Metalogix Content Matrix lets you copy the List Template Gallery from a source SharePoint Site Collection to a target SharePoint Site Collection.
In order for the List Template gallery to be migrated, you must have a Object Model (OM) connection (through either a Local or Remote Extensions Web Service connection) on both the source and target environments.
The List Template Gallery can be migrated as part of a Site Collection copy (when copy a Site Collection and pasting as a Site Collection), or it can be copied as a separate action. Any list templates that are copied from the source will overwrite any list templates on the target that have the same name. If the file names are different, then the list templates will be added to the existing List Template Gallery.
For example, if there are two templates on the target named "Template A" and "Template B", and these are migrated to the target where there are also two templates, which are named "Template B" and "Template C" then only "Template B" will be over written. In this case "Template A" will be copied to the target, and since there is no existing file with the same name it will be added without overwriting any other files. Since there was no file with the "Template C" name that was migrated to the target, the "Template C" file will also exist (as is) on the target. However, since both the source and the target have a file with the "Template B" name, the "Template B" file on the target will be overwritten by the one from the source. The end result is that three files will now exist on the target: Template A, Template B (which is a copy of the source version of the file), and Template C.
Metalogix Content Matrix can migrate content types at the site level. Copying of content types can be done as part of a normal site level copy, or they can be copied separately (at the site level) using the context (right-click) menu.
When Metalogix Content Matrix copies over content types they will be copied to the target site with the same name and fields that they had on the source. All content types that are available within the scope of the migration will be copied. In other words, all content types within the selected source site, as well as all the content types that exist within any sub-sites, will be copied. Metalogix Content Matrix will also copy any content types that the source site inherits from its parent site. The copying of these inherited content types is done in order to maintain any dependencies that may exist.
For example, let's look at a scenario where you have a site (Site 1) that has a parent site (Site 0) and two child sites at the same level (Site 2-a and Site 2-b), and all of these sites have content types. In this example, if you select Site 1 and copy content types, when pasted Metalogix Content Matrix will copy over all the content types from Site 1, Site 2-a, and Site 2-b, and it will also copy over all of the content types from Site 0, in case there are any dependencies. If you select Site 2-a to copy from, then it will only copy over the content types from Site 2-a, Site 1, and Site 0 (again because of the inheritance). But the content types from Site 2-b would not be copied since it is outside the scope of the copy, and there is no inheritance. If Site 0 is selected, then Metalogix Content Matrix would copy over all the content types for all four sites.
Please see the following Microsoft article for more information on SharePoint content types and content type inheritance:.
Metalogix Content Matrix can migrate the following types of pages:
·Ghosted page - A page whose contents are not stored in the content database but are read from a site definition file; a page that has not been customized.
NOTE: When ghosted pages are migrated they will remain ghosted.
·Un-ghosted page - A page that has been modified from the site definition file, and whose contents are stored in the content database. (These are also known as "customized" pages in Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) 2007).
§If un-ghosted pages are migrated between the same version of SharePoint, un-ghosted pages can have their customizations preserved, and be migrated as un-ghosted pages.
§If un-ghosted pages are migrated between different versions of SharePoint, Metalogix Content Matrix is unable to retain the customizations needed for un-ghosted pages, and will reattach these pages to their page layouts. Once these pages have become ghosted, manual steps would have to be taken in order for them to become un-ghosted again.
When migrating between the same version of SharePoint, the Reattach Publishing Page Layouts option on the Configure Copy Options tab allows you to convert un-ghosted pages back into ghosted pages, When selected, un-ghosted pages will be reattached to their page layout, and become ghosted again.
NOTE: When you copy un-ghosted pages between different version of SharePoint, this option is disabled because the conversion is done automatically.
Metalogix Content Matrix is unable to retain the customizations needed for un-ghosted pages, and will reattach these pages to their page layouts. Once these pages have become ghosted, manual steps would have to be taken in order for them to become un-ghosted again.