Are there any keyboard shortcuts in the Metalogix Content Matrix Console? If so, what are they?
Yes, there are a few basic keyboard shortcuts within the Metalogix Content Matrix Console. They are:
·Ctrl + A - This will Select All items within the Items view or in any of the logging sections (such as the Job List section or the Log Viewer).
·Ctrl + C - This will Copy any selected item(s) within Explorer view or Item view, including sites and lists. It will also copy any selected item(s) or information within the logging sections (such as the Job List section or the Log Viewer).
·Ctrl + V - This will Paste any selected item(s) within Explorer view or Item view, including sites and lists. It will also paste any selected item(s) or information within the logging sections (such as the Job List section or the Log Viewer).
·F2 key - This will Rename any selected job list in the Job List in the main UI. Simply select the desired job list, in the Job List section, press F2, and type in the new name for the job list.
I have been unable to get Metalogix Content Matrix to recognize my license key. When I copy and paste it into the box, I get a "the specified license key is invalid" error.
Here are some things to check:
·Confirm that the license you are installing is for the correct application versions of Metalogix Content Matrix. Contact Quest to verify that it is.
·When performing an offline key activation, make sure to enter the long key in its entirety, including the "=" symbol at the end of it.
·Verify that you have write privileges to the registry. The installer will fail if the registry is locked. In some cases there may be a group policy that is preventing the user from adding the key in the registry, despite the user having the correct permissions.
·Some versions of Windows will automatically block write access to the registry under the user account, even if that account has write access to the registry. In this case you can go to the application installation folder, right click on the application executable, and choose 'Run as Administrator'. Then re-enter the license key.
What is the optimal setup for best performance for Metalogix Content Matrix?
The optimal setup for performance with Metalogix Content Matrix is to have the application itself installed on the target server, and the Metalogix Extensions Web Service installed on the source server. Then use a SharePoint Database (DB) connection to connect to the source. The Metalogix Extensions Web Service would not need to be installed on the target since the application itself would be installed, allowing for a direct connection to the SharePoint Object Model (OM).
There are a few trade-offs for using the DB connection for the source. In these cases you will be limited with: no write access, no server level connections or actions, and the potential to run into issues when dealing with custom site templates. If these are trade-offs that you are not willing to deal with then it is recommended to connect to the source using a Metalogix Extensions Web Service connection.
The main issue that can cause slowdown with the Metalogix Content Matrix Console is copying file structure. If the content that is being migrated contains a large file structure the migration will go slower because Metalogix Content Matrix will try to recreate this structure.
For example, if we have two sites that contain the same amount of data, Site A and Site B, and Site A uses a more complex file structure than Site B, the migration of Site A will run slower then the migration of Site B. Even though these sites contain the same amount of data Metalogix Content Matrix will require more time to recreate the complicated structure of Site A, resulting in Site B finishing it's migration first.
How does Metalogix Content Matrix Console - Blogs and Wikis Edition deal with environments that use proxy's, load balancing and/or Alternate Access Mappings (AAM)?
Metalogix Content Matrix Console - Blogs and Wikis Edition should not run into any issues with these three things. Blogs and Wikis Edition uses an Extensions Web Service that deploys over a whole farm, and functions identically to a regular SharePoint web service. SharePoint web service's get the benefits of IIS redirection, proxy pushing, and anything else that SharePoint can utilize, such as AAM. Since the Metalogix Extensions Web Service acts the same as a SharePoint web service it also gets all of these benefits.
If you can access the regular native web services with all of your network configurations active, you should also be able to reach the Metalogix Extensions Web Service, and migrate your content.
In the case for load balanced environments the Extensions Web Service would need to be deployed through the target SharePoint farm. When the Extensions Web Service is installed it automatically gets deployed to all the SharePoint instances within that farm, as a SharePoint solution. Once the Extensions Web Service is installed on the target server, then load balancing should no longer be an issue.