Import / Export for data migration between tenants
At my IT company we are frequently working on Office 365 migration projects. We're also working on some merger / carve-out projects so we frquently need to move data out of tenant no 1 and re-import that data to tenant no #2.
Currently this cannot be done by the existing graph api, as there is no support to access several data like chat conversation etc.
Unfortunately, a support request answered that it's also not possible to get that from the support right now.
I'd like to request some export-team and import-team functionality
• Export should be possible to an Azure storage account or local file.
• Import should be possible from an Azure storage account or local file.
• all data from the team site should be included in the export, such as sharepoint content incl. item history information, chat history, etc
• On import, it must be able to set a new team owner in the target tenant
• Users that are listed in the last modified content, but are not present in the target tenant, should be shown as string with some "not existent" information tag
• It's not required for the data export to be readable on-premises, as we want to move it between tenants, we do not want to do Offboarding at that step.
• A short howto for use by powershell (or graph api) must be included at the resulting functionality
Ideally I would like to have an export cmdlet like that
Export-MicrosoftTeam -team name -tenant mytenantname -credential sourcecred -outputtarget storagetype -targetlocation somepathtomystopragetarget
Ideally I would like to have an import cmdlet like that
import-MicrosoftTeam -team targetname -tenant mytargettenant -credential targetcred -inputstorage storagetype -inpputlocation somepathtomystopragetarget -newtargetowner newownerinmytenant
Alex B commented
Still an absolute pain to migrate teams to a new tenant. It is a pain to deal with business merges. The 3rd party tools so far are not good at all, very clunky, pricy, most likely due to the poor APIs provided.
It is a major pain to migrate tenant to tenant in office 365, it is a big negative point for us supporting Microsoft products
We need this feature right now. I can't believe is not available yet!
Was already possible with IBM "Sametime" ! (Application was more concentrated on data than on "layout and colour of icons.....)
David Goerke commented
I need this feature too
In a recent corporate tenancy migration, our users lost their individual chat history, saved messages, group messages outside of created Teams groups, meeting chat history, etc. All Teams Meetings scheduled under the old tenancy prior to migration are still under the old tenancy, so they all needed to be rescheduled under the new tenancy in order for users to join/manage their meetings. A full Teams migration feature would help to avoid these things being left behind, leading to smoother corporate migrations in the future.
I also agree. I had to create a new account when I chose to upgrade from the free version to a subscription version of MS Teams. Migrating all data will be extremely helpful.
it's a no brainer thing feature that they should have placed as part of the features
Jamie Dickson commented
Definitely a needed feature and would be very useful if it could be integrated with Mover.io and everything can be done from within the nice GUI it provides - I believe this would probably annoy a few 3rd parties who are developing costly solutions to help with this but it really is a must have!
As a 12 year SharePoint administrator, site restructuring is part of supporting Enterprise 2.0 technologies. SharePoint has had this feature for a very long time and this is one of the most used features by admins. From an admin and application owner perspective, please consider this feature as I did not locate it in the release of PowerShell in June of 2020.
@Microsoft: please provide a full tenant-to-tenant migration assistent.
Please add this, this would be extremely beneficial!
unbelievable that there is a 0365 migration path from a lot of external systems but not from an o365 Tenant to another...
A paid solution for a small startup like us is a considerable cost factor, especially since there is no Exchange migration path for domains..
@Microsoft: please provide a full tenant-to-tenant migration, as this is a common business case for a lot of companies
@Microsoft: Any movement on this since 21/8/1917 ?
Voted: Need this urgently. Unless there is another way of moving all Teams info to another tenant.
Please - we need that very urgently! I have a free Teams and upgraded to Office 365 Business Essentials. Now I have to migrate the Teams from the free account to the new O365-account!
Martin Tillbrook commented
Yes, we need this!! Voted!
Ray Bishop commented
VOTED - NEED THIS NOW
voted - need this yesterday
Chih-Hsueh Huang commented
voted. an essential function and alignment to GPDR!!!
Voted. I need to see this as soon as possible.
agreed and upvote this