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Metalogix Content Matrix 9.3 - SharePoint Edition User Guide

Introduction Entering the License Key Content Matrix Console End User Interface Enabling Advanced Mode Connecting and Migrating Account Requirements Connecting to SharePoint Preparing for a Migration How Content Matrix Handles Various SharePoint Components
How Team Sites are Migrated to Modern Team Sites How Publishing Sites are Migrated to Communication Sites How MySites are Migrated How Records Centers are Migrated to SharePoint Online Using the Import Pipeline How Master Pages are Migrated How List Template Galleries Are Migrated How Content Types are Migrated Document Version and Checked Out File Limitations How Ghosted and Un-Ghosted Pages are Migrated How Document Sets are Migrated How Navigation is Migrated How "Share With" Metadata is Migrated to SharePoint Online Using the Import Pipeline How Web Parts are Migrated How Site Themes are Preserved How Site Features Are Migrated How Managed Metadata, Terms, and Term Stores are Migrated How Users and Permissions are Migrated How BCS/BDC Data is Migrated How OneNote Notebooks are Migrated How Customized Form Pages are Migrated How InfoPath Forms are Migrated How SharePoint Workflows are Migrated How Nintex Workflows and Forms are Migrated How Link Correction Works
Initiating a Migration Configuring Copying Options Saving or Running a Migration Job Copying SharePoint Objects as a Separate Action Converting Classic Pages to Modern Pages After a Migration Incremental Migration Using PowerShell with Content Matrix
Configuring PowerShell for Use with Content Matrix Creating and Running a PowerShell Script 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 Migration Frequently Asked Questions
DB_Owner Permission 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 Migrating SharePoint On Premises 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 Migrating JavaScript Migrating Site Variations Migrating with SharePoint Document IDs Changing a Job Configuration for Multiple Files SharePoint 2013 and Later 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 How Do I Identify and Remove Containers and Queues from My Azure Private Storage Account? Import Pipeline Batches Getting Stuck "Error, the batch will be resubmitted" Message Displays When Using the Import Pipeline Item Count at Target is Increased When Migrating Using the Import Pipeline Custom Lists with Versioning Enabled Not Being Migrated When Using the Import Pipeline Supported Nintex Actions for SPO Migration Support for GCC High Tenants
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How Records Centers are Migrated to SharePoint Online Using the Import Pipeline

A Records Center is an Enterprise SharePoint site with a number of specialized components and settings.  A Records Center can be migrated either to a Records Center on the target, or to a Classic Team Site with Record Center features activated.

IMPORTANT:  Currently, Content Matrix cannot migrate from a source Team Site to a Records Center on the target using Azure.

 

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This functionality has been verified for SharePoint 2010 and 2013 source environments using an Object Model (OM) source connection, either local or remote (through the Metalogix Extensions Web Service (MEWS).

 

When migrating a Records Center to SharePoint Online using the Import Pipeline, Content Matrix preserves the following on the target:

·Content Organizer Settings

·Site and list level Record Declaration Settings

·The following library and folder level Content type-based Based Retention Policy actions:

§Move to Recycle Bin

§Remove all previous versions

§Permanently Delete

§Skip to Next Stage

·Record, hold, exemption status and retention stages

NOTE: You cannot preform an incremental migration for items that have already been declared records or placed on hold on the target.

Current Limitations

Currently, Content Matrix does not migrate the following to SharePoint Online using the Import Pipeline:

·Complex retention actions and custom formulas ( for example, Send to Another Location, custom formulas, start a workflow).

·Retention formulas/stages defined on custom list items

·Record, hold, exemption status and retention stages for custom lists or any list with custom list as base type

·Metadata for items that must be migrated via CSOM (such as Aspx files, InfoPath forms, and large files).

In addition, you cannot currently preform an incremental migration for items that have already been declared records or placed on hold on the target.

How Master Pages are Migrated

The Master Pages Gallery is basically a Document Library at the root of a site.

Metalogix Content Matrix can work with Master Pages at two levels:

·At the Site Collection level, where it can copy master pages and page layouts.

·At the Site level, where it can preserve the master page association.

When a SharePoint site is migrated, Metalogix Content Matrix will run a check to see if a master page with the same name as the source site's master page exists. There are then two main scenarios:

·Migrating from an older version of SharePoint to a newer version of SharePoint - Because master pages are quite different between different versions of SharePoint, when master pages are migrated from an older version of SharePoint to a newer version, a suffix will be appended to the end of the master page name based on the source UI version. For example, if you are migrating from MOSS 2007 to a later version, the master pages will have "_2007" appended to the end of the master page name. If migrating from SharePoint 2010 to a later version, the suffix would be "_2010" instead.

When a SharePoint site is migrated, Metalogix Content Matrix will look for the source master page by name. If the master page name is found, Metalogix Content Matrix will then do another check to ensure that the correct UI version is being used on the target site collection. If this UI version also matches, then the master page will be used for the migrating site. If the UI version is not the same, then the current default master page will be used instead.

If the master page cannot be found by name, then Metalogix Content Matrix will check to see if there is another master page that has the same name plus the appended UI version suffix that would represent the source. For example, if migrating from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016 and the master page is named "AccountMaster3," then Metalogix Content Matrix will look for a master page with the same "AccountMaster3" name. If that fails it will then look for a master page with the same name plus "_2013" appended to the end, like "AccountMaster3_2013." If this is found, then the same UI version check will be run that is used for the exact same master page name, and the same results will be given.

If no master page with the same name is found, either the direct same name, or the name with the UI version appended to the end, then the current default master page will be used instead.

NOTE: If the master page belongs to a UI version that is not supported by the target SharePoint instance, the master page will be skipped.

·Migrating between similar versions of SharePoint - For migrations that are run between the same basic UI version of SharePoint, such as SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016 to SharePoint 2016, Metalogix Content Matrix will look for a master page with exactly the same name as the master page on the source. If one is found, then Metalogix Content Matrix will use that master page. If no master page with the same name is found, then the current default master page will be used instead.

How List Template Galleries Are Migrated

Metalogix Content Matrix lets you copy the List Template Gallery from a source SharePoint Site Collection to a target SharePoint Site Collection.

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In order for the List Template gallery to be migrated, you must have an Object Model (OM) connection (through either a Local or Remote Metalogix Extensions Web Service (MEWS)) on both the source and target environments for SharePoint .

 

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.

How Content Types are Migrated

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: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/use-content-types-to-manage-content-consistently-on-a-site-48512bcb-6527-480b-b096-c03b7ec1d978

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