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Teams- SharePoint migration

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We are planning to roll out Microsoft Teams organization-wide and have a team created for every department.

Currently everyone stores documents on SharePoint or locally. Would it be a wise option to move all content stored in SharePoint folders and other places to Microsoft teams?

We tried to play around to see how it would work and created document library on SharePoint, but it doesn’t appear in Teams. We also created a folder in SharePoint which is meant to be a channel in Teams- and it doesn’t show in channels list of Teams either. Looks like there is no sync between SharePoint and Teams.

We have just started using Teams and looks like there are a lot of things that don’t work as we would expect. Did anyone have experience with Teams- SharePoint migration ?
Also we are concerned in case the data gets deleted, what would be best backup and recovery solutions?

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Best Response confirmed by Katyara (Occasional Contributor)
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Teams always creates the channel folder in the default Doc Lib on the SPO site. Creating a folder in the SPO site won't create a Teams channel.

You can use the Document Library tab in a Teams channel to add an arbitrary library as a tab.

You shouldn't need to migrate any content unless you specifically want content to appear in the "Files" tab rather than setting up your own tabs.

 

As for data recovery, items are kept in the site recycle bin for 93 days upon deletion from SPO/Teams or you can investigate 3rd parties for their various offerings.