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An Insight into Share Point Online and One Drive Migration Speed

by Lalita Negi on November 23rd 2018

When people use SharePoint Online Migration API, they cannot understand the factors which influence the migration speeds. The new and updated SharePoint Online Migration API has drastically improved the way migrations are done. There are huge changes and differences in the previous and new way of migration. Today, in this article we will discuss the factors that impact the migration speeds.

The main purpose of this article is not to give the details of how the Migration API works but, to provide the details of various factors and different stages involved.

What are the factors that affect the migration speeds?

There are many factors that impact the migration speeds. If an individual can get the knowledge of these factors then, it will help him to plan and maximize the efficiency of the migration. One of the best advantages of using the Migration API is that it leverages Azure storage. Apart from that, it will allow you to work effectively in the migration timeline.

•      Import of SPO: The first factor that affects the speed is importing data into SharePoint.

•      Internet speed to Azure: The rate at which the overall package of migration is uploaded from the customer module to Azure storage is also important.

•      Migration computer: It can launch the migration tasks from more than one computer to run at the faster rate.

•      Network: The entire migration speed will depend on the internal speed of your network. If an individual is likely to spread the migration process over different networks then, it will increase the performance of your migration task.

•      The source computer: If your source data is spread over many devices, it stops you from going into capacity limits such as DISK IO that limits the speed of your migration.

Here are the best practices of the four migration stages:

1.      Source examination: The principal guideline for a decent migration is to know the source well. Impose your information and instruct what your necessities are. What content truly needs to be moved? You can use this option to make a room for your archives.

2.      Cloud package: In this process, the picked device makes a bundle of the data, to be sent to the cloud. This relates to the New-SPO Migration Package and Converts to-SPO Migration Targeted Package in Share Point Power Shell for SPO Migration.

3.      Transfer to Azure: As you move your content into Share Point Online, utilizing the new Migration API, Azure is utilized as a transitory holding place. The system speed to transfer to Azure is substantially higher and it also gives you a chance to pick your data center.

4.      The Migration API: This is the last step in the migration of data from Azure to SharePoint online. This activity is quite straightforward when utilizing an outside hardware, yet relates to the SPO Migration Job Power Shell.

Thus, planning as well as outlining is the key to optimize the migration. There are some tools that perform the splitting of the units in a smart way and give you an opportunity to do the smart splitting of the tasks. However, it is really essential to monitor the whole process for better results.

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