At least one Approved version of a folder or file (that is, version 1.0 at a minimum) must have been published for it to be migrated. If only a Pending ("draft") version of a folder or file exists on the source, it will not be migrated to the target. As long as at least one Approved version exists, subsequent Pending versions will be migrated.
If a file on the source is currently checked out, the last checked in copy of the file will be migrated.
If no checked in copy exists (which may be the case if the list's Versioning setting Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited? is set to Yes, then a file is uploaded but is never checked in), the file will not migrate.
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 List Content 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.
When migrating from SharePoint 2010 or later, as long as the Copy List Items and Documents option is selected, Metalogix Content Matrix will automatically copy existing Document Sets. You also have the option of copying snapshots (versions) of both the Document Sets themselves and the files stored within them.
Note that you can also configure copying options to apply new Document Sets to libraries, lists, folders, and documents as part of a migration.
When a CSOM target connection is used, Document Set version history migration does not preserve associated Managed Metadata, users and groups, or lookup fields. These limitations do not apply, however, when an Object Model target connection is used.