What Is a Granular Migration?
Among SharePoint migration
vendors, you will often hear their tools described as “granular,” but what does the term really mean? Why is granular control more important than drag-and-drop when it comes to migrations? How granular do you need to go?
For most platforms, granular means that the tool allows you to filter through your SharePoint environment, selecting only those components - sites, lists, content, solutions - that you want to migrate. Not all tools provide the same level of granularity. The right migration solution should provide visibility, support iterative activities, and give you complete control:
- Visibility. You should be able to easily navigate your environment, discover your sites and content based on permissions, and apply the necessary filters and rules. While migrating, your tool should provide a view into what is happening so that, should something go wrong, you can quickly identify changes to be made and update.
- Iterations. Migrations are phased activities. They are rarely successful the first time through due to their complexity. Your tool should support an iterative process, allowing you to test, improve, and test again without forcing you back through a complicated UI each phase.
- Control. Ultimately, your tool should give you complete control of your migration. Move what you want and need, when you want to move it, and allow you see what is happening along the way. Control is about planning, and intended results.
echo is the leader in granular migrations, giving our users more visibility into the process, the ability to iterate as many times as you need (no volume-based pricing), and most importantly, giving you complete control over your SharePoint migrations. Let us show you how.