Migrating File Shares from Azure to SharePoint Online!

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Hi Team

 

We are validating several options in migrating on-premises file shares to SharePoint online and one of the option is to move the file shares to Azure files either using File sync or Azure Data box and from there move the files to SharePoint online using SPMT.

 

We would like to know the following

1. Does SPMT uses internet bandwidth in migrating Azure File shares to SharePoint online or it uses Azure backbone network to move the files (assuming both Azure and O365 in same data center)

2. Do you have any guidelines on how much data will be transferred to SPO using SPMT tool either from Azure or customer premises?

 

Thanks

4 Replies
Hi Chandrasekaran,

Is there a reason you are considering the Azure route? We do not have evidence supporting if that offers a throughput gain. Plus, the DataBox route doesn't offer incremental migrations, in case you plan to migrate in phases. That said, here's my response to your questions:1
1. It depends. If you Azure and SPO are on the same datacenter, then yes.
2. I didn't follow this question. Could you elaborate more on this?

@YogeshR Thanks for your response.

Why we are taking Azure route for some customers because the data is very huge and customer might not have enough bandwidth to migrate to SPO from their data center. We are aware of delta migration is an issue in Azure Data box offline migration.

 

For your response, i understood that if Azure and O365 are in same data center, then the transform of files will done via Azure Backbone Network.

 

On the second question, we need to know how much data (in terms of GB/TB) can be transferred to SharePoint Online in a day using SPMT tool? Also, whether the SPMT tool support ExpressRoute in moving files to Office 365?

 

Thanks

@Chandrasekaran Nageswaran: In case you haven't checked this already, this article might help.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointmigration/sharepoint-online-and-onedrive-migration-speed 

 

@Simon Bourdages : Do you want to add anything else to Chandrasekaran's question?

@Chandrasekaran Nageswaran 

 

This is the article Yogesh was refering to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointmigration/sharepoint-online-and-onedrive-migration-speed 

 

for the azure express route, without being the specific expert on that topic, my understanding is that this not a big performance change for most customers. if it is setup, yes, SPMT should leverage it since this is a networking layer that SPMT doesn't change just uses your connection.