This article explains how metadata are migrated when migrating from Google Drive, OneDrive, Google Sites or SharePoint to OneDrive or SharePoint.
During a file migration from Google Drive or OneDrive to OneDrive or to SharePoint libraries, metadata are not migrated by default for performance reasons. This also applies to site migrations from Google Sites or SharePoint to SharePoint Online.
For any file or folder migrated, the default value for the Author and Editor is the migration account defined in the target connector. The Created and Modified metadata fields are set to the date and time of migration.
If you prefer to preserve the original, pre-migration values, you should activate the Migrate Metadata option in the File Migration Global Settings of the Cloudiway platform. Please note that this will slow down migration speed significantly.
When this option is activated, the metadata are migrated with the following values:
- Created By => email of the author of the file
- Created DateTime => date & time of the creation of the file
- Modified By => email of the last user that have modified this file
- Modified DateTime => date & time of the last time this file was modified
If the source email is different from the target email, a mapping table must be used and correctly filled.
The mapping table is the migration list itself. The migration list is used as a mapping table to migrate Metadata when source and target emails are different. You can also add entries without assigning licenses in order to map users who you don’t plan to migrate. If an entry is missing, the individual metadata will not be migrated. Therefore, the mapping table must be complete from the beginning of the migration (even during the trial if wish to evaluate this functionality).