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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 the Inventory screen, select the source on which to run the inventory. You can choose between the File Share or SharePoint & Office 365.
- Select your file share destination. The destinations have different criteria for what can be imported, which will be reflected in the results screen. Note: The inventory runs on your selected mapped drives or folders.
- Wait for the analysis to finish running. The progress is presented to the you as it goes.
- When the results load, you can click Details to see more information.
- See the results section for more information.
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.
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.
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.