Hi, my name is Ghazwan Khairi, systems consultant for Dell software. Today, we'll be looking at Migration Suite for SharePoint file share migration capabilities to SharePoint 2013. So the requirement may be that you need to bring across your files-- your collaboration files, Office files, PDF text files, MP3 files, videos-- over to SharePoint 2013 to leverage SharePoint's document, management and collaboration capabilities for these files.
To do so, it's a fairly straightforward process. Launch Migration Suite for SharePoint. And if you haven't already downloaded the solution, I encourage you, maybe after viewing this video, to download an evaluation copy of the solution and to test a migration of your file shares to SharePoint 2013. The solution is agentless, so you don't need to put anything on SharePoint 2013.
Again, the process is fairly straightforward. First of all, connect to your target site, the SharePoint 2013 site that you want to connect to. In my case here, I'm connecting to my marketing site.
So again, the only thing you need here is to plug in a label for the site and then the address of the site, and then click on Finish. This will connect you to that specific site. So you can browse to it from the navigator screen. So that's step number one.
Step number two, which you don't really need to do much with because all your connections are available to you on the bottom left-hand side of the screen, simply navigate over to the file share that you want to migrate content from. And then what I'll do in here-- I have a lot of documents in here-- what I'll do is I'll just run a filter that says only show me file extension equals to a .pdf. I do not want to migrate everything. I only want to migrate my PDFs across. And I may not even want to migrate all my PDFs across.
But you notice how we can filter content. So if there is a need to only bring content that's been modified after a specific date, or just like I did right now, only PDFs, we'll do different phases of these migrations. Whatever the reason may be, you can run or use the filtering capabilities in the solution.
We'll highlight just a couple of documents in here. And then we can right-click on them, select to copy them-- saves them in the buffer. Or what I'm going to do in addition to that-- or I will do something totally different-- I'll drag them and I'll drop them onto my Documents document library that I browsed over to earlier. It's one of the advantages of making sure that you've connected to all your target sites before running a migration.
The migration job wizard opens up, tells me, this is the target location you've selected. I can change that right through here. We'll click Next.
This is your metadata mapping screen. Obviously, these are files that live on file shares. Obviously, they have a name, a title, a creation date.
But you may want to tag additional metadata to these files. You can absolutely do so. This is the screen in which you do so through. You can even map to custom content types right through here. In my case, I only have the document content type available to me on this document library. And then you can define what metadata or what file attribute you map to what column in that content type.
And then, on the next screen, there are some advanced options to either, say, copy permissions of the files, remove folder structures, apply filters, and then three options to run the actual migration itself. We can click Finish. This will start and kick off the migration. We can generate a script, which will basically give us a script of what we've just defined on the interface. This is a PowerShell script you could go run somewhere else.
Or we can generate the CSV file that, in turn, will basically be used as a centralized location for all the files we want to bring across to SharePoint. And in that file, we can define all the attributes that we want to map across, all the content types, all the metadata. So we have a centralized location for what will happen when we run the final migration to SharePoint.
And then, when we create that file, we simply go back to our target site or list, right-click on it, and say, upload using a CSV file, point to the CSV file that we generated. I'm going to do the simplest option, and that is click on Finish. And that will migrate four or five documents-- I don't know how many I've selected-- I've obviously selected five-- to SharePoint 2013.
We can take a look at the log. It'll tell us exactly what processed and what didn't process. In this case, these are file shares, so everything will process just fine. We'll right-click on the document library. We'll view it in the browser. And this shows us the files that we've just copied across.
And this is a full fidelity migration. So the fact that these files were modified by system account, modified back in January 15 of 2013, that's all been preserved for us. So this is file migrations using Migration Suite for SharePoint. This concludes this video. Thanks for tuning in.