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SharePoint 2013 to Office 365 migration test strategy RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    We are migrating from Sharepoint 2013 to Office 365 with a content size of 10TB. Am looking for the following details:

    1. Strategy & planning for migration from testing perspective

    2. Testing Checklist pre & post migration

    3. Typical test environment for this testing

    4. Best approach to compare and validate the source and target environment post migration

    5. Any effective third party tool that can be used to validate the migration

    Thanks!

    Friday, January 20, 2017 7:17 AM

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  • Hi,

    I would suggest the following third party tools for migrating from SP 2013 to Online for effective migration:

    Sharegate

    Metalogix

    Both gives logs post migration which shows the migration results.


    Cheers,
    Maruthu
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    Friday, January 20, 2017 7:26 AM
  • Thanks Maruthu for your input. Any information on best test approach or strategy will help.
    Friday, January 20, 2017 12:36 PM
  • You are welcome.

    As I mentioned, ShareGate and Metalogix provides the log report post migration which will help you identify what is migrated and what is not.

    Few links on Metalogix for your reference:

    Free tools: http://www.metalogix.com/product-downloads

    Webinars: http://www.metalogix.com/Events/Webinars.aspx

    Ebooks: http://www.metalogix.com/Resources/Featured-White-Papers.aspx


    Cheers,
    Maruthu
    P.S. : Please click the 'Mark as Answer' button if a post solves your problem! :)
    Explore the SharePoint

    Monday, January 23, 2017 4:36 AM
  • Hi,

    If your site is having some custom forms / complex SPD workflows then it's better to go with ShareGate tool. It is better than Metalogix (Metavis tool for Office 365) tool. ShareGate also has the ability to migrate the content from site level to site collection level.

    Thanks,


    Kunal

    Friday, March 30, 2018 10:20 AM
  • A good place to start is the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool (SMAT).  It will analyse your farm to determine what remediation is required before migration.  Here are some good scripts to help.  Once you have you're farm as clean as it can get, do a sample migration with a 3rd party tool.  I always do a "structure" migration first so the content types, lists/libraries etc are created first, re-mediate any issues, then migrate the content and re-mediate.  take it slow and deliberate as you learn along the way.

    10 TB won't go quick but plan it out with users who will be the least likely to be interrupted and embrace the move, then move on to more challenging sites/site collections.


    Steve Pucelik - Microsoft Sr Premier Field Engineer

    Friday, March 30, 2018 5:21 PM
  • Hi,

    Vyapin Dockit Migrator may be the best fit for your migration needs. Please see my answers below

    1. Strategy & planning for migration from testing perspective

       Vyapin Office 365 Migration Planner tool helps you in analyzing your current on premise infrastructure and reports about various SharePoint elements in detail. This makes you know what needs to be migrated and the that to be skipped.

    2. Testing Checklist pre & post migration

        After getting the reports from Vyapin Office 365 Migration Planner tool you will be able to compile a migration checklist 

    3. Typical test environment for this testing

        Vyapin Tools will have evaluation version ranging from 15 to 30 days using which you can try various migration scenarios.

    4. Best approach to compare and validate the source and target environment post migration

        Vyapin Dockit Migrator is having in-built feature to compare and validate the source and target environment before initiating the migration task.

    5. Any effective third party tool that can be used to validate the migration

       Try Vyapin SharePoint Migration Tool - Dockit Migrator to know the flaws in your source contents and rectify it.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 9:54 AM
  • Execute the following steps sketched below and ensure a smooth and successful Office 365 migration.

    Step 1: Explore Your Purpose of Office 365 Migration
    Before you decide to migrate, you must be clear with the answers of the two questions mentioned below.
    Why are moving to Office 365?
    What do you want to achieve from this transition?
    Although this step appears to be way too simple, it is undoubtedly one of the most important step as defining goals will help you make long term plans. Apart from improving information architecture, definite goals help you in easy content identification and electronic records retention policy adoption.

    Step 2: Carry Out an Inventory Audit
    Once you are clear with your firm’s “why”, you need to find answers for “what” already exists. Calculating the overall content size is needed as the migration time will be directly proportional to it. Next, identify the various parts of your content along with their corresponding customizations as you will need to migrate and implement all of them respectively. Also, repair all broken parts in existing SharePoint system before migration to ensure their proper working in Office 365.

    Step 3: Determine the Look and Feel of Your Application
    Design is the silent ambassador of your solution. So, an effective Office 365 solution design both in terms of technical infrastructure and user experience is an obvious requirement. Migration, of course, affects UI in some ways. Henceforth, creating a user friendly UI is must to attribute the pitfalls of existing system and enhance user satisfaction.

    Step 4: Develop Your Solution
    On completion of designing, build your new Office 365 solution. Next, map all site content in its new environment to achieve data integrity.

    Step 5: Work on Your SharePoint Migration to Office 365 Plan
    Before going live, decide on the way you want to move your content from the existing system. It is always better to use a third party content migration tool to make the migration both quick and accurate.

    Step 6: Simulate Your O365 Migration
    Once you are done with development and content migration planning, simulate the whole activity on a sample data set. This will help you in determining the content transfer rate which in turn can be used to calculate the total migration time. An effective simulation assists in planning timeline correctly.

    Step 7: Migrate and Decommission
    Now, simply pull the trigger and migrate your content. Remember, to pull down the existing system or limit its access. Decommissioning your previous platform ensures employees will only be able to work in the new environment. This is an important step toward successful user adoption.

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:43 PM