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Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 2.10 - User Guide

Copyright Tool Overview
General Tool Configuration Profile Manager Proxy Mode Azure Turbo and CSOM Creating User Mapping Creating User and Template Reports Support and Troubleshooting Activation Modes of Migration
Home Tab Migration Analysis Tab Migrator Tab
Interface Connect to Resources Copy Sites Live Compare Hyper Mode Classic Mode Copy Alerts Orphaned Users Copy In-Place Tagging of SharePoint Items Incremental/Delta Copy Forms Migration Workflow Migration Save Site to XML
File Manager Tab Drives Tab
Interface Overview Migration Job Structure Connecting to Resources Copy Google Drive Copy File Share Copy My Sites to OneDrive for Business Copy Tenant Copy Box Copy Dropbox Nintex Deployment
Security Manager Tab Term Store Manager Tab Administrator Tab Backup Tab
Interface Overview Backup Job Structure Advanced Search Retention Policies Storage for Backup Import/Export Backup Archives Connecting to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Connecting to Cloud Storage Hyper vs Classic Backup Setup Hyper SharePoint Online Backup Hyper OneDrive Backup Hyper Office 365 Groups Backup Smart Backup Classic SharePoint Online Backup Classic OneDrive Backup Classic Office365 Groups Backup Classic Mailbox Backup Change Properties for Backup Admin Management Scheduling Backup Jobs Backup Project Conversion
Help Tab View Tab Architect Tab Public Folders for SharePoint Tab Scripts Appendix About

Dropbox Business - Group Mapping

This may be necessary when you have a Dropbox Business team group assigned to a shared folder that you want to translate into an Azure Active Directory group in your Office 365 environment.

First, open the Shared view of the folder that you want to map the group from.
Dropbox-Group-Shared-View

As we can see in the screenshot above, "TestGroup" is the group. When we would migrate this as-is (with no mapping) into OneDrive for Business a SharePoint group will be created with the same name "TestGroup".

If you would like to translate this into an existing Azure AD Group, we first need to locate the "Account" name of this Azure AD group.  You can find the "Account" value by opening the User Information view for this group in either a SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business site.
Dropbox-ODFB-AD-Group-AccountName

Copy the Account out of this screen for the group that you want to map into.

Make a new entry in your User Mapping file for the group.
Dropbox-OD-GroupMapping-File

As you can see, use the information from the Dropbox Business side on the leftmost column and use the information from your SharePoint side on the rightmost column. When you use this mapping file, your group should map from the Dropbox Business group to your existing AD group in OneDrive for Business.

Dropbox Business - Content Permissions and Mapping

Due to the differences between permissions in Dropbox Business versus those in OneDrive for Business, the following permission mapping is performed during the migration.  If you wish to not include permissions, simply uncheck the "Copy Permissions" option during configuration.

Dropbox Business Shared Folder Permission Level

OneDrive for Business Permission Level

Viewer

Read

Editor

Contribute

Owner

Full Control

The "Copy Permissions" option migrates shared permissions assigned to Dropbox Business folders and files. By default files permissions is not enabled. Turning this option on will allow you to copy file level permissions from the source account to Office 365 Locations. In order to do this, you must enable the Copy Permissions checkbox, as well as enable the Copy Permissions options in the Copy Wizard. 
 

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NOTE: The Copy Permissions option will not work, even if it is enabled in the Profile Manager, if the Copy Permissions option is disabled in the copy wizard.

In order to enable the Copy Permissions option, do the following:

1.Navigate to the Help tab within Essentials and select Profile Manager.
Drives dropbox permissions 1

2.Within the Profile Manager, select the General Tab, and then check the Copy Permissions option.
copy permissions 1

3.Once you are done making your changes, exiting the wizard will prompt you to confirm you want to save your changes. Click yes.

Dropbox Business - Unsupported Objects

The following Dropbox Business objects are not supported when migrating to OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online.

·Comments

·External user accounts are not supported. But if an external user is a collaborator and has permissions to some connection and was mentioned in the content metadata (core properties), then migration of this permission and metadata is supported.

·Objects in the "Deleted Files"

Dropbox Business - Core Properties

Migration of Created At/Created By and Modified At/Modified By is limited because of Dropbox API rules.

 

Dropbox API does not return information about the Created At and Created By fields, it only supports the preservation of the Modified By and Modified At fields.

 

To solve this problem the Essentials Tool sets the target user account as Created By. For most files, it is a valid account since most of the content is the personal content of this account. This means that for content that is not owned by the target user, Created By will also be set as the target user account and the original ownership would be lost. We recommend using the Skip non-owned content option in order to exclude the migration of such files. In global, you will copy this content correctly with valid ownership when you copy that particular account over. Select the option "Copy Permissions" to  preserve sharing - it will help to preserve the full original content structure when you copy all accounts over.

 

For the Created At problem, the Essentials Tool sets the value to Modified At because it would be the closest date to the original value. It will help to prevent Created At being newer than Modified At or to be completely out of activity time region.

 

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