Migrate file server to sharepoint online

yasser Mohamed AbdelMoneim 286 Reputation points
2022-06-21T09:46:50.153+00:00

Hello

i have file server with windows 2012 R2 and i have a big tree from nested folders with different security and share permissions.

how can i migrate all folders and files to sharepoint online considering the security and share permission.

Can we migrate the share permissions from File server to sharepoint online?

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  1. Xuyan Ding - MSFT 6,016 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-06-22T06:34:38.96+00:00

    Hi @yasser Mohamed AbdelMoneim ,

    1.If your file server is a NAS-like hardware shared server instead of local file storage, the official documentation does not indicate whether it is supported. If the file server can be migrated in the form of a local file share, it is recommended that you try the official migration tool (Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool). If you are using a file server that cannot be migrated as a local file share, you could try using a third-party tool to migrate.

    Migration forms like this:
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    2.Regarding file permission changes during migration, for users that have been mapped between on-premises and SharePoint, all unique permissions on files will be migrated to SPO, but inherited permissions will not be migrated. Files without user mappings will be assigned the default permission of the location to which it has been migrated in SPO.
    Reference: File and folder permissions when using the SharePoint Migration Tool


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  2. KOLAWOLE JOSEPH AJIBOYE 1 Reputation point
    2022-07-13T13:13:31.237+00:00
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