General Settings is the place where you can manage the Explorer, the Local Cache, the Performance and the Permissions.
Click Settings on the bottom left menu.
You will now see the General settings.
Display options for the explorer.
Display System Lists
To display system list, toggle on (toggle is off by default)
System lists include lists such as Access Requests, Master Page Gallery, etc. If you choose to display them, they will show in the Explorer tree. This makes the operations you perform run on system lists. For example, if you perform a Find operation on a site to find documents larger than a given size, this option will impact whether or not the results include documents found in system lists.
This keeps a local copy of your SharePoint sites and settings, which speeds up operations considerably.
Change the number to set how many days the cache is kept for. Click Clear Cache if you would like to delete all the data (recommended if you have updates on your SharePoint environments).
The first time a query is performed, Sharegate queries the targeted SharePoint sites and then stores all of the obtained information in a local cache that will then be used for subsequent queries. These results will significantly improve query time, often immediately displaying the query results.
Note: To bypass the local cache for a specific report, you can turn it off from the select targets window, just before running it. See Walkthrough - Reports if you need more information about reports.
The performance setting allows you to choose how many requests can be sent simultaneously to your SharePoint server.
Use the radio buttons to select your preferred option.
Before you select a performance setting, consider the following:
- It's recommended to test the different levels to determine which one is the most appropriate for your SharePoint environment (for example, choosing High may slow down your SharePoint server)
- The Performance setting can be changed during a working process (Reports, actions, edit, or find) and the changes will take effect immediately.
For full functionality, we recommend Site Collection Administrator rights (even if you are a Farm Administrator).
To allow Shargate to auto-assign Site Collection Administrator, toggle on (toggle off is the default).
This allows Sharegate to automatically grant your user account the required rights when you access a site collection.
Note: This option only works when you are connected directly to your SharePoint farm. This applies to the user account that is used to connect to the farm as Site Collection Administrator. Permissions added in this way will not be removed automatically. For information on how to undo this action once applied, click here.
Diagnostic Mode allows you to reproduce an error and send a diagnostic report to Support. This gives them the capability to see exactly when, where, and why something is going wrong.
Please see the Diagnostic Mode for Management article for full details.