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Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 2.2.3 - User Guide

Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 User Guide
Administrator Architect Backup
Interface Overview Common Functions
Connecting to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Connecting to Cloud Storage Hyper Backup Creating a Full Backup Creating an Update Backup Creating an Exchange Online Mailbox Backup Creating an Office 365 Group Backup Creating a OneDrive for Business Backup Backup Resume Backup Search Restore from Backup Scheduling Backup Jobs Import/Export Backup Archives Moving the Backup Location Backup Project Conversion
Interface Overview Common Functions
Connecting to Drives Copy Google Drives to OneDrive for Business Copy Google Drive to an Office 365 Group Copy Google Drive to Microsoft Teams Copy File Shares to OneDrive for Business Copy File Shares to SharePoint Online Copy File Shares to an Office 365 Group Copy File Share to Microsoft Teams Copy My Sites to OneDrive for Business Copy OneDrive for Business to OneDrive for Business Copy Box to OneDrive for Business Copy Box to SharePoint Online Copy Box to an Office 365 Group Copy Box to Microsoft Teams Copy Dropbox Business to OneDrive for Business Copy Dropbox to an Office 365 Group Copy Dropbox to Microsoft Teams OneDrive Management Progress Tab Hyper Migration Path Length Overflow
File Manager Informant Migrator
Interface Common Functions
Connect to SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Copy Sites Live Compare Copy Lists and Libraries Copy, Move, and Tag SharePoint Content Copy Alerts Pre-Migration Analysis Azure Turbo Mode In-Place Tagging of SharePoint Items Incremental Copy Nintex Workflow Migration Orphaned Users Copy Preserving Content Authorship and Approve/Reject Statuses Reprocess Failed Items Save Site to XML Using Scripts and Integration With Windows Task Scheduler
Profile and Global Variables Public Folders for SharePoint Reporting and Re-Mapping Users and Templates Security Manager Term Store Manager Scripts Wizards Appendix

Password Encryption through the Metalogix interface

To encrypt your password using the Metalogix Essentials interface follow these steps.

1.From the Help tab, select Profile Manager.
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2.Within the Profile Manager window, select Password Encryption from the left hand menu.
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3.Enter your password into the "Password" field, and then enter the same password a second time into the "Confirm Password" field.
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4.Click Encrypt.
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5.Your encrypted password will appear in the "Encrypted Password" field. You can Copy this value from here.
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Password Encryption through Metalogix Command Script

To encrypt your password using a Metalogix command script, follow these steps.

1.Start a cmd prompt and navigate (cd) to the Metalogix installation directory. cd c:\ProgramFiles\Quest\Essentials

2.From this location, run the following command:  metavis cmd -encrypt yourPassword > c:\Password.txt

3.This command will encrypt the password "yourPassword" and save it to the file "Password.txt" located on the C:\ drive.  The encrypted password will be the last line in this text file.

User Logs

There are two ways to access users logs.  First, users are prompted to View Logs after most operations.  Secondly, the Log Viewer can be opened by pressing  the Logs button image300 located in the ribbon.


The Log Viewer consists contains a header and a body section.  The header section contains general information and key statistics, while the body contains individual operations performed by the software.  The operations are displayed using a tree structure that branches by site and lists.  

Various buttons are available on this window.  Here is a brief description of their functionality

·Select All/Deselect All - used for selecting items in the body of the log viewer

·Filter - a drop down control allows the user to filter operations based on status.  The available options are All, Successful, Info, Failed, Warning.

·View in Browser - any selected items will be displayed in your default browser along with their status and detailed information.

·View Details - displays a pop-up screen with detailed information regarding selected items.  The detailed information can also be accessed by double clicking on any item.

·Statistics - displays a pop-up screen with detailed statistics regarding the entire operation.

·Save - allows the user to save any selected items to a different location.  This file can be opened using the Load button.

·Save as CSV - allows the user to save any selected items to a CSV file.

·Load - allows the user to re-load any file created using the Save button into the Log Viewer.

·History - displays a pop-up screen containing historical logs.  Double-click on any row to display the log in the Log Viewer.  By default the pop-up shows logs collected in the last 5 days.  Tis parameter can be changed in the window.

·Reprocess Failed Items - This feature enables users to save a special CSV log file which contains only items that have encountered errors and failed during a copy operation.  Once the errors are corrected, the CSV file containing those files can be reprocessed successfully.


NOTE: This CSV file can only be created directly after performing the copy operation

Please refer to the Reprocess Failed Items section for additional information.


This section provides you with an overview of your troubleshooting options.

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