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On Demand Migration Current - Administrator Guide

About On Demand Migration Signing up for Quest On Demand Before You Start Working with On Demand Migration Starting a Migration Project Account Migration Mail Migration Public Folders Migration OneDrive Migration SharePoint Migration Microsoft Teams Migration Content Migration for Office 365 Groups Troubleshooting Finalizing the Migration

Setting Custom SharePoint Admin Center URLs

On Demand Migration builds the expected SharePoint Admin Center URL based on SharePoint's default naming convention. If a customer has custom SharePoint Admin Center URLs, these URLs should be set manually as described below:

  1. Click Configure Project on the SharePoint migration dashboard.
  2. In the Edit Project dialog, change default source or target SharePoint Admin Center URLs to the custom ones and click Save.

IMPORTANT: On Demand Migration does not validate SharePoint Admin Center URLs. These URLs are a subject of special request to Microsoft. Do not change the default URL if the custom one is not yet approved by Microsoft.

Migrating sites

Use the SharePoint contents tab to migrate SharePoint objects (sites, lists, web, members). You can migrate an entire site or initiate granular or incremental migration. You can navigate through SharePoint site objects and identify any site objects that failed to migrate.

Populate SharePoint sites

TIP: Before you begin, ensure the account migration has finished (or at least that all SharePoint users are migrated).

To populate On Demand with SharePoint sites

The simplest approach is to populate On Demand with all supported site collections. Alternatively, see the next set of instructions to populate On Demand with a defined list of site collections.

From the SharePoint contents tab

  1. Click DISCOVER SITE COLLECTIONS.
  2. From the New Discovery Task dialog, Discovery Options tab, make sure Discover all supported site collections is selected.
  3. Complete the New Discovery Task dialog.
    • Schedule when the task will be started. See Task Scheduling for details. Click Next to view the task summary.
    • Check scheduled start of the task and name the task. Give informative names for the tasks. It will greatly simplify the project management and event filtering in the future.
    • Click Finish to save or start the task depending on schedule option selected.
  4. SharePoint sites will be added to the table in On Demand. On Demand will set the object state of each site to discovered. Learn more about Object and content states.

To populate On Demand with a defined list of SharePoint sites

Step 1: Prepare the list of SharePoint sites:

  • The list of SharePoint sites will all be in one column of a CSV formatted file.
  • On Demand will read data from column name URL or Source URL.
    • On Demand will read the column name from the first line of the CSV file.
    • If the CSV file contains both URL and Source URL column names then the first encountered column will be read.
    • If the CSV file contains other columns they will be ignored.
    • The CSV file can contain one column.
  • On Demand will read the URL of each SharePoint site from the URL/ Source URL column, one URL per line.

Step 2: From the SharePoint contents tab

  1. Click DISCOVER SITE COLLECTIONS.
  2. From the New Discovery Task dialog, Discovery Options tab, select Discover selected site collections from file.
  3. Click Browse to locate the CSV file.
  4. SharePoint sites from the CSV file will be added to the table in On Demand. On Demand tests the site URL  valid before adding it to the table, ensuring that it exists and that is is based on the support site template. On Demand will set the object state of each site to discovered. Learn more about Object and content states.

To populate On Demand with SharePoint site contents

You can populate the site structure and content without triggering a migration. This is how you do it.

In populating the site structure and content you will better understand the scope of the migration. The SharePoint contents tab will be populated with the following SharePoint object types: Site (site collection), Web (root site), Lists, Webs (sub sites, child sites). The display will include such information as the number of lists and the number of items in each list.

From the SharePoint contents tab

  1. Locate the site.
  2. Check the site. You can check multiple sites to populate the contents of multiple sites.
  3. Click DISCOVER SHAREPOINT CONTENTS.

Object and content states

On the SharePoint Contents tab, use the Object state and Content state properties to determine the state of any SharePoint object in the migration process.

To populate the table see Populate SharePoint sites.

Object state

Use the object state property to track the object itself. When the object is added to On Demand its status is discovered. When discovered you can trigger a migration: Migrate.

State Description
Discovered On Demand has discovered the object on the source. See the steps to Migrate.
Matched On Demand has matched a site on the source URL with a corresponding site on the target URL.
Provisioned On Demand has created (updated) the SharePoint object (site, web, list, users and groups) on the target without warnings or errors. You are now ready to track the content state.
Provisioned with issues On Demand has created (updated) the object with warnings or errors. See Issues: warnings and errors.

Content state

Use the On Demand content state property to track the progress of migrating the SharePoint object's content. Note that the content state value is transient (may change) while the task status is in progress. See also The transient nature of the object and content states during migration.

State Description
Not Migrated On Demand has not migrated the content. This is the default content state when the object state is discovered.
Migrating On Demand is migrating the object content.
Migrated On Demand has successfully migrated the content to the target without warning or errors. If the object is a list then all the list items have migrated successfully. If the object is a SharePoint site or web (root site) then all the child lists and webs have migrated successfully.
Partially Migrated While a migration task is in progress, partially migrated can be a transitory state showing at least one child is migrating or not migrated. Once the migration task is complete, partially migrated indicates that not all children of the object migrated: at least one child migrated and at least one child did not migrate.
Migrated with Issues On Demand has migrated the content to the target with warnings or errors. See Issues: warnings and errors.
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