Sharepoint Online Migrating a Document Library with Metadata in 2019

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Woe is to me.  My organization pulled the plug on my old SharePoint library.  All of the instructions on how to migrate data pertain to that.  (There is no "Content Structure" option in this new library).  Therefore, I am going to have to retype all of this metadata for about 2000 documents by hand because there is simply no way to get it from that old library onto the SharePoint Online.  However, I wanted to confirm that this is possible between two SharePoint Online libraries.  I am still grappling with a lot of issues as to how to recreate my old landing page with links to everything in my library but I wanted to start on creating columns for all the PDFs in my collection.  I experimented with a few just to test it (you know, before I do a hundred hours of work only to have it be for nothing).  When I copy or move a folder to another sharepoint library, it does so, minus my customized columns and terms.

 

Therefore, it seems that anytime a library gets moved you have to redo 7 years worth of work.  Am I right?  So before I do anything, I have to make absolutely certain that new place for this is 100% set in stone and that not a single folder name will ever be changed otherwise I lose everything and have to start over.  This is what I am beginning to think.  The reason I think this is that I have two test libraries going that I intend to delete, so I can work out all these problems.  Because once you go down the wrong path you can't go back and easily fix anything.

 

Sorry for the long preamble, but if there is a way to migrate massive data libraries between SharePoint Sites with the metadata intact I would like to hear it because the following does not exist in the "New and Improved" [notice I put that in quotes] SharePoint.

 

Site Contents.Site Administration> Site Libraries and Lists > Site Content and Structure (I tried this in my old library but there was nowhere available to migrate the info to.

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@MothraMoon This "could" be a solution. If You save the Document library as a Template and then migrate the content. https://sharepoint-specialist.nu/save-list-as-template-on-modern-team-site-not-available-in-sharepoi...