The Pre-Check Report helps you detect possible warnings and errors before you run your actual migration. You can use this to do a test-run, and correct potential issues so that your live migration runs as smoothly as possible.
- Click Migration.
- Select the action you want to perform from the Migration menu.
- Connect to your source environment.
- Select the source target of your migration.
- Click Next
- Connect to your destination environment.
- Select the destination target of your migration.
- Select the object(s) from the source list that you want to copy into the destination.
- Click at the bottom right corner.
- Once the operation is completed, you can click to view the results in Excel.
Pre-Check Report Details
The pre-check report will check for the following:
Access Rights: Sharegate verifies that you have sufficient rights to run a migration. We highly recommend that the user used for a structure migration possesses the Site Collection administration rights on the source and the destination sites. Sometimes, you need to recreate the Term Store Structure for the managed metadata, so you need to have the Term Store Administrator role. The pre-check process will highlight all those missing rights.
Users and groups: The pre-check report will inform you if a User or a Group no longer exists at the destination, for example orphaned user. The common suggestion for you is to use the Users and Groups Mappings or the Permission Levels Mappings.
Sites architecture: Site templates, language, quotas, navigation, web parts, all the objects needed to build your SharePoint Structure are checked before the migration, so you won’t have any surprises. The common warning we can find is a non-existing Site template at the destination, the best advice is to use the Site Template Mappings feature.
Metadata validation: The pre-check report analyzes every column, content type, managed metadata linked to a document, a library, a list or a site. So you’ll be sure your information architecture will be the same. For example, you might have a warning if a lookup column is linked with a non-existing list. Every dependency to a document or an item list is checked during the process.
Workflows: Sharegate checks that your workflows can be migrated to destination. Especially if you're migrating Nintex Workflows from On-Premises to Office 365, the pre-check report will list all the properties that aren't available at the destination for each action.
Site Collection and Site Features: Sharegate will alert you when a specific feature is deprecated at the target (if you migrate to a newer version of SharePoint).
Server Extension: Some features need the server extension installed on both the source and destination to be supported. This is the case for User Alerts, or to preserve the authors and timestamps. Sharegate Pre-check will prompt you to install it or update it if you don’t have the latest version installed.
Unsupported features: The pre-check report will list all the unsupported features.