Migration From SharePoint 2010 To SharePoint Online Through Metalogix Tool

Metalogix is a tool for migrating from any version to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online. Whether you are migrating between SharePoint Servers, upgrading to a later version of SharePoint, migrating to SharePoint Office 365, or simply reorganizing your SharePoint content, "Metalogix Content Matrix Console - SharePoint Edition" is an easy to use and convenient way of getting your SharePoint data across. With its familiar copy-and-paste style user interface, you can quickly migrate your SharePoint content between Servers, while preserving your valuable metadata.

  • Content Matrix Installable Components
  • Content Matrix consists of a combination of Consoles and SharePoint WSPs. 
  • Content Matrix Consoles are the primary UI applications for migrating content to SharePoint. 
The consoles include
  • Content Matrix Console
    SharePoint Edition

  • Content Matrix Console
    File Share Edition

  • Content Matrix Console
    Public Folder Edition

  • Content Matrix Console
    Website Edition

  • Content Matrix Console
    Blogs and Wikis Edition

If we install Content Matrix Console – SharePoint Edition, then we will be able to migrate the site, documents, and pages in SharePoint sites.

Hardware Requirements

Processor if you have already installed SharePoint Server in your system then use the same configuration for Metalogix tool.

  • Memory
    1 to 2 GB RAM is sufficient for installing Metalogix tool.

  • Disk Space
    30 to 50mb max.

  • Display
    1024 x 768 screen resolution.

Software Requirements

  • Operating System
    Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server with both, 32 bit and 64 bit operating system, is supported.

  • SharePoint Target Environment
    SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2010, MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0 and SharePoint Online.

  • Database SQL Server 2012 R2, SQL Server 2008R2, SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000.

  • Web Browser
    Internet Explorer, Google Chrome.

  • Windows PowerShell
    PowerShell 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0.

  • .NET Framework
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or higher version.
Steps for migration of SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint Online

Go to the the Start menu and search for "Content Matrix SharePoint Edition".


There are two windows. In one window, you can connect to your source site and in the other one, you connect to the targeted site for migration.

Note - Metalogix provides two options in the top menu in connection tab.

You can connect to your source or targeted site through database or direct SharePoint site. However, I would suggest that everyone should connect through the database.

If you are connecting though the database, then you should have administrative privileges to access the database and must know the credential details. Once you click "Connect through Database", it will ask for credentials and your database name.


If you are trying to connect through SharePoint, then you should have administrative access to SharePoint sites. Once you click on "Connect though SharePoint", it will ask for credentials.


In the Address field, put your source site address; select Targeted type as site; the connection type will be Auto Detect by default; set Authentication Type as Office 365 Standard, for connection to SharePoint online. Finally, click OK.


Once you are connected to the site, you will be able to start migration.

There are two types of migration.
  1. Site level migration
  2. Document level migration

Site level migration

In this type of migration, you are able to migrate the content site-wise which means you directly right click on the source site and click on "Copy Site", then go to the right side window, choose the targeted site and click "Paste Site Content >> All Site Content".



Document level migration

Before starting document level migration, you need to ensure that you have created the targeted site already.

In this migration, you should migrate from On premises List or document library to SharePoint Online List or document library, or Announcement to SharePoint Online Announcement like this.



Once your migration is completed, go through both the sites and check if everything is migrated correctly or not.

You may also confirm through log file under Metalogix tool.


Please try it on your end and let me know if you are facing any problem.

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