Is there any way to maintain SharePoint Discussion board list post migrated to SharePoint Online?

Siddhesh Sawant 46 Reputation points


We have SharePoint 2016 Farm and Discussion board list, which is in used trough-out the Organization. Now are into middle of migration where we are moving all the portals/Content from On-Premise to Online.

Our main purpose is to retain Discussion board data as is. In our case no issue with content except Comments and Likes. Post Migration each element is copied separately and the discussion hierarchy is lost (May be due to "Parent Item ID" lookup column values are missing in SPO Tenant).

We are using ShareGate tool for migration, which is not supported for this operation. Just wanted to confirm if there is any way to migrate Same structure/content to SharePoint Online.

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  1. Echo Du_MSFT 17,116 Reputation points

    Hello @Siddhesh Sawant ,

    Welcome to Q&A Forum!

    You can use the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) to achieve your requirements.

    Microsoft Official Documentation: Overview of the SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT)

    The SharePoint Migration Tool (SPMT) is a free and easy to use migration solution to help you migrate content from on-premises SharePoint sites to Microsoft 365.

    Migrate your SharePoint Server sites and content to take advantage of the latest collaboration, intelligence, and security solutions in Microsoft 365. The modern experience features in Microsoft SharePoint are designed to be compelling, flexible, and performant.

    SPMT supports migration to SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams from:

    • SharePoint Server 2010, 2013, and 2016
    • SharePoint Foundation 2010 and 2013

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