File Storage

We are moving ahead with a SharePoint implementation hosted on Office 365.

We need to move a lot of data to SharePoint from a file server. This data will be shared between different groups / divisions within the business.

What is the best method of transferring the files / folders to SharePoint Online? I understand that we would also need to re-create security groups and appl permissions.

Are there any storage restrictions or any other limits / considerations?
HypervizorAsked:
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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
2GB per file, total storage is based on the number of licenses you have. More here:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/sharepoint-online-software-boundaries-and-limits-HA102694293.aspx

As for uploading the files, it supports drag and drop in the browser window. If you prefer, you can open a library with Explorer, use mapped drive or SkydrivePro.
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HypervizorAuthor Commented:
So there's no problem with uploading a large quantity / number of folders and directories?

I understand SharePoint isn't supposed to replace a file server but there's a big push here for storing the majority there. That's why it's a shame you can't sync AD groups and permissions.

Can you script permissions?
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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Sadly, no way to automate the permissions. The PowerShell module only gives you the ability to assign permissions at the Site Collection level, and only to a group.
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