It is easy to migrate SharePoint site contents with ShortPoint design elements and Theme Builder customizations into a new or existing site collection. Depending on the size and complexity of your site, you can choose between using a third-party migration tool or manually migrating your content.
Let’s take a look at each of the options.
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- Option 1: Migration using third-party migration tools
- Option 2: Manual migration
Option 1: Migration using third-party migration tools
ShortPoint supports third-party applications such as ShareGate and Metalogix, to name a few. You can use these tools when you have a large amount of data on your current site. It will also make moving massive lists and libraries easy.
We have prepared articles dedicated to each type of migration. Click the link that corresponds to what you want to achieve:
- Migration from On-Premise to On-Premise (SharePoint 2013/2016)
- Migration from On-Premise (SharePoint 2013/2016) to Online (SharePoint 2019/Online)
- Migration from Online to Online (SharePoint 2019/Online)
Option 2: Manual migration
When you have minimal data as well as a few lists and libraries to move, you can opt to manually migrate them to the new or existing environment.
Here are the steps with references to articles showing you how to do manual migration:
Step 1: Install ShortPoint in the new environment
You can start by downloading the latest version of the ShortPoint application and installing it on the destination site.
The following articles provide detailed tutorials on how to install:
Step 2: Activate ShortPoint license
Our support team will be available to help arrange the provision of your ShortPoint license from your old site to the new site.
Here is an article on How to Transfer the ShortPoint License When Migrating to a New Environment to get more information.
Step 3: Move SharePoint site contents
Select the site content, including but not limited to lists and libraries, from your source site and migrate to the destination site. There are several best practices in completing this step. For starters, here are a few articles you can look into:
- Information about manual migration of SharePoint Online content
- Move site collections between databases in SharePoint Server
Step 4: Copy and paste ShortPoint content
Restore ShortPoint content by simply copying sections or pages from the source site and pasting them on your new site.
Please view our articles on the steps to complete this:
- For Modern pages - ShortPoint Copy and Paste Feature for Modern pages
- For Classic pages - Copy, Paste, Backup, Export, Restore and Import ShortPoint Page
Step 5: Import Theme customizations
Lastly, use the Import/Export feature in Theme Builder to transfer custom settings to your new site.
Please follow the instructions in this article on exporting and importing customizations.
Note: All custom changes in Theme Builder will be imported except Color Palette settings. These have to be manually restored.
Now, your manual migration is complete.