LepideMigrator for Documents – Content Migration Tool for SharePoint

LepideMigrator for Documents is equipped with a myriad of advanced features for requirement based migration. It helps administrators to move shared data from file servers and public folders (Exchange and Office 365) to SharePoint on-premise and SharePoint online without being hindered by the limits and boundaries of un-aided SharePoint migration. This tool supports SharePoint to SharePoint migration, making it the ideal content migration tool for SharePoint.

Right from analyzing the data for SharePoint compatibility to viewing the migration history, this tool supports the requirements of the user throughout the process. It allows administrators to perform the migration according to the requirements of the organization and to move only the required items, perform bulk migrations, schedule  migrations and more while helping save time and labour cost throughout the process.

LepideMigrator for Documents has a large satisfied customer base and endorsement from SharePoint experts as well as Microsoft MVPs.

When it comes to migration, everyone wants a hassle-free migration of documents from traditional data sharing platforms like file shares, and public folders to the most advanced collaboration platform, MS SharePoint. Small, medium, and large-sized organizations look for specialized tools to accomplish the migration as per the necessities of the organization.

MS SharePoint is advantageous to organizations as it provides advanced collaboration features like versioning, check-in/check-out, work-flow and content management facilities, and intranet, and helps team members to share documents among each other and work in tandem.

1.      Challenges in Migration

Moving the data to SharePoint is a tricky business for many reasons. Apart from educating the employees on using the new platform, administrators have to make the content suitable for MS SharePoint environment as SharePoint puts some limits and boundaries on what can be migrated to it. Also, SharePoint’s architecture and permission structure is different from that of file shares and public folders; completion of the migration within a reasonable time frame is also a considerable challenge. Administrators who are not technically adept find it a real challenge as there are no inbuilt facilities in SharePoint to help them migrate in a simple way. Relying on professional migration tools is the best option.

2.      The Solution

LepideMigrator for Documents (LMD) supplies administrator with everything they require for successful migration from traditional file servers and public folders to SharePoint on-premise and SharePoint Online (Office 365). This user-friendly tool works in a largely automated way and helps in performing all migration related actions—from pre-migration analysis to migration history analysis—with near-zero assistance from the administrators. It helps organizations get over all the challenges of the migration:

  • to migrate file server and public folder data to SharePoint (on-premise and online)
  • to migrate SharePoint (2010, 2013)/Office 365 Sites, Sub sites, Lists, Libraries, Items, and Item permissions to SharePoint Server (2010, 2013)/Office 365
  • to foresee the challenges of migration even before starting the migration
  • to validate and fix SharePoint compatibility issues
  • to migrate all the meta data like document owner, permissions, and more
  • to do requirement based  migration (to move only required the content granularly)
  • to schedule the migration to run automatically at specified time
  • to do bulk migration with the help of CSV
  • to  do many parallel migration simultaneously
  • to study and analyze the migration history

Using LepideMigrator for Documents, one can migrate files and folders from file servers, and public folder content from Exchange/Office 365 to SharePoint environment. In addition, it can migrate Sites, Sub sites, Libraries, etc., between SharePoint and Office 365 and vice versa. LMD helps administrators in conducting a pre-migration analysis so as to foresee the possible impediments in the migration process. It validates names and types of files, searches and finds invalid characters and end strings in names, and checks for file size limitations and blocked file extensions. During migration, it maps the document owners from the source to destination servers; also, it automatically updates the file names and URLs so as to make them fit the SharePoint requirements. This tool supports bulk migration and allows you to migrate anything—content, metadata, and permissions— from the source to the destination. Its filtering options –date wise, file wise, and user wise—ensure that you can move the required data selectively leaving the rest behind in the source. Public folder content like Emails, Calendars, Contacts, Events, Notes Journals, and Tasks, etc. can be migrated accurately too. Most importantly, data can be migrated as simply as copying and pasting from the source to the destination.

For bulk migration, LMD allows using CSV files that list the details of the data to be migrated. And one can run multiple instances of the software in parallel to complete the migration quickly and with minimum human effort. Also, this solution can collect data from multiple sources simultaneously and transfer to multiple SharePoint sites or URLs at a time. One can schedule the migration job and can start, pause, stop, or re-start the migration process at will. This software provides a detailed history of the migration to get all the information related to the migration. In short, LepideMigrator for Documents helps to address all the issues related to migration and to complete it swiftly even if the organization’s migration requirements are complex.


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