Apart from this, an automated solution for the migration of SharePoint to Office 365 has also been discussed. Now, let us explore some prerequisites of the migration process before preceding towards the transfer process.
Before moving from one SharePoint to another SharePoint account or to SharePoint Online, it is important to keep some things in mind. Let us have a look:
SharePoint to SharePoint Office 365 Migration Using Manual Approach
MovingSharePoint online site to another tenant can be done through ‘Save site as template’ functionality of SharePoint. This is the most reliable method but users may require some technical knowledge and skills too. During the migration process, users must have to save an origin site as a template and link it to the destination site. Next, they can copy content from one SharePoint site to another for completing the SharePoint Online migration procedure. This activity is categorized into 3 major steps:
Step 1: Save Source Site as a Template
Step 2: Browse Saved template to the destination site
Step 3: Copy Content from Source to the Destination site
You can also copy the content from a source SharePoint Online site to destination O365 SharePoint online site after mapping these two sites to a network location. For doing this, follow the below steps:
Point to Remember: The option ‘Save site as the template' of SharePoint Online is a collaboration feature and this will be used for site migrations among two dissimilar O365 SharePoint Online tenants.
Challenges of Manual Procedure
There are a very large number of constraints while using manual approach. Some of them are listed below:
The above-mentioned procedure consists of many drawbacks and this process may lead to permanent data loss. To remove all such issues during migration, we recommend users to use one of the most reliable tools I.e; SysTools SharePoint Migrator.
This software can export the SharePoint database to another or same SharePoint online Database. It supports all versions of SharePoint as well as On-Premises. It has a user-friendly interface that even a novice user can understand and follow without needing any external help. Some of the impressive features of the tool are discussed below:
Wrapping It Up
In this blog, we have explained all the techniques that can be used to migrate data from SharePoint to Office 365 SharePoint account. However, sometimes the manual approach may not always be helpful to accomplish SharePoint to SharePoint online migration task. Thus, users can take help of an automated approach as mentioned above. Along with this, we have discussed some extra-ordinary features of the software in an absolute way.