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  1. reduce/control SharePoint Migration Tool memory and disk index usage to under 2GB

    The current 2.1 release of the SharePoint Migration Tool balloons to occupy a huge amount of memory and disk space when scanning millions of files. I find this unnecessary for a program that is essentially creating a catalog of files.

    After scanning 15 million files, memory usage is at 12 GB and the list.dat file is 45 GB.

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      0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SharePoint Migration Tool: Excluding paths

      A useful addition to the SharePoint Migration Tool would be to support the option for excluding paths in a file share to SharePoint migration scenario. It would be very useful to put an exclude symbol "-" in front of a mapping while building the .csv. In this way you are able to migrate the only what you really need. Example: a library with 50 folders and you need 48 of them. In the current version you migratie everything and in a post migration step you need to manually find and delete these 2 folders. Or I need to add 48…

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        0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow migration of Library structure but not take content. Popular request from customers

        Third party tools such as ShareGate and Metalogix allows the customer to migrate libraries with an option (setting) to leave behind the content. This is very common request from our customers needing to cleanup sites/content before migration but allows the migration of site structure. I have been asked if this is possible many time and I can only recomment using a 3rd party tool. This would be a great addition to our migration tool.

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          3 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Easier CSV input for Sharepoint Migration Tool

          the current CSV file format is lacking 'individual' files option that will prevent restructuring the data.

          What I would like to see is a totally revised and more simple CSV input format:
          "[full source path of file]","[full target path of file]"
          Who ever came up with this rediculous 6 column format, as it is totally unneccesary,bloated and not suitable for migrations targetting specific source files and there verious intended target locations?
          And really I (as a user) don't care if something is a share, site, library or folder. I just want to supply the full URL/path for both source and…

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            0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Don't immediately begin migration of files upon resuming a scan only session

            Don't immediately begin migration of files upon resuming a scan only session. I had a scan only session running for 175 shares that crashed the SPMT. Upon restarting and resuming the migration, the tool began actually migrating the files when I only wanted to scan them.

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              0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SharePoint migration tool and Teams

              When migrating from server file shares in to SharePoint Online using the SharePoint migration tool, currently you can only choose the root folder of a document library and not the libraries belonging to ,for example, Teams channels. This means that you have to migrate in the folders and files and then use a separate method (SharePoint move or move in File Explore after a sync) to move these to respective Teams channel libraries.

              Please develop the tool so that you can select Teams channels libraries/document sites as the destination and not just the root library.

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                1 comment  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                While our integration with Microsoft Teams and Groups in the SharePoint Migration tool is not fully complete. You Should be able to point the tool to Any existing Teams or Group connected team site to migrate content into it. We understand this is not optimal but for the moment you can use the CSV/JSON approach to point it to folder mapping to different teams channels.
                more details at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointmigration/how-to-format-your-csv-file-for-data-content-migration

              • File with empty date created metadata not migrating to SharePoint Online

                While migrating from file share to SPO using SPMT, if any file "Date Created" metadata is empty, migration tools throwing error "Scan File Failure:The item created time or modified time is not supported".

                I would suggest in this scenario, if "Date Created" is empty it should replace with "Data Modified" metadata and vice versa after migration time.

                Avian

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                  0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • permission

                  SharePoint Migration tool does not migration Full permission from File share to "Full Control" permission level in SharePoint Online. The mapping of Full permission to contribute is not a correct scenario because it does not provide Share folder permissions. This is a serious flaw. We hope there is a workaround or fix very soon.

                  Jerry Yasir
                  Microsoft MVP - Office Apps and Services.

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                    0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support TargetListRelativePath in SharePoint Migration Tool UI

                      It would save us a lot of time and hassle if we could specify the target folder in the UI instead of having to export and edit the JSON file to do it.

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                        0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SharePoint Migration Tool Migration Support for Lists With Lookup Fields

                        Currently, when migrating a list with a lookup field using the SharePoint Migration Tool 2.0, a failure occurs stating that the list with the GUID cannot be found. The dependency lists were migrated successfully, however, when migrating the list with the lookup fields, it is looking for a list with a GUID that doesn't exist. When the dependency lists are migrated over, they get new GUIDs.

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                          0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Local Storage Path

                          One of the base requirements for the migration tool is 150G of available space or an SSD. Many of the organizations we support have relatively small C drives though plenty of storage on other attached storage. The migration tool seems to error out if the C drive has < 150G of available space. Please allow the admin performing the migration to specify where the migration tool can obtain it required space.

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                            0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provisioning the OneDrive sites

                            Let the SPMT tool provisioning all the users OD4B sites - up front (BULK) - just as the Thinkscape product files to go does

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                              0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Edit/View MS Project (.MPP) files from Office 365 SharePoint Online

                              After Migration we are unable to open MS Project files (.MPP) from Office 365 Sharepoint online. Please fix this. There are some suggestions online on how to fix it but best would be if this was native within SharePoint Online
                              https://www.projectplan365.com/articles/editview-ms-project-mpp-files-from-office-365-sharepoint-online/

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                                0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Dedicated Azure Storage ID should be part of each tenant. Not a free ID that is shared.

                                Dedicated Azure Storage ID should be part of each tenant. Not a free ID that is shared. We never know how long a large blob storage migration is going to take.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support for SharePoint 2010

                                  Support for migrate from SharePoint 2010 to SPO

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                                    3 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thank you for providing feedback. While we can’t commit to a timeline right now we are working on enabling the SharePoint 2010 as a source in the SharePoint Migration tool. We will update this suggestion when possible.

                                  • migrate SharePoint 2016 to O365

                                    We have a few SharePoint 2016 sites that we would like to have migrated to Office365 but I'm not able to find an easy way to do this. I tried to save list as template to get some of the content there but the data didn't import correctly. There needs to be a way to migrate SharePoint 2016 to O365 fully.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thank you for providing feedback. We do have in the plans to bring support for SharePoint 2016 as a source in the SharePoint Migration tool. While we can’t commit to a timeline right now we are working on enabling the SharePoint 2010 first then move on to 2016 based on current feedback.

                                    • Add Wiki Page Library Support to SharePoint Migration Tool

                                      Add support for Wiki Page Library to SharePoint Migration Tool v2

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                                          0 comments  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Open Source the SharePoint Migration Tool

                                          You will get some interesting features from the community. Also stop SharePoint customers from paying tons of money for migrations

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                                            1 comment  ·  Migration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            PowerShell support is now available for SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT). Customers should be able to leverage PowerShell cmdlets to extend migration activities in their own custom migration logic.

                                            Link to the PowerShell cmdlets @ docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointmigratio..

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