8 common challenges for SharePoint migration

Many organizations wish to migrate SharePoint site data to another site for many reasons.  Generally, in this case, they may have to face many hurdles while migrating the data to the target site. In this article, we highlight the most common challenges that users might come across.

1. Data storage space on the target server
This is one of the major problems when you plan to migrate from one site to another site. While migrating the source site data to the target site, the target site should have sufficient storage space. If you have less space on the target server, then migration might be halted abruptly. Make sure that the target server has sufficient storage space to organize your data properly
  • 2. Active Directory
    It is important to check the operation of Active Directory. Identity federation and directory syncing are part of the migration. It is a primary function of the active directory to authenticate and authorize users and computers. To achieve a safe migration process, its role is important. If there is any problem in the Active Directory, it will slow down the process of the entire directory synchronization.

    3. There may be a chances of losing meta-data
    Meta-data are small pieces of information that define the main data. For example, tags, keywords, site information are meta-data. During migration, there may be instances of losing all or some of the meta-data that was defined previously. To overcome this, you need to select a better migration tool and organize it well with the suitable content types.

    4. Bulk migration
    When you are migrating huge amount of data, it is very tedious to keep a good track of all the data during migration. Moreover, if you choose a third party tool whose performance for migration is not up to the mark, then there might be loose ends to tie when the data is migrated.  Therefore, it is very important to choose a trusted and efficient tool for migration.

    5. Connectivity
    During the migration process, you should have a high-speed internet connection. Bandwidth or connectivity plays an important role additionally. If you have large amount of data to migrate and have limited internet access, then the migration process can terminate in between while connecting to the server. Even after the migration process, your SharePoint Online can result in endless loading of files and pages due to low bandwidth.  So ensure that you have a good internet connection while migrating sensitive data to the target site.

    6. Security
    Security is the major concern of every organization. When all the data are present in the SharePoint account, you will have control over your data but while migrating data you may not have that kind of control in your hands. If the software uses Microsoft-based services, then you don’t have to worry about running patches or security updates. Microsoft takes care of all of them on a rolling basis, whenever a new update is available.

    7. Unorganized content
    Unorganized information is another common scenario. It is mostly attributed to the organization and its users. Vast amounts of data will be strewn all over the place. Often sites, libraries, lists, content types, and content layouts tends to pile up disorganized way over time. If you have properly analyzed and structured those data beforehand, then the migration becomes much simpler. If not, even a simple process can become a big hurdle and a time-intensive affair in the event of migration.

    8. Customizations
    Having lots of customizations on your account will become an obstruction when you need manual intervention at multiple stages. A work-around solution would be to first make a list of all the customizations, perform migration to the target account and then re-assign the customizations back. This might look complicated, but when you have the right migration tool to perform, it can be done easily. The same may hold good for the permission model as many things might not get inherited properly unless a proper discovery is conducted.

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    It supports offline Exchange, Live Exchange, Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 groups, Global Address Lists (GALs), Exchange OST, Outlook PST, IMAP email, etc, backup and migration. Also, EdbMails supports many features such as incremental migration, zero downtime, automatic mapping of source and target server, retains source folder hierarchy on the target server, and many more.

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    With this tool, you can migrate Microsoft SharePoint sites, folders, documents, and files from your existing SharePoint site to another. The application automatically maps the source and the target sites.

    Know more about SharePoint migration:

    • It migrates all folders, files without any limitations on the size of data
    • Allows Team Site, Public Site, Private Site including sub-site migration
    • Migrates only selected site from a source server
    • Migration can be done efficiently in just a few clicks
    • Automatically creates sub-sites on the target server

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