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How do I create a project with Azure File System as Source and SharePoint Online as Destination?

Last Update: 7/21/2017 11:30 AM
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​How do I create a project with Azure File System as Source and SharePoint Online as Destination?


Migrating files from an Azure file server to a Destination in SharePoint Online is a two-stage process. First, you upload files from your on-premises file server to a cloud storage container in Azure using an Azure storage account that you create. Use the BitTitan tool UploaderWiz to upload the files.

​Second, you create and execute an MSPComplete document migration project t​o migrate the files from your Azure storage container to SharePoint Online. This article addresses this second step of the process.​ For instructions on completing the first phase, uploading files to Azure storage using UploaderWiz, see How do I upload files to Microsoft Azure storage using the BitTitan UploaderWiz tool?

Note: Before sta​​rting the migration, you must have (or create) an Azure Storage Account and have credentials for accessing the account. For more information, see About Azure Storage Accounts​.​


Migrate files from Azure cloud storage to SharePoint Online

Once you have uploaded your files to your Azure cloud store, migrate them to SharePoint Online:

  1. Log on to the MSPComplete dashboard by going to and clicking on Account.
  2. From the dashboard, click on the Document Migration tile. This takes you to MigrationWiz.​
  3. Click on Create Project, then click on Create a Document Project​.
  4. ​On the Project Information form, enter a name for your project.
  5. Enter the customer for the project by selecting from the Customer drop-down.

    Note: If this is a new customer, you must first create this customer in MSPComplete. For instructions, see ​How do I create a customer in MSPComplete?​
  6. ​On the Source Setting form, select an endpoint that is of type Azure File System, then click on it. Save Project.

    Note: If you have not already created an Azure File Store endpoint, do so now. For instructions, see How do I add endpoints to a customer in MSPComplete?​
  7. On the Destination Settings form, select an endpoint for the Destination type (for example, SharePoint Online), then click on it. Save Project.​
  8. After reviewing and confirming your project settings on the Save Projectform, click on Save Project. At this point, you are moved into MigrationWiz where the actual migration is performed.
  9. Add items (the files you wish to migrate) by clicking on the +Add button on the ribbon in MigrationWiz. You can add files individually, or as a group using Bulk Add.

  10. Once the files are added, perform the migration. By clicking on the Run arrow, there are four options:
    • Verify credentials. This option attempts to connect to both the Source and Destination endpoints to allow you to validate the connections before attempting the migration.
    • Trial migration. This option migrates a very small amount of data in order to test that the project has been created properly and that the mailboxes have been entered correctly. It is completely free, and can be performed an unlimited number of times.
    • Full migration. This option completes the entire migration in a single pass.
    • Retry errors. This option attempts to migrate items that failed to migrate on a previous pass.

      For extended descriptions of these migration types, see What are the descriptions of the different migration types?​​