This feature gives you an overview of the items, files, and folder that you have in a source in order to estimate the amount of effort it would take to migrate them to SharePoint or Office 365.
With a few clicks, you get the total size and number of files, the estimated time for the migration, and a list of improvements to help make the migration process smoother.
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File Share Inventory
From this screen you can select the source on which to run the inventory. You can choose between the File Share or SharePoint & Office 365.
From this screen you can select your migration destination. You can choose between Office 365, SharePoint OnPremises 2016, or SharePoint OnPremises 2013. The destinations have different criteria for what can be imported, which will be reflected in the results screen.
The inventory runs on your selected mapped drives or folders. You can select a single inventory target (by highlighting it), or you can specify a more advanced selection by checking the boxes on the left-hand side of the desired targets.
Important: If you specify your selection using checkboxes, the highlighted element will only be included if it's also checked. Also note that selecting a drive or folder always includes it's child elements. Therefore, removing the checkmark on a child element will remove the check from the parent drives or folders.
While the analysis is running, the progress is presented to the user. The inventory progress shows how many files were processed so far, and the size occupied by these files. The analysis can be cancelled at any moment while it is running. Doing so will bring the user back to the source selection screen. Note that it is possible to perform other actions in Sharegate while the analysis is running.
Once the inventory report is completed, the results screen will appear.
Here's a quick overview of the screen:
Files and Folders: A widget displaying how many files are ready to import, have warning messages, or are likely to be in error.
Total Size: A widget showing the distribution of warnings and errors based on the file sizes.
Estimated Migration Time: An estimation of the time it will take to migrate all selected files to the selected destination. The question mark links to a detailed article explaining what factors might influence this number.
Destination: The selected destination.
Validated Rules: Rules that detect no errors or warnings
Errors (when applicable): The number of errors grouped by type, with links to detailed articles explaining how to resolve these issues. You can click the View all Errors link for a detailed report.
Warnings (when applicable): The number of warnings grouped by type, with links to detailed articles explaining how to resolve these issues. You can click the View all Warning link for a detailed report.