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Sharepoint Migration Tool cannot migrate 2016's servers to online? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    Trying to migrate some big libraries from 2016 Server to Online, but have error:

    "The SharePoint version is not supported"

    How i can migrate from 2016 to Online?

    Thanks a lot for answer!


    Monday, May 14, 2018 11:55 AM

All replies

  • Hey Oleg -

    On this article under 'Where is your data currently located,' this tool only supports SP 2013 on-prem.  I'd imagine at some point Microsoft will support in the SPMT to migrate from SP 2016 on-prem.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/migrate-to-sharepoint-online/how-to-use-the-sharepoint-migration-tool

    For now, you would either need to look at migrating using the OneDrive Sync Client.  If you want a more systematic approach and want to preserve version history and metadata, you would want to look at using PowerShell.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/SharePoint/migrate-to-sharepoint-online/upload-on-premises-content-to-sharepoint-online-using-powershell-cmdlets

    Monday, May 14, 2018 1:05 PM
  • Dear Kurt

    Thanks for quick answer.

    I will check OneDrive migration till we wait for support of 2016 server. Is just some 200-500Mb libraries, and we don't need any metadata or versions.

    Can you point to some additional information about it?

    Thanks a lot!

    Monday, May 14, 2018 1:15 PM
  • By now, migration from SharePoint 2016 is not in our roadmap. please post your request to user voice and win vote. if there are many vote, then product team evaluate the request. 

    https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/282887-sharepoint-hybrid-or-migration-to-office365/


    Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:03 AM
  •  

    While this is extremely late for you: I have found you can bypass the 'unsupported' message by adding a registry key:

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MigrationTool
    Multistring: SupportedSPVersions
    Value:
    15
    16

    This is NOT supported by Microsoft, however, has worked fine for the files I needed to migrate. 

    I am adding this answer for anyone else who searches for "The SharePoint version is not supported"

    Regards,

    David

     

     

    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:42 PM
  • Thank you David and Good find.  You have to create the Key and add the Multistring but it certainly works.

    AT

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:44 PM