Migrate file server to sharepoint online

yasser Mohamed AbdelMoneim 291 Reputation points


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?

A group of Microsoft Products and technologies used for sharing and managing content, knowledge, and applications.
9,546 questions
SharePoint Server Management
SharePoint Server Management
SharePoint Server: A family of Microsoft on-premises document management and storage systems.Management: The act or process of organizing, handling, directing or controlling something.
2,792 questions
{count} votes

4 answers

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Xuyan Ding - MSFT 7,561 Reputation points

    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:
    213634-image.png 213656-image.png

    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

    If the answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and kindly upvote it. If you have extra questions about this answer, please click "Comment".

    Note: Please follow the steps in our documentation to enable e-mail notifications if you want to receive the related email notification for this thread.

    3 people found this answer helpful.

  2. KOLAWOLE JOSEPH AJIBOYE 1 Reputation point
    0 comments No comments

  3. Deleted

    This answer has been deleted due to a violation of our Code of Conduct. The answer was manually reported or identified through automated detection before action was taken. Please refer to our Code of Conduct for more information.

    Comments have been turned off. Learn more

  4. Shrish Singh 0 Reputation points

    You can also try Kernel Migrator for SharePoint tool for file server to SharePoint online migration. Its demo version is also available to download. Check out the tool at https://www.nucleustechnologies.com/sharepoint-migration/

    0 comments No comments