Nov 18 2019 01:19 AM
Nov 18 2019 01:35 AM
Hi @null null there's Microsoft's SharePoint Migration Tool v2 which you can read about at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-SharePoint-Blog/The-SharePoint-Migration-Tool-v2-is... and download at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/sharepointmigration/introducing-the-sharepoint-migration-tool
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Nov 18 2019 04:14 AM
Nov 18 2019 04:43 AM
Nov 18 2019 04:43 AM
We use SkySync, which will synchronize files between SharePoint and a file server. It can sync between many different file storage systems (DropBox, SharePoint, file servers, sFTP, etc.).
We use it to publish report files (Business Objects) to SharePoint, plus publishing files from SharePoint to a website/content management system.
Nov 18 2019 05:12 AM - edited Nov 18 2019 05:16 AM
Mover can migrate from file shares to SharePoint: https://mover.io/guides/sharepoint/
Add to OneDrive: https://mover.io/guides/migrating-file-servers-to-onedrive/
OneDrive syncs data to SharePoint.
Nov 18 2019 05:12 AM
Hi@null null ,
If the SharePoint migration tool is not suitable then I always use ShareGate Desktop for migrating data. It has an incremental Sync option. We run one large sync to get the data to SharePoint then an incremental sync just before the users migrate to SharePoint.
In terms of syncing data I don't believe you will find a real time sync tool (if Thats what you are looking for) as the data takes too long to get into SharePoint.
Nov 18 2019 08:56 AM
The SPMT is pretty good once you have the format of the .CSV/JSON file in place.
However, as others have said it will not 'sync' files (so changes made on the Fileserver location will not automatically copy the changes to the SharePoint site).
Using the tool, you would need to do (scheduled) Incremental copies. These aren't automatic, unless you try something with Windows Task Scheduler. You can save the migration tasks to resume for an incremental copy.
If possible, I'd recommend to 'lock' the network drive folders to Read-only access once the files have been copied - but check with the data owners. If you do this, check there are no Excel files with linked spreadsheets as these will not work (well) on SharePoint. They also need the network folders to be 'write' access.
Otherwise Metalogix have tools to copy content from fileshares and SharePoint sites (to copy lists, libraries or folders etc). A good (but not free) option: https://www.quest.com/products/metalogix-content-matrix/
Dec 03 2019 08:41 AM
Just a comment to update about Microsoft's migration tools.
Microsoft acquired Mover back in October (link below)
You may notice on the SharePoint Online Admin menu, you'll now see 'Migration' with three options:
The tools are outlined here - I suspect more detailed documentation will follow.