Hello. My name is Ghazwan Khairi, manager of Systems Consulting for SharePoint at Dell Software. In this short video, we'll be looking closely at the Dell Content Migrator for SharePoint. We will examine how we can move content within a SharePoint environment.
If you look closely on the screen, you will notice that we work with all flavors of SharePoint-- SharePoint 2007, '10, '13, as well as Office 365. Let's take a look at how we migrate content. So I'm going to, first of all, walk you through how we connect to a site.
So let's connect to our source site. We'll say this is SharePoint 2013 Source. And so we already have a 2013 listed in there. And the way we connect to these sites is by simply going to the site, grabbing the URL from the site. So let's grab the address of the site.
And notice, I'm only concerned about the site address, nothing else. And we'll put the forward slash in there. And we'll go ahead and click Finish to connect to the site.
So now we're connecting to the Source 2013 site. Download is completed. Now if I expand the source, I'll be able to browse over to the lists and libraries on that site.
I can double-click on any of these lists to see the content in here, or I can right-click and view it directly in a browser. So we've got nine documents in here that we want to move around in our SharePoint environment.
So what we're going to do is we're going to highlight all these records, so we're going to do a select all, or you can selectively choose which one you want to copy. You could also run a filter. Let's say I'm only interested in copying or moving content that's been created after a specific date, or by a specific individual.
So let's highlight everything in here. Two ways to copy the content-- you can right-click on it, select to copy it; or you can drag it and drop it into whatever you want to migrate it to. We're not going to migrate it to the same location it currently lives in. That would not be a good idea. Let's expand our target marketing site, and let's drag and drop onto our marketing site. So we're going from Source to Marketing, from Lab to Marketing.
There's a Wizard that we need to go through. It's a three-page Wizard. Where are you taking this content to? Next, this is a metadata mapping screen. This is where we can tag, classify SharePoint content.
We can start with the content type. We can choose whatever content that's available to us on the target destination. And as you choose your content type, you'll see all the different fields that you can map to for that content type.
For any specific content type, you can give default values to columns, or you can give source values to columns. So I can take the folder level path one from my Source environment, and map that to my title on the target environment. Or I can say this is going to be just-- I give it a default value, so this is a default title for all my content.
On the next and final screen, there are some advanced options to choose from. I can include sub-folders, overwrite the file exists, remove folder structure, apply filters, et cetera. And then we'll go ahead and click OK.
What we're doing here is, again, this scenario here-- I've got a bunch of documents sitting in one document library in my 2013 environment, in my lab, maybe dev farm or QA farm. And I want to copy those to a different environment altogether that's also SharePoint 2013. I may be sharing this with other departments or whathaveyou.
So nine items have been processed. Let's take a look at the log. Tells us nine items have been processed. This is great. Let's close this.
Now let's go to our 2013 Marketing that doesn't have Source next to it. Double-click, we'll see the nine documents in here. Also, if we right-click in here and, say, view this in the browser, we're going to be able to take a look at the documents in the browser. One thing, if you recall, that we did if we look at the properties of it, we change the title to say Default Title. So all of these documents have Default Title as their title.