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On Demand Migration Current - Administrator Guide

About On Demand Migration Before You Start Working with On Demand Migration Starting Migration Project Configuring Connections Sharing Availability Information Collecting Account Information Pre-Migration Assessment Account Migration Mail Migration Public Folders Migration OneDrive Migration SharePoint Migration Microsoft Teams Migration Content Migration for Office 365 Groups Troubleshooting Finalizing the Migration

The transient nature of the object and content states during migration

When migrating a site the web and list task status will be set to complete when the web or list object state is set to provisioned. This is expected behavior in the current implementation. It indicates that the sub task to provision the object is complete. The Content State will not go to migrated until the child content is migrated

When migrating a site or web, the content state may be set to migrated and then reset to partially migrated. This will typically happen for a site that had not had the SharePoint content discovery run before migration is started. In this case the migration is discovering content to migrate as it goes along. The content state is set to migrating when the migration completes what it has discovered so far, then it looks for more and resets to partially migrating, repeating until all content is discovered and migrated. It discovers lists in a web in groups (not all at once) and then it discovers any sub sites after the lists are done.

Review migration results

The migration task is complete and an object state is provisioned with issues or a content state is migrated with issues. Locate these objects in the SharePoint hierarchy.

Review using the SharePoint Content view

Once the migration task is complete, locate objects where the object state is provisioned with issues or the content state is migrated with issues using the SharePoint content view..

From the SharePoint contents tab

  • Select the object so the row is highlighted and the details pane opens to the right of the screen.
  • From the details pane click Show Contents
  • Continue following the webs into the site structure until you see
    • an object where the Object State is Provisioned with Issues
    • a list where the Content State is Migrated with Issues
  • From the details pane click SHOW PARENT to return upward through the hierarchy.

Review using Flat View and Filtering

Once the migration task is complete, locate objects where the object state is provisioned with issues or the content state is migrated with issues using a flat view of the objects and filtering.

To see all SharePoint objects in the table in a flat view

  • Remove the Site filter.

To filter the table to see all Share Point objects with issues with provisioning

  • Set the Object State filter to Provisioned with Issues.

TIP: You can filter further by setting a filter on the object Type.

To filter the table to see objects with issues with the migration

  • Set the Object State filter to Migrated with Issues.

TIP: You can filter further by setting a filter on the object Type. The smallest object type where migration issues will be found is List.

 

 

Issues: warnings and errors

To see the warnings and errors for a given object

From the SharePoint contents tab

  1. Highlight the object to see the details pane on the right.
  2. From the details pane click Events.

Repair using granular migration of a site, lists, web, SharePoint members

From the SharePoint contents tab

  1. Locate objects with object state provisioned with issues or content state migrated with issues. See Review migration results.
  2. Check these objects.
  3. Click Migrate. See also Migrate.

List objects: warnings and errors

If a list object content state is migrated with issues then the most likely reason is the number of list items is fewer on the target than on the source.

To see the number of list items on the source

From the SharePoint contents tab

  1. Highlight the list object to see the details pane on the right.
  2. The details pane provides a count of the number of the list items for this list on the source.

Repair using granular migration

From the SharePoint contents tab

  1. Locate the list objects that did not migrate.
  2. Check these objects.
  3. Click Migrate. See also Migrate.

Incremental migration of lists

The On Demand Migration for SharePoint service can migrate new and updated list items in previously migrated lists with the content state migrated. See Object and content states.

NOTE: Incremental migration of system libraries like Site Pages is not supported. These libraries are always fully re-migrated. See Merging and Re-Migration Considerations.

To trigger an incremental migration of a SharePoint list:

  1. Open the SharePoint contents tab and locate the SharePoint list. There are a couple ways to do this:
    1. Add a filter to show only objects of type list.
    2. Add a filter to show only lists with content state migrated.
  2. Select the list. You can check multiple lists to migrate multiple lists.
  3. Click MIGRATE

Repairing lists with migration issues

The On Demand Migration for SharePoint service can repair lists with the content state Migrated with Issues. See Object and content states. When such a list is migrated, the contents of the list in the source and target tenants are compared. Missing items in the target are restored and items that are updated in the source since the previous migration will be incrementally migrated.

Lists are migrated based on the migration state. You can select multiple lists with different content states and the lists will be migrated based on its state. For example, an incremental migration will occur if new list items were added to a source list that was previously migrated, a repair migration will occur if the list was migrated with issues, and a full migration will occur for lists that have not been migrated.

To repair a list with migration issues:

  1. Open the SharePoint contents tab and locate the SharePoint list as described below:
    1. Clear all filters and search criteria Add a filter to show only objects of type List.
    2. Add a filter to show only objects where Type = List and Content State = Migrated with Issues.
  2. Select the list. You can select multiple lists if needed.
  3. Click MIGRATE. The New Migration Task wizard starts.
  4. Step 1: Options
    1. Specify the information as described below:
      1. Map unmatched users to - enter the O365 email address of an existing user in the target tenant.
      2. Include child structure and content - select this option if the list has any hierarchical items that you want to migrate.
      3. Clear selected sharepoint objects from the target before starting the migration - if this option is selected, a full migration will occur because the target list will be deleted and the existing migration state will be ignored.
    2. Click Next.
  5. Step 2: Version Options
    1. Select from the following options:
      1. Migrate most recent version only
      2. Migrate two most recent versions
      3. Migrate more versions (with options) - you must specify additional criteria if you select this option.
    2. Click Next.
  6. Step 3: Schedule
    1. Choose from one of three options to schedule the task. The scheduler will be activated only after you complete the task wizard.
      1. Run now - the task will run immediately.
      2. Run later - the task will start after a time delay.
      3. Schedule - specify a future date and time.
    2. Click Next.
  7. Step 4: Summary
    1. Verify the task settings.
    2. Click Next.
  8. When the task completes, verify the Content State for the selected list. If issues persist, check for event warnings.
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