Apr 02 2020 07:16 AM
Apr 02 2020 07:16 AM
We are currently using an on-prem. File Share to host all of our company data. We have Office 365 and would like to utilize the OneDrive feature and storage to backup and potentially become the main source of data for everyone in the company.
With the File Share, it is a single source everyone can access when the drive is mapped to their PC and we are able to set up folders and delegates access to users depending on what the user would need.
When trying to understand how I would replicate this or do something similar I looked at the documentation here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/one-drive-quickstart-small-business
Apr 02 2020 08:07 AMSolution
Apr 02 2020 11:45 AM
Dec 22 2022 09:54 AM
Hello, it's Ahmed a community visitor and I would like to share my opinion for any coming client to this question :)
To use OneDrive for Business to host and manage your company's data, you can follow these steps:
Create a new OneDrive for Business account for the owner of the data. This account will be used to store and manage the company's data in OneDrive.
Install the OneDrive for Business client on the file-sharing server and configure it to sync the data to the owner's OneDrive account. You can use the instructions here to set up the OneDrive client: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/install-onedrive
Depending on the folder, grant permission or share the link to the appropriate end-users. To grant permission to a folder, you can use the instructions here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/share-files-and-folders#grant-permission-to-a-folder
To share a link to a file or folder: you can use the instructions here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/share-files-and-folders#share-a-link-to-a-file-or-folder
Alternatively, you can use the SharePoint Data Migration Tool to migrate your data from the file-sharing server to OneDrive. You can use the instructions here to download and install the tool: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointmigration/sharepoint-data-migration-tool
I hope this helps!