Migration SharePoint Online Site Design/content from tenant to new tenant

Julien Anid 216 Reputation points
2022-03-23T20:47:48.03+00:00

Hello everyone,

We have a SharePoint online modern site that we need to migrate from one tenant to a different new tenant. The site includes (webparts, custom pages, lists, libraries, and permissions).

The most important part of this migration is the site look & feel (navigation tabs, layouts, colors..) as we don't want to rebuild or customize the site from scratch to achieve the same design that we have on the old tenant because we invested a lot of time on it and it has many modern pages.

I noticed that there is an option by saving the site as a template but I have never tried it.

In case this is the best option to achieve that, does it include the site design as it is when we save the template on the new tenant or there is a better solution/approach to achieve this requirement? Could you please mention some documentation or resources to achieve this?

We need to check if we can do the above without using a 3rd party application.

Any help is highly appreciated.

Thank you!

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  1. Yi Lu_MSFT 17,461 Reputation points
    2022-03-24T10:10:28.45+00:00

    Hi @Julien Anid
    When you save a SharePoint site as a template, you're saving the overall framework of the site — its lists and libraries, views and forms, and workflows. In addition to these components, you can include the contents of the site in the template; for example, the documents stored in the document libraries. This could be useful to provide sample content for users to get started with. Consider that this could also increase the size of your template beyond the default 50-MB site template limit.

    Most of the objects in a site are included and supported by the template. However, there are several objects and features that are not supported.

    Supported: Lists, libraries, external lists, data source connections, list views and data views, custom forms, workflows, content types, custom actions, navigation, site pages, master pages, modules, and web templates.

    Unsupported: Customized permissions, running workflow instances, list item version history, workflow tasks associated with running workflows, people or group field values, taxonomy field values, publishing pages and publishing sites, My Sites, stapled features, SharePoint Add-ins, and remote event receivers.

    For more information about save site as template, you could refer to:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/dev/general-development/save-download-and-upload-a-sharepoint-site-as-a-template#what-gets-saved-in-a-template


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