will look similar to this: https://YourTenant-admin.sharepoint.com
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5.In the Map File System to Users section, load the CSV file that maps the relationship between the networked file system drives and the corresponding Office 365 user account.  During the upload, all the content, files, and sub-folders (if configured), will be migrated from within the root of this network path and uploaded into the user's OneDrive for Business "Documents" library.

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NOTE: Click here to download an example mapping file.

6.After the mapping file is loaded, click the Check for Users Personal Sites button to run a validation test.  This option is designed to validate the existence of the mapped user in Office 365 and also to check for the availability of each user's OneDrive for Business.
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The following results can be displayed in the "OneDrive Exists" column:

·Yes - The user account has been found in this Office 365 Tenant and this user's OneDrive for Business has already been provisioned.

·No - The user account has been found in this Office 365 Tenant, but this user's OneDrive for Business has not yet been provisioned.

·Invalid User - The user account was not found in this Office 365 Tenant and therefore cannot be included with this operation as currently mapped.

7.After the validation process, select all the valid users from the list which you wish to include in this operation and click Next to continue.

8.On the following page of the wizard, you are presented with a few choices dealing with the content that is to be uploaded.  Select the options required, as described below.
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Overwrite if files exist:  If a file of the same name already exists in the OneDrive's Documents library, this option will overwrite that file with the current one from the file system.

Incremental Copy:  There are multiple scenarios where an ability to re-copy changes (from the source environment to the target) rather than re-copying all the content is preferable and necessary.  This function allows user's to continue working on their networked drives or in their OneDrives while the migration is performed and then at a later date, the tool can be used to identify and migrate newly created or modified content.  Incremental Copy uses a 'Last <N> Days/Weeks/Months' method to identify and migrate this content starting at the time of execution.  Click here for additional information about Incremental Copy.

Copy Permissions: This setting copies NTFS File System folder permissions when copying file system content to SharePoint libraries or when importing files from the file system using CSV Spreadsheet for metadata.

Migrate to Folder: When this option is enabled, you can create a (or use an existing) root folder structure in the destination library where your source content will be migrated. You will need to define the path like this example:

/My Source Content/2017

In the above example, the folder "My Source Content" and subfolder "2017" will be created in the root library of your destination and all source content will be migrated to this folder location.

Apply Filter - This feature allows the inclusion or exclusion of items by user defined criteria, such as date, size, file extension, file name, or file owner.
 
Note: the Apply Filter functionality is only applied to selected containers (i.e. site, lists or folders). If you select specific content (documents or items) then those objects will be included with the operation regardless of the filter applied. If you want to selectively include content, please select the container that this content resides in and apply the filter or apply the filter against the container first, then select the remaining content.
 
For the File Extension and Exclude Folders parameters only, you can use "," to set more than 1 criteria. For example, use this format "png,docx,pptx" to include multiple file extensions.
 
"Size" filter should have a whole number without decimals. It  is recommended that users not use the operators "Equal" and "Not Equal" to avoid difficulties with accurate file size, if the file size is greater than 1 MB.
 
Use the "Save Filter" option to save filter settings to a file and load them in different wizards or the Profile Manager.
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Re-map Users:  If the user accounts within your local file system differ from those in Office 365, this option provides the ability to map the differences so the tool can properly retain the Created/Modified By authorship information and permissions.  Please note that source file shares account are read in the following format and this should be used when creating your user mapping file. domain\user01,user01@contoso.com.  You should also add any necessary Groups to this mapping file too. domain\ADMarketingGroup,Marketing

Enable Azure Turbo Mode: When enabled, this option utilizes Microsoft's SharePoint Online Migration API to increase the migration performance and throughput. A recommendation for optimal use of this API is larger sets of data; the more content, the better the throughput. Please review the User Manual for additional information as well as recommended configuration as this process is a resource intensive operation.

Because this API uses Azure storage as a staging area for the migration, it requires that you provide an Azure storage location. The options are to either utilize Microsoft supplied storage or to provide your own Azure storage location. If you wish to use your own Azure account, you must provide both the Azure Account Name as well as the corresponding Acces Key. If you cannot supply this information, please search our online Knowledge Base, User Manual or contact Support for additional information before proceeding or consider using the Microsoft Supplied Storage option. For more information please see the Azure Turbo Mode section.

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NOTE: this function is optional and is only used to increase the migration performance to SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business in Office 365. It does not provide any additional functionality that is not available when this option is disabled.

·Microsoft Provided Storage: This option allows you to use Microsoft provided Azure storage instead of providing your own for the purpose of utilizing Azure Turbo Mode.

·User Provided Storage: This option allows you to provide your own Azure Storage instead of using one provided by Microsoft for the purpose of utilizing Azure Turbo Mode. It requires that you provide both your Azure Blob Storage Account Name as well as its corresponding Access Key by clicking the "Select" button to the right. If you cannot supply this information, please search our online Knowledge Base, User Manual or contact Support for additional information before proceeding. Note:

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NOTE: User Provided storage will give you access to Azure logs for a longer period of time than Microsoft provided storage. It will also allow you to perform the migration faster with less throttling.

Send Notification: When selected, this feature will send emails to the listed recipients once Migrations are completed. Enter a specific user email address. For two or more, separate each email address with a comma. Set up User Notifications here in order to use this feature. 

9.Click Finish to begin the migration.

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