Essentials Migrator allows you to preserve core authorship properties during any tagging and copy/move operation without any additional software or agents.
NOTE: The user executing the migration must be a site owner in the target environment in order to retain created/modified properties.
For lists with Content Approval enabled, an option is provided to either retain the created/modified properties or the content approval status. To access this option do the following:
1.Select the Help tab in Essentials, and choose Profile Manager from the top ribbon.
2.In the Profile Manager, select Copy List or Copy Site from the left hand pane. Scroll down to Authorship and select your choice of Authorship from the drop down list provided.
3.Click Apply to apply your changes before you close the Profile Manager window.
NOTE: By installing the optional web service, you can preserve both created/modified properties AS WELL AS content approval status. The default behavior is to have either one or the other. This is the only behavior in Office 365 or hosted environments where the web service can't be installed.
There are several scenarios where created/modified properties may not be preserved. Here is a list of these scenarios.
·Some created/modified by accounts are not preserved, while created/modified information is retained - this indicates that the users do not exist or are disabled in the target environment's Active Directory. A listing of these users can be generated using Security Manager. You may remap these users to other accounts using the User Mapping feature.
·Created/Modified properties are not preserved for minor versions of items in a versioned list - this is due to a limitation in SharePoint APIs. Where possible, users may choose to install the Essentials web service to resolve this issue.
·Created/Modified properties are not preserved when migrating to certain service pack versions of SharePoint 2007 - this is due to a limitation in SharePoint APIs. Where possible, users may choose to install the Essentials web service to resolve this issue.
When a site or site collection is loaded into Essentials, a great deal of information is cached by the product. Occasionally users need to re-purpose that information for other needs. The "Save Site to XML" functionality provides a facility for exporting this information into a commonly used format.
1.Right-click on the site you wish to save and select the Save Site to XML option from the provided menu.
2.Enter a location to store the file in the provided field. Secelt Finish to complete the operation.
As with many of Metalogix Essentials operations, users may generate a command line script by pressing the Generate Script button (refer to Scripting Reference Guide for additional information). For repetitive operations like backups, the application has been integrated with Windows Task Scheduler (WTS). WTS allows users to run jobs on a schedule, in the background, even if no user is currently logged into the computer.
Once a script is executed, the history will be available in the log viewer. Unless specified in the script all history files will have auto-generated file names as a unique string of numbers. The path to all log files is: C:\Users\[UserName]\Essentials\.metadata\appLog.
To create a new script and load it into Windows Task Scheduler:
1.Press the Generate Script button within any of the Essentials wizards.
2.The Command Line Script window will open, displaying the script for that wizard action. Press Copy to Clipboard.
3.Open Windows Task Scheduler and select the Create Basic Task option in the Actions panel.
4.Give your task a name and a description, click Next.
5.Select when you would like the task to start, click Next.
6.Set a start date and time, and how many days you would like the task to continue for. Click Next.
7.Leave the Action selection as "start program" and click Next.
8.In the Program/Script field, paste the script you copied to the clipboard in step 2. Click Next.
9.On the summary page, click Finish.
This section provides an overview of Profile and Global Variables.