SharePoint has become a platform for secure collaboration in many organizations all around the globe. Especially after the introduction of SharePoint Online. Because of this popularity, most companies have grown used to using SharePoint on a daily basis. As a side effect, the SharePoint site collections have been growing more and more ever since. SharePoint can handle tremendous data sizes, that is not the problem. The problem occurs when you need to migrate SharePoint. There is no automatic native path for this task – that is why admins learn to fear the phrase “SharePoint Online migration”. Let’s change that.
Migrating SharePoint, no matter if it is migration between tenants, migrate SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint Online
, or even migration between site collections, does not have to be a manual nightmare.
Microsoft has released SharePoint Migration Tool. Currently, this migration tool supports only a single scenario – SharePoint 2013 (and on-premises file shares) to SharePoint Online.
Its backup and restore features are primarily used as a precaution and disaster recovery plan. Thanks to the ability to restore chosen resources to any target location, this Backup tool can also be used to migrate SharePoint in multiple scenarios, including:
SharePoint Online migrations between Office 365 tenants,
on-premises SharePoint 2013 or 2016 migrations to SharePoint Online,
migrations of site collections
The tool is primarily an Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business backup and archiving solution. Thanks to that, if you use it for migration purposes, you can still use this tool, later on, to secure your Office 365 data to fill the gaps in any business continuity and disaster recovery plan.
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