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Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool vs. Kernel Migrator for SharePoint

Aftab Alam
Aftab Alam Updated On - 30 Dec 2020

Microsoft SharePoint is a popular content management system used by leading business organizations around the world. It has numerous advantages like simplified professional document management, collaboration features, and universal accessibility. Microsoft also offers a special tool to migrate the on-premises SharePoint data to SharePoint Online, OneDrive, and Office 365.

You can download the Microsoft SharePoint Migration tool from the following link
http://spmtreleasescus.blob.core.windows.net/install/default.htm

  1. After downloading and installing the tool, you will see the home screen of the tool. Click Next.
  2. installing the tool

  3. Input the credentials for your Office 365 account. Click Sign-in after inputting the credentials.
  4. Input the credentials for your Office 365 account

  5. The next window will give three options– SharePoint on-premises, File Share, and CSV file for bulk migration. Here, the File Share option is selected to show the procedure.
  6. File Share option

  7. To select a file from your computer, click Choose Folder and browse the folder.
  8. Choose Folder and browse the folder

  9. After selecting the folder, click Next.
  10. click Next

  11. Input the destination SharePoint URL, where you want to save the data. After selecting URL, click Add.
  12. Input the destination SharePoint URL

  13. After selecting the source and destination, click Migrate to start the migration. While the migration is running, you can choose to pause or stop it.
  14. After successful migration, the tool displays a message that the migration is finished and asks if you want to keep it for incremental runs in the future. Choose the desired option.
  15. Choose the desired option

It was a brief procedure to migrate data from File Share to SharePoint using the SharePoint migration tool. It is really a simple tool which requires only minimum time and resources to migrate the data. But it also has multiple drawbacks like difficulty of execution. However, third-part tools can simplify the migration procedure very much.

Kernel Migrator for SharePoint is a one-stop solution for all SharePoint migration needs. It is a professional tool specially designed for SharePoint-to-SharePoint migration. SharePoint Migration tool can migrate to and from between any version of SharePoint – 2010, 2013, and 2016. It completely migrates list, libraries, and data along with its metadata and permissions. Moreover, it also supports migration from Exchange and Office 365 public folder to SharePoint, and from File System to Google Drive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint.

SharePoint to SharePoint Site Migration

Let’s see how Kernel Migrator for SharePoint migrates a site to another SharePoint site.

  1. Click Migration to SharePoint on the toolbar and select the SharePoint option.
  2. Kernel Migrator for SharePoint migrates

    Click SharePoint menu and select the SharePoint to SharePoint Migration option.

    select the SharePoint to SharePoint Migration option

  3. Both options will open the following wizard. Click the Add button.
  4. Click the Add button

  5. Select Site option among the three options – Site, List/Library, and Item.
  6. Select Site option

  7. Select the source from the drop-down menu and then select the desired site from the source. After selecting the site, next important step is to choose the site you want to migrate the site. After selecting the desired option, click Next.
  8. selecting the desired option

  9. Now choose the option for the destination.
  10. choose the option for the destination

  11. Select the desired site from the drop-down, provide a site name, and its subsite URL.
  12. subsite URL

  13. Next window lets you select the copy options to migrate to a site.
  14. copy options to migrate to a site

  15. Next windows lets you select the copy options for List/Libraries.
  16. copy options for List/Libraries

  17. Put the appropriate filter from Date Filter, File Filter, and some advanced filters like Include Version, Ignore file path, Overwrite the file if it exists, and Upload file only if target file exists or older than the source file.
  18. Upload file

  19. Check Migrate Permissions to migrate complete permissions of the source file to the target.
  20. Migrate Permissions

  21. After completing all the pre-requisites, choose to start migration immediately or schedule to run it later.
  22. choose to start migration immediately or schedule to run it later

  23. After successfully uploading all the content to the destination, the following message will confirm the migration. Click Finish to close the wizard.
  24. Click Finish to close the wizard

Conclusion

It can be seen that Kernel Migrator for SharePoint is very much ahead of Microsoft SharePoint Migration tool in capabilities. It covers all the aspects of the migration. In addition to SharePoint migration, it supports migration to OneDrive for Business and Office 365.