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Metalogix Content Matrix 8.8 - File Share Edition User Guide

Introduction Entering the License Key Overview of Content Migration Content Matrix Console End User Interface Enabling Advanced Mode Enabling and Disabling Optimistic Mode Connecting to a File System Connecting to SharePoint Preparing for Your Migration Initiating a Migration Configuring Copying Options Saving or Running a Migration Action Log Files Using PowerShell with Content Matrix
Configuring PowerShell for Use with Content Matrix Content Matrix PowerShell Commandlet List
Modifying Content Matrix Configuration and Settings Frequently Asked Questions About Us

Initiating a Migration

From the Metalogix Content Matrix Explorer View, you can "copy" an object from the source connection then "paste" it to the appropriate location on the target connection.  You will then be prompted to configure Copy Options.

 

You can:

·Migrate a File Share Folder as a SharePoint site

·Migrate a File Share Folder as a document library

·Migrate File Share files as SharePoint documents

·Copy a SharePoint site or list as a File Share directory

Migrating a File Share Folder as a SharePoint Site

Use the Copy as Site action to migrate a File Share folder as a SharePoint site. Depending on the migration options, any sub-folders will be migrated as SharePoint document libraries, or as sub-sites.

To initiate a "File Share folder as a SharePoint site" migration:

1.In Explorer View, select the source File Share folder to migrate.

2.Right-click and choose Copy Folder.

3.Select the target SharePoint site node under which you want the new SharePoint site to be created.

4.Right-click and choose Paste Folder > As Site option.

Continue with Configuring Copying Options.

Migrating a File Share Folder as a SharePoint Document Library

Use the Migrate as Document Library action to migrate a File Share folders as a SharePoint document library or as a folder within an existing document library.

NOTE:  Only File Share folders can be migrated as SharePoint document libraries. File Share files and documents can only be migrated as documents into a SharePoint document library, unless otherwise specified in the Configure Copy Options - Target Hierarchy Optionstab.

To initiate a "File Share folder as a SharePoint document library" migration:

1.In Explorer View, select the source File Share folder to migrate.

2.Right-click and choose Copy Folder.

3.Select the  target SharePoint site/document library node under which to create the document library/folder within the document library.

4.Depending on the target node you chose, right-click and choose either:

§Paste Folder > As Document Library (to create a document library)

§Paste Folder (to create a folder within the document library)

Continue with Configuring Copying Options.

Migrating File Share Files as SharePoint Documents

Use the Migrate Files action to  migrate File Share files as SharePoint documents in a new or existing document library.

To initiate a "File Share Files to a new or existing SharePoint document library" migration:

1.In Explorer View, select the source File Share folder whose files you want to migrate.

2.Switch to Items View.

3.Select the  files for migration (these files can be multi-selected).

4.Right-click and choose Copy Files.

5.Select the target SharePoint site or existing document library into which you want to migrate the files.

6.Right-click and choose Paste Files.

Continue with Configuring Copying Options.

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