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Metalogix Content Matrix 8.8 - Evaluation Guide

Copying and Pasting a Site or Site Collection

This scenario demonstrates how to copy and paste a site or site collection. Please use a site that has a document library with a number of documents in it.

NOTE: If the Windows Domain in your source environment is different than the Windows Domain on your destination environment, or if you’re using Claims Based authentication that is not mapped to a domain in either environment, you will need to map users from your source environment to your destination environment.

To copy and past a site or site collection:

1.From the Explorer view in the Metalogix Content Matrix Console with two or more connections defined, expand the source connection tree and right click on a site or site collection node that contains a document library with several documents in it. Choose Copy Site.

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2.Expand the target connection tree and right click on the target site node.

3.Choose Paste Site as Subsite.

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4.The Configure Site Copy Options window will open where you can configure the options for copying the site over.

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5.To configure Site Copying options if your source and destination are in different domains:

a)Make sure you are using Advanced Mode.

b)If your domains are not the same, select the Mapping Options tab, and then click [Edit Global Mappings].

c)Select Domain Mappings from the left hand menu.

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d)Select New from the right menu.

e)Enter your Source and Target Domain names, click [OK]. This will remap the users from your source domain to the same user on your target domain, if they exist.

6.Click [OK] to close the Global Mappings screen, now you may also select the check box Map Missing Users to: and enter the domain and user name of a user on the destination environment.

7.Click [Run].

The site creation is complete when the Paste Site progress window title says Done. You can press Details to watch the process of the site paste.

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8.Click [Close] to dismiss this window once the job is done.

Site Copy and Paste Confirmation

1.In Explorer View check to see that the Site node for the copied site is shown in the target connection tree.

2.Expand the site on the target connection tree, and the source connection tree to compare that the list and libraries are the same on the source and target.

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3.You can also validate that the Site Paste has worked by opening it in your web browser. This can be done either by:

§Selecting the pasted site in the tree view and clicking on the link found above the tree view titled Location: to open the copied site in a browser window.

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OR

§Selecting the pasted site the tree view and choosing the Browser View tab to open the copied site in the Metalogix Content Matrix Console.

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In this scenario you:

üCopied a site using Metalogix Content Matrix Console.

üConfigured paste settings and pasted a site using Metalogix Content Matrix Console.

Using Incremental Copy to Migrate Changes Since Last Migration

For this scenario you will need a library with documents that exists on both the source and target. You can use the site or site collection from the previous Copy Site scenario that contained a document library with a number of documents.

This scenario demonstrates that only new or changed content can be copied using incremental copying:

1.In a web browser, open the document library that was part of the site you copied over in the previous scenario.

2.Add one document to the document library on the source site.

3.Within Metalogix Content Matrix, right click on the site node where you just added a document, and choose Refresh Node. The item count will be updated once the node is refreshed.

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4.Right click on the site node once again and choose Copy Site.

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5.Right click on the parent node of the site that was pasted in the previous scenario and choose Paste Site as Subsite.

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6.In the Configure Site Copying Options dialog box, select Incremental Copy.

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7.If you are using Simplified Mode, click [Skip to End] to view the summary page.

8.Click [Run]. While the operation is running, select Details to view the actions as they occur.

The site creation is complete when the Paste Site progress window title says Done

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Incremental Copy Confirmation

Note the skipped items, this is a sign that certain items were not copied over a second time because they already existed on the site.

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Look at the job source window found below the Explorer view. If you compare the data migrated during the previous copy site scenario, to the data migrated during this scenario, you will notice that the number of bytes for this data migration is significantly less, because only the document we added in this scenario was copied over. This is incremental copying and migration of changes.

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In this scenario you:

üCopied the same site after the addition of a document to the document library using the Incremental Copy setting.

üObserved that only new or changed items were copied and pasted as part of the incremental copy.

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