SharePoint Online is a cloud-based platform that helps in collaboration in organizations. It allows employees in different geographical locations to work together. Now the user can access the data in sites, lists/libraries, documents using any device connected to the Internet. Here are the main advantages of SharePoint Online.
Universally available You can access the data of the SharePoint Online using any PC, smartphone, or tablet from anywhere.
Share and collaborate You can allow other users to share your site by inviting them to your site. You only need to provide them the permission to access the site, and they can view or modify the data there.
Web Analytics SharePoint Online consists of some useful pre-built Web Analytics feature which checks the data usage and presents various reports.
Easy management of permissions The permissions in the SharePoint are easily manageable, flexible, and configurable. There are Permissions inheritance, SharePoint roles, etc. which work together to control user access to the SharePoint data.
Migrate to SharePoint Online Using PowerShell
The process of migrating data from an on-premises platform to SharePoint Online is not an easy one, and you need proper planning and in-depth information about both platforms. However, Microsoft has designed a tool (SPMT), which can access site data, lists/libraries from the on-premises SharePoint, and move to SharePoint Online easily.
The tool can run the migration job for the individual site as well as the large enterprise level data. It allows you to migrate the on-premises data to Office 365 and collaborate with the users more flexibly. The tool can migrate the data from the following SharePoint versions –
The cmdlet will create migration task for the SharePoint.
Start the migration task
Run the cmdlet Start-SPMTMigration to initiate the migration task.
Get the status of the migration
Run this cmdlet to get the status of the migration.
$session = Get-SPMTMigration
It will show the count of scanned files, migrated files, and any potential error message.
If you started the migration using the -NoShow parameter, then you can use the Show-SMTPMigration to get the migration status.
Just run the command Show-SPMTMigration, and it will bring the migration status, task ID, source location, and target location.
After the completion of migration, you need to stop the ongoing batch.
The command will stop the batch immediately.
Unregister the session
When you have completed the migration of a single batch, you can either choose to run another batch or unregister the session to disable to connection with SharePoint Online.
The command removes the SPMT session.
PowerShell commands will help you migrate to SharePoint Online. But while running the migration, there are chances that due to a wrong command or complexity of the method, the command does not work. For a secure and error-free migration, always use Kernel Migrator for SharePoint. This SharePoint Migration tool ensures the integrity of data and provides in-depth features and services for a thorough migration.
I tried to migrate to SharePoint using PowerShell but due to some reason, the command didn’t work properly. Maybe because of some unknown error. I think I will give it a shot to the software if it works then my job will be done by the tool.
Very informative post, but sometimes, while migrating PowerShell command doesn’t work properly, that’s why I have used your automatic tool called Kernel Migrator for SharePoint. It gave me 100% result.