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OneDrive migration for a company

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We have a traditional on-premises file server where users access personal files on their "P" drive.  We wish to migrate these P drives to Office 365 OneDrive.

- How can we bulk migrate personal drives to OneDrive?  This is for about 150 users.
- Is this a valid migration, are other companies doing this?

Thank you.
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I would strongly recommend against that. ODfB is not intended to be used as a replacement for file shares and you will have issues with it. But if you insist, this article has detailed instructions: http://blogs.technet.com/b/akieft/archive/2013/09/06/migrating-file-shares-to-skydrive-pro.aspx#pi47623=2

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What might be a viable option for a business looking to move their user's personal file shares to a cloud-based solution?  If ODfB is not going to be used for a person's personal file repository, then what?  If it makes any difference, user's have minimal files in their personal file shares.  What do you think?
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If those files are documents, by all means put them in ODfb, but most people I've come across want to use it as a 'normal' file share, some even redirect the %userprofile% there. Or they want to use it as a backup, lured by the 'unlimited storage' mantra. Nobody is stopping you for using it as such, the instructions are in the article above. But you will run into issues: the sync client, the 20k sync limit, the 5k view limit per library, issues with supported characters in file names, issues with keeping the mapped drive connected, the total lack of admin controls, etc.

You can watch this video for a more detailed explanation: http://en.share-gate.com/blog/demystify-onedrive-for-business-before-migration