This option allows Box and Office 365 administrators to copy content from within multiple Box Drives to their respective OneDrive for Business sites in a single migration.
NOTE: If you attempt to connect or open a Box drive through the software and it does not respond, please review the section Alternate Framework.
This operation has the following requirements for use:
·The account used to perform the migration from Box needs to have Full Enterprise Admin access to the Box tenant.
·The account used to perform the migration into OneDrive for Business needs to be a Global Administrator or SharePoint Administrator Role in this Office 365 tenant.
·The person performing the migration will need to know the relationship (user mapping) between each user's Box user account and their corresponding Office 365 user account.
·Each user account must have either a SharePoint or OneDrive license assigned to it in Office 365 and can not be in 'Blocked' status.
Once the requirements above are satisified, you can proceed with your Box to OneDrive for Business migration.
1.Switch to the Drives tab and click the Copy Box option and select "Copy Box to OneDrives" migration button.
2.When the wizard appears, enter the username of your Box Administrator and click Connect.
3.When the popup appears, enter this Admin account's password and click Connect. Then "Grant access to Box" and you will return back to the migration configuration where a "Successfully connected to Box" message will appear.
NOTE: If you attempt to connect or open a Box drive through the software and it does not respond, you may require an alternate framework. Please review the section Alternate Framework for instructions on how to install the alternate framework.
4.In the Target Office 365 Connection Parameters section, specify your tenant SharePoint Administration Center URL and then click Connect (i.e. https://tenant-admin.sharepoint.com). When prompted, enter your Office 365 Global Administrator or SharePoint Administrator login and password. Click Connect. If you receive any message other than Successfully connected to SharePoint Admin, double check the URL and make sure you are supplying a Global Administrator or SharePoint Administrator login for this tenant. If you are still experiencing issues, please contact Support for further assistance.
5.Click the "Load from Box" button to load in a list of available Box drives to include with this migration. For performance reasons, if you have a large number of Box drives in your tenant you may wish to create a single column CSV file with the user accounts and choose the option "Load from CSV" instead.
6.Select the Box drives that you wish to include with this migration and click Next to continue.
3.Select Re-Map Users option and load user mapping CSV file. User mapping is required so the software can properly resolve the differences between your users' Box and Office 365 accounts. Please see the User Mapping section if you require further instructions on created a CSV file for user mapping.
4.Click Check for users personal sites in order to begin the validation process. This process will validate that the supplied user mapping is correct (Office 365 user accounts were located) and check to determine if each user currently has a OneDrive for Business for site provisioned. If any of the valid users do not have a OneDrive for Business site currently provisioned, you can select them and check Create personal sites for the selected users option.
5.Click Next to continue.
6.The final page provides a few options to configure how the content portion of the operation should be configured.
Copy Content - A flag to determine if content is or is not included with this operation. When not included the remainder of the options will become disabled.
Include Versions - The process in which Box version history will be converted into OneDrive for Business versions.
Incremental Copy - When enabled, the migration process will identify and migrate only that content which was created, modified or versioned within the defined interval (days, weeks or months).
Copy Permissions - Will convert Box permissions (known as Collaborators) into OneDrive for Business permissions. Please refer to the following page for additional information: Box - Permissions and Mapping.
Skip Non-Owned Folders - This option addresses the scenario where folders appear in a user's Box account which are not owned by this user; meaning the user is a folder collaborator and not the folder "Owner". Skipping these folders will prevent duplicates from being migrated into OneDrive for Business because the folder will be migrated only once when the folder "Owner" is migrated. Please refer to the in-application Help button for additional details.
Skip Files Greater Than - When enabled, this option will skip any source files that are greater than the value specified (in MB or GB). An entry will be added to the post-migration log indicating which file(s) were skipped due to this configuration.
Migrate to Folder - When this option is enabled, you can create a (or use an existing) root folder structure in the destination library where your source content will be migrated. You will need to define the path like this example:
/My Source Content/2017
In the above example, the folder "My Source Content" and subfolder "2017" will be created in the root library of your destination and all source content will be migrated to this folder location.
Enable Azure Turbo Mode: When enabled, this option utilizes Microsoft's SharePoint Online Migration API to increase the migration performance and throughput. A recommendation for optimal use of this API is larger sets of data; the more content, the better the throughput. Please review the User Manual for additional information as well as recommended configuration as this process is a resource intensive operation.
Because this API uses Azure storage as a staging area for the migration, it requires that you provide an Azure storage location. The options are to either utilize Microsoft supplied storage or to provide your own Azure storage location. If you wish to use your own Azure account, you must provide both the Azure Account Name as well as the corresponding Acces Key. If you cannot supply this information, please search our online Knowledge Base, User Manual or contact Support for additional information before proceeding or consider using the Microsoft Supplied Storage option. For more information please see the Azure Turbo Mode section.
NOTE: this function is optional and is only used to increase the migration performance to SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business in Office 365. It does not provide any additional functionality that is not available when this option is disabled.
·Microsoft Provided Storage: This option allows you to use Microsoft provided Azure storage instead of providing your own for the purpose of utilizing Azure Turbo Mode.
NOTE: the migration end result will not differ regardless of your selection between Microsoft or User provided storage.
·User Provided Storage: This option allows you to provide your own Azure Storage instead of using one provided by Microsoft for the purpose of utilizing Azure Turbo Mode. It requires that you provide both your Azure Blob Storage Account Name as well as its corresponding Access Key by clicking the "Select" button to the right. If you cannot supply this information, please search our online Knowledge Base, User Manual or contact Support for additional information before proceeding.
NOTE: that the migration end result will not differ regardless of your selection between Microsoft or User provided storage.
oDefer Upload to Azure: When enabled, this option does not upload and immediately queue the import process from Azure storage, but rather saves the packages to a file location to then be uploaded and imported at a later time. This will allow you to use another application (at any time) to upload the content to Azure.
§To make use of the Deferred Upload option, the following process takes place:
1.First, you should setup the operation as usual using the Azure Turbo option.
2.Then, check the Defer Upload to Azure option and then Select the location where you wish to store the packages. Please be sure that there is enough disk space to accommodate all the packages that will be created.
3.During this process, the packages will be created, saved to this location and empty containers will also be created in your Azure storage.
4.After the operation completes, you will need to upload (using whichever upload utility you choose) the contents of each local folder into the appropriate Azure container. The folder names created in your local file location will be named exactly the same as the containers in Azure.
5.Once all the content from each folder is uploaded to the appropriate container in Azure storage, open the Azure Turbo Queue and choose the Refresh option.
6.Select one or more of the "Pending" jobs, right click and choose Process. The Import process has now begun and the jobs should soon switch to the status Queued.
Create User Specific Log File - If you would like a user specific log file (.txt format) created for each migrated Google Drive, that will be saved directly to that Group's "Documents" library, check this option before you finish. This log file will contain all the content that was included in the migration with both source and target URLs as well as any file renaming that took place and skipped files due to lack of ownership.
NOTE: Content permissions are not migrated because Office 365 Group permissions are maintained and enforced by the group membership and its roles (Owners, Members and Guests).
6.Click Finish to begin the migration.