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Content Matrix 9.6 - SharePoint Edition User Guide

Introduction Activating the License Key Selecting the SQL Database You Want to Connect to Content Matrix Console End User Interface Enabling Advanced Mode Connecting and Migrating Account Requirements Multilingual Support Connecting to SharePoint Preparing for a Migration How Content Matrix Handles Various SharePoint Components
Team Site to Modern Team Site Migration SharePoint Sites to Modern Communication Site Migration Promotion of First Level Subsites to Site Collections MySite Migration "Share With" Metadata and "Sharing Links" Access Permissions Migration Records Center to SharePoint Online Migration Using the Import Pipeline Master Page Migration List Template Gallery Migration Content Types Migration Document Version and Checked Out File Limitations Ghosted and Un-Ghosted Page Migration Document Set Migration Navigation Migration Classic Web Parts Migration Site Theme Preservation Site Feature Migration Managed Metadata Migration Users and Permissions Migration BCS/BDC Data Migration OneNote Notebooks Migration Customized Form Pages Migration InfoPath Forms Migration SharePoint Workflow Migration Nintex Workflows and Forms Migration StoragePoint Content Migration Link Correction
Initiating a Migration Configuring Copying Options Saving or Running a Migration Job Copying SharePoint Objects as a Separate Action Configuring Hub Sites Incremental Migration Using PowerShell with Content Matrix
Adding PowerShell Snap-Ins for the Application Framework Content Matrix PowerShell Commandlet List
Metalogix.System.Commands Metalogix.SharePoint.Commands Metalogix.Jobs.Reporting.Commands Metalogix.SharePoint.Migration.Commands
Modifying Content Matrix Configuration and Settings Configuring Content Matrix for Distributed Migration Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Refreshing the Jobs List

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Refreshing the Job List

NOTE:  The refresh is applied to whichever job list Metalogix Content Matrix is currently connected to, whether that is the Distributed Database (for the Distributed Migration feature) or via a standard connection.

To refresh the Job List:

1.From the Manage Queue dialog, select a job in the Job List.  The row selector icon and the highlighted row indicates the selected row.

2.From the Job List menu bar, choose File > Refresh.

If the status of the job has changed, the Status value will indicate the new status of the job.

Submitting a Distributed Migration Job

Navigation:  Saving or Running a Migration Job >

Submitting a Distributed Migration Job

If the Metalogix Content Matrix Console is configured for Distributed Migration, you can run a job remotely, on a Distributed Migration agent machine.

Distributed Migration Job Limitations

Navigation:  Saving or Running a Migration Job > Submitting a Distributed Migration Job >

Distributed Migration Job Limitations

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· If a migration job is using SP 2013 or later DB as a source connection, then users can only run jobs remotely on an agent that meets the connection requirements for the same DB version as the machine from which the migration is configured. This means that the agent machines must either:

§Have the same version of SharePoint installed on or be a SharePoint WFE for a comptible version.


§Be a 64-bit machine that has no version of SharePoint installed on it.

·Local Object Model (OM) connections to SharePoint are not supported when using Remote Agents. - A Local OM connection to SharePoint can only be made when Metalogix Content Matrix is installed on a machine that is running SharePoint (a SharePoint server or WFE). Since this type of connection can be made on the Host machine, but cannot be guaranteed to also be available on an agent machine, it is not a supported connection adapter for running migrations using remote Agents.  For making remote Object Model connections, make sure the Metalogix Extension Web Service (MEWS) is installed on each agent machine.  

·Connections to SharePoint Online must be made using accounts that do not use Office 365 Web Browser Authentication - Because the Distributed Migration model relies heavily on PowerShell to perform migrations without user intervention, Web Browser Authentication cannot be used.  

·Transformer scripts will not work using a remote agent if the script is used as an attachment (i.e. if the script is stored as a file on the local file system, and added to the migration configuration as an attachment) - When running a migration, uses can go to the 'Transformations' tab in the configuration options and set the migration to use a transformer. If the transformer is added by using the Invoke PowerShell script > Use Script From File option, then the transformer will be added by selecting a script file from the file system and attaching it to the configuration options. Transformer script files that are attached in this manner do not get transferred to the agent machines, so when the agent tries to run the migration it will run without the configured transformer script.

·If an action in Metalogix Content Matrix is not supported for generating/running the action over PowerShell, then that action is not supported to run remotely on an agent machine. - Not all actions in Metalogix Content Matrix are supported when using PowerShell. Since running a migration on a remote agent relies on PowerShell, some actions are not supported to be run remotely. For example:

§Copy Site > Paste Site Objects > List E-mail Notification

§Copy Site > Paste Site Objects > Managed Metadata Local Site Collection Group

§Copy Site > Paste Site Objects > Managed Metadata Term Store

§Copy Site > Paste Site Objects > Site column

§Copy List > Paste List Objects > Permission

·Currently, Distributed Migration does not support External Connections (which are needed to migrate Nintex Workflows/Forms and BDC and BCS Data)

Procedure for Submitting a Distributed Migration Job

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Procedure for Submitting a Distributed Migration Job

NOTE:  For Global (Domain, Url, Guid, and User) Mappings, the Distributed Database is populated with the local mappings from the very first connecting agent, and these mappings are shared among all agents that connect to the Distributed Database.  

To submit a Distributed Migration job:

1.Make sure the machine is connected to the Distributed Database  (from the Job List, choose File > Connect to Distributed Database).

Distributed Database CONNECT

2.When prompted, if you would like to copy current Global Mappings and local settings to the Distributed Database, click [Yes].  

This will overwrite Global Mappings and local settings currently saved in the Distributed Database and used by all agents

Distributed Migration User Mappngs prompt

NOTE:  If you made changes to Global Mappings and/or local settings after you connected to the Distributed Database and would like to use them, disconnect from the Distributed Database (by choosing File > Connect to Jobs Database) then reconnect to the Distributed Database to display this dialog.

3.From the Job List, select the job(s) you want to submit.'

NOTE: You can select multiple rows to submit more than one job at a time.

4.From the Job List, select Run Jobs Remotely to submit the job for Distributed Migration. Alternatively, right-click the selected row to display the pop-up action menu. Select the Run selected job remotely option.

Distributed Migration Run Jobs Remotely

The Manage Queue dialog opens. You can now monitor your jobs from this dialog.

5.To view logs that are Running or Done, from the Job List toolbar, choose File > Refresh.

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