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Metalogix Content Matrix 8.8 - SharePoint Edition User Guide

Introduction Entering the License Key Content Matrix Console End User Interface Enabling Advanced Mode Connecting to SharePoint Preparing for a Migration How Content Matrix Handles Various SharePoint Components Initiating a Migration Configuring Copying Options Saving or Running a Migration Action Copying SharePoint Objects as a Separate Action Self-Service Migration Incremental Migration Log Files Using PowerShell with Content Matrix
Configuring PowerShell for Use with Content Matrix
Registering Metalogix Command DLL Files 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 and Self-Service Migration Frequently Asked Questions
DB_Owner Permission Migrating with the Fabulous 40 Templates Item Count Discrepancies Keyboard Shortcuts License Key Troubleshooting Determining the Status of a Migration Running in the Background MySite and User Profile Migration Issues Optimal Setup for Best Performance Using Proxies, Load Balancing or Alternate Access Mappings Troubleshooting the Extensions Web Service Installing the Extensions Web Service on Specific Systems Extensions Web Service Installation Files Using Older Versions of the Extensions Web Service Preserving IDs when Migrating a Custom List as a Folder Migrating JavaScript Migrating Site Variations Migrating with SharePoint 2010/2013/2016 Document IDs Changing a Job Configuration for Multiple Files SharePoint 2003 Version Migration Limitations SharePoint 2013 and 2016 Site Collection Creation Issue Job List Database fails to Load After Upgrade Customized Wiki Page Web Part Zones Not Being Migrated Preserving SharePoint List Item IDs with a CSOM Connection Type Retrying Failed Document Copies to O365 CSOM Connections Migrating Content When the Source Custom List Template is Missing Are SharePoint Online Migrations Throttled? What to Expect when Migrating with StoragePoint on the Target Migration Error Message 'There was an Error Reading from the Pipe: The Pipe has been Ended (109, 0xd6)' How do I Remove Items from My Azure Blob Storage Account? Azure Batches Getting Stuck Supported Nintex Actions for SPO Migration "Insufficient Credentials" Message Connecting to Modern Team Site Using Web Browser Authentication Error Making a Browser-Based Connection with PowerShell Console Open
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Copying SharePoint Groups as a Separate Action

During a part of any normal migration action, SharePoint groups will be copied automatically to the target side whenever they are referenced in the data that is being migrated. For example, if a group is referenced within some document's metadata, that group will be migrated to the target. Or if permissions are being migrated, and the groups is referenced, it will be copied.

Advanced Mode Icon  This option is only available when Advanced Mode is enabled.

Groups can also be migrated separately, however, at the site level or higher.

NOTE:  SharePoint groups are scoped at the site collection level.

To copy SharePoint groups as a separate action:

1.In the Explorer View, select the site that you want to copy groups from.

2.Right-click, and choose Copy Site.

3.Select target location to which you want to copy the groups.

4.Right-click and choose Paste Site Objects > Groups.

The Configure Group Copying Options dialog displays, with a list of all available SharePoint groups from the source and when expanded, the membership of those groups.

5.Complete the Group Options tab as follows:

a)Check the groups that you want to copy to the target.  (By default, all groups and members are selected.)

Configure Group Copying Options

6.If you want to migrate groups from the source to the target and map the groups by name instead of membership check the Map groups by name box.

7.If you checked Map groups by name and you also want to overwrite any groups on the target, or will append users into existing groups check the Overwrite existing groups box.

You can now save or run the action.

Copying Permissions as a Separate Action

Metalogix Content Matrix can copy permissions using the context (right-click) menu. Copying permissions using this method is different from copying them as part of a full migration in that th this method will only copy permissions to the selected target node.  

NOTE:  You would not use this method for pasting permissions if you wanted to paste permissions recursively in a selected node.

Advanced Mode Icon  This option is only available when Advanced Mode is enabled.

EXAMPLE 1:

If you want to copy the site level permissions for a source site, and paste them to a target site without copying any of the list, folder, or item level permissions for that site, this is the method use.

EXAMPLE 2:

If you want to paste permissions for a specific list or item, you can select the target node for that list/item and paste the permissions. Then the permissions would only be migrated to the list/item permissions for the selected target node would have the permissions pasted to it, and no other permissions under the selected node would be migrated.

To copy permissions as a separate action:

1.In Explorer View, select the object whose permissions you want to copy.

2.Right-click and choose Copy [Object].

3.Select the target object to which you want to copy the permissions.

4.Right-click and choose Paste Site Objects > Permissions.

5.Complete the Configure Permissions Copying Options - Permissions Options tab as you would if you were performing a full migration.

Congiruge Permissions Options Post Migration

Copying Permissions Levels as a Separate Action

REMINDER:  Permission levels can only be copied at the site or site collection level.

To copy permissions levels as a separate action:

1.In the Explorer View, select the site from which you want to copy permissions levels.

2.Right-click, and choose Copy Site.

3.Select the target location, right-click and choose Paste Site Objects > Permissions.

4.If you want to Copy Permissions Levels recursively down through the site structure, check this box.

NOTE:  If you leave this box unchecked, permissions levels will be copied to the selected site only.

Copy Permissions Levels Post Migration

You can now save or run the action.

Copying Content Types as a Separate Action

NOTE:  This option is generally only recommended if the source site has already been migrated over to the target, or if you are trying to copy content types over to a different target location.

Advanced Mode Icon  This option is only available when Advanced Mode is enabled.

To copy content types as a separate action:

1.In Explorer View, select the site from which you want to copy content types.

2.Right-click and choose Copy Site.

3.Select the target location.

4. Right-click and choose Paste Site Objects > Content Types.

5.If you want to copy the content types to any child sites below the selected node, check the Copy Content Types Recursively box.

NOTE:  If you leave this box unchecked, content types will be copied to the selected site only.

6.Select the Content Types on the source site that you want to copy and move them to the Content Types to copy pane.

Configure Content Type Copying Options

NOTE: Content types from the parent site structure will be copied in case there is any inheritance that needs to be preserved.

You can now save or run the action.

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