Export data from sharepoint to file server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have client where they have used Microsoft Sharepoint Migration tool 2.53 to migrate 1 TB data in to a single sharepoint library . This migration has failed because it is now causing performance issue for their entire site. Now they want to know how can they export back the data from their sharepoint library to their File server or FTP server without their "Last modified date" changed 



    Friday, December 1, 2017 10:20 PM

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  • Hi,

    SharePoint Migration Tool(SPMT) won't delete any data from Fileserver or FTP server. We trust all your data will be remain in the source location.

    There is no mechanism to export the content data from SharePoint library to Fileserver using SPMT. 

    To avoid the performance issue, you may split the fileshare and migrate with recommended system requirements. 

    -- Vadivelu B Life with SharePoint

    Friday, December 15, 2017 8:40 AM
  • Hi Xavier,

    First of all, have you explored all options for improving the performance for the current library?
    This is important because a roll-back is not trivial.

    Do you still have the data that was migrated earlier?
    I presume changes have been made in the SP environment (both changes to existing documents and addition of new items) and those changes need to be retained.

    Do you have any idea how much content has changed? 10 MB or 100 MB or 1 GB? or number of items?

    Reason I am asking:
    Suppose you create a view in SP that only lists the items that have changed (in the entire structure).
    You then use a tool to download & zip those changed items (and retain the original modifications date in the zip).
    There are several solutions out there. My company has developed an add-in Email Manager with this capability.
    Let's assume you have lost the SP folder structure information in the zip file.
    You then unpack the zip file, all documents have the original modification date but the folder structure is not present. You then need to move the items to the proper folders either manually or using a script (e.g. PowerShell).

    This will work if there are 10's or 100's items (and data volume of changed items < 500 MB).

    An alternative way is to use a tool that allows for migrations from SP to file shares.

    Paul | SLIM Applications

    • Edited by Paul de Jong Friday, December 15, 2017 1:07 PM addition
    Friday, December 15, 2017 1:06 PM