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Summary: SharePoint is a popular platform for internal collaboration, especially with the release of SharePoint Online. Many users of older SharePoint versions like 2007, 2010, and 2013 are migrating to Office 365 due to its advanced features. Microsoft 365 offers a suite of tools, including SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Skype for Business, improving teamwork. It provides greater mailbox storage, conferencing tools, enhanced security, and analytics. Migrating SharePoint to Office 365 can be done manually or with tools like the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) or professional solutions like Kernel Migration for SharePoint, which offer more flexibility. The latter is preferred due to its ability to handle large migrations with ease.

Microsoft has officially set April 13, 2021 as the end-of-support date for SharePoint Server 2010. The phrase “end of support” signifies that Microsoft will cease providing updates for this specific application version. This serves as a signal to users that they should consider upgrading to the most recent software iteration. Beyond this specified date, the software will have reached the end of its lifecycle. It’s important to note that the software will still function, but Microsoft will no longer offer assistance with any associated issues or updates.

  • Technical support to fix your various problems.
  • Regular updates and bug fixes to keep the software stable.
  • Security patches to stop breaches and stop SharePoint Server from being vulnerable.
  • Time zone updates.

Migrate from SharePoint Server 2010 to SharePoint Server 2019

If you are utilizing SharePoint 2010, your window of opportunity to receive Microsoft support for the current software version is limited to a few more months. Consequently, once April 13, 2021 arrives, you may naturally consider transitioning to the most recent SharePoint Server 2019 release and exploring appropriate migration pathways. However, a careful review of Microsoft’s Upgrade and Updates documentation will reveal that there is no straightforward approach for migrating directly from SharePoint Server 2010 to the latest version, SharePoint Server 2019.

To upgrade to SharePoint Server 2019, you will have to upgrade either to SharePoint Server 2013 or 2016 and then finally upgrade to 2019. The table shows the available option for you:

End of Support software

SharePoint Server 2013

SharePoint Server 2016

SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Server 2013 (on-premises)

SharePoint Online

 

SharePoint Server 2013 hybrid with SharePoint Online

SharePoint Server 2016 (on-premises)

 

 

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Since SharePoint Server 2019 cannot serve as a direct target for migrating from SharePoint Server 2010, your best option is to employ professional migration software that can handle migrations across different versions. Among such software solutions, Kernel Migration for SharePoint stands out as the most reliable choice.

The process involves incorporating two SharePoint servers, one as the source and the other as the destination. This migration is as straightforward as a typical copy-paste operation. Now, let’s walk through the steps to migrate from SharePoint Server 2010 to the most recent SharePoint Server 2019.

Add SharePoint Server 2010 as the Source
  1. Open the tool. In the toolbar, go to Add New Source and click SharePoint Server..
    Open tool
  2. In the Add New Site, you need to provide a project name and site address of the SharePoint 2010 site. If you need to search for a specific site, then you can click the Find Site Collection button.
    Add New Site
  3. In the Site Collection, you need to input the site’s valid credentials.
    Site Collection
  4. After inputting the site’s credentials, click the OK button.
     click the OK button
  5. The tool is connecting with the SharePoint 2010 Server.
     connecting with the SharePoint 2010 Serve
  6. After connecting with the SharePoint Server, the tool will display the list of associated applications.
     tool will display the list
  7. After selecting the web application, click Next.
    selecting the web application
  8. After you have given all the details for the site, click OK.
    given all the details for the site
  9. A message will ask whether you want to add the SharePoint site as the destination also. Click No.
    add the SharePoint site as the destination
  10. The SharePoint Server site is presented in the source pane.
    SharePoint Server site is presented
Add SharePoint Server 2019 as the destination

The process to add the SharePoint Server 2019 is exactly the same as adding the source site.

  1. In the toolbar, go to SharePoint Server, right-click, and choose Add New SharePoint Site.
    go to SharePoint Server
  2. In the Add New Site page, input the credentials of the destination site, or click the Find Site Collection button.
    Add New Site
  3. Input the values for Central Admin URL, User Name, and Password.
    Central Admin URL
  4. After inputting the details, click Next.
    inputting the details
  5. The tool starts to connect with SharePoint Server.
    tool starts to connect with SharePoint Server
  6. Select the available Web Applications from the selected Server, click Next.
    available Web Applications
  7. After choosing the Web application, click Finish.
    choosing the Web application
  8. Now the SharePoint site has all the required information, click OK.
    SharePoint site has all the required information
  9. The tool will ask that if you want to add the SharePoint Server as the Source also. Click No.
    add the SharePoint Server as the Source
  10. Let the SharePoint connect with the SharePoint Server.
    Let the SharePoint connect
  11. A new SharePoint Server is present in the destination pane.
    new SharePoint Server is present in the destination pane
Migrate SharePoint data from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2019

Once you’ve successfully included both SharePoint Servers in both the Source and Destination, you can employ the copy-paste technique to transfer data directly from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2019.

You have the capability to duplicate an unlimited amount of data simultaneously and transfer it to your preferred destination. Following the data migration process, the tool will generate a comprehensive report displaying the status of the transferred data along with their new URLs. SharePoint Migration software offers numerous supplementary features, including a diverse range of filtering options and a straightforward scheduling function, allowing you to initiate the migration at your preferred time. Moreover, it enables the seamless migration of sites, subsites, lists, libraries, documents, permissions, metadata, and more.

Conclusion

Since there are no manual methods available for directly transferring data from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2019, the recommended approach is to utilize a specialized tool such as SharePoint Migrator. This user-friendly software facilitates seamless migration for various data types.

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