Choose a migration store type

One of the main considerations for planning your migration is to determine which migration store type best meets your needs. As part of these considerations, determine how much space is required to run the User State Migration Tool (USMT) 10.0 components on your source and destination computers, and how much space is needed to create and host the migration store, whether you're using a local share, network share, or storage device. The final consideration is ensuring that user date integrity is maintained by encrypting the migration store.

In this section

Link Description
Migration store types overview Choose the migration store type that works best for your needs and migration scenario.
Estimate migration store size Estimate the amount of disk space needed for computers in your organization based on information about your organization's infrastructure.
Hard-link migration store Learn about hard-link migration stores and the scenarios in which they're used.
Migration store encryption Learn about the using migration store encryption to protect user data integrity during a migration.

Plan your migration

User State Migration Tool (USMT) how-to topics