How to Migrate OneDrive Data from One Tenant to Another? Complete Guide

Lindsey Smith | January 27th, 2021 | Cloud, how to

OneDrive data migration is one of the most complex tasks during tenant migration (in the scenario of organization merging, splitting, acquisition). But it doesn’t mean it is impossible, we can migrate OneDrive data from one tenant to another easily.  In this blog, we are going to describe a solution to do this task, but before the start, the process knows the user scenarios.

Users Query –

We have acquired a smaller company they are using Office 365 tenant. Now we need to migrate their data into our tenant. We have to migrate the entire data, but our primary concern is to migrate users OneDrive data as there are many important documents are stored. We don’t know how to do this migration.

This is the most common query of multiple users while they perform the migration of Tenant. Let’s talk about the process to migrate OneDrive data from one tenant to another.

How to Migrate OneDrive Data from One Office 365 Tenant to Another?

Basically, the whole migration procedure is divided into two phases –

1: Planning before migration.

2: Perform Migration.

We have to perform both phases carefully for the smooth migration, Let’s start from the planning phase!

1 – Planning to migrate OneDrive data from one tenant to another

Planning is the most important phase of this migration we have to plan before starting the migration of  OneDrive data from Office 365 Tenant to another. We have to consider some points like the numbers of users in which data are required to migrate, size of the data that we are going to migrate. These things are matters for the smoothly perform this migration.

One more thing we have to consider before performing migration that is Data Distribution means you have to know which data are shared by users and which data are owned by users.

In this planning phase, we have to segregate user’s data that are needed to migrate and which are no need to migrate. This segregation of data will help us to perform migration fast.

2 – Now, Migrate OneDrive Data from One Office 365 Tenant to Another –

To accomplish this migration we would like to suggest you OneDrive Migration Tool. By using the tool you can easily migrate entire OneDrive data from one tenant to another without knowing any traditional method.

This utility has the capability to perform several migrations in Office 365. It migrates OneDrive data from one Office 365 tenant to another with their document permission. You can also apply the Date wise filter to transfer selective data from OneDrive. Get to know the working steps of the tool –

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1: Install and Run the software, then select Office 365 as a source and as a destination.

2: To migrate OneDrive documents, you have to check the Document option. Then enable Migrate document permission and Use Group Mapping. The date-based filter option also available on the same screen, if you need to migrate selective data of OneDrive then apply the Date filter. Click on Next.

3: Now, enter source Office 365 Admin ID and Application ID and click on the Validate button to validate permissions.

4: Permissions are validated by the tool, click on Next.

5: Now, enter destination Office 365 Admin ID and Application ID and validate.

6: Once permissions are validated click on the Next button.

7: Now, we have to create a mapping between source & destination users. To do this task tools provide three options – Fetch users, Import Users, Download Template.

8: Now, mapping is created between users, click on the Validate button to validate permissions.

9: After validating permissions click on Start Migration.

10: Migration successfully completed.

Conclusion

In business merging, splitting, acquisition scenarios organizations need to migrate their tenant data including OneDrive. However, to migrate OneDrive data from one tenant to another is not quite easy, therefore we have explained the method to do this task. The given solution will definitely help to perform this task in an easy way.