There are two options for the mentioned migrations, which can be explained in details.
• Making the source site as a template and then restore it in the destination site.
• Using 3rd party tools from Dell, ShareGate, Metalogix etc.
Making the source site as a template and then restore it in the destination site.
This is the one of the practice in moving a site content from a source site to a destination site during the migration phase. This is applicable if we need to move only certain contents such as lists, libraries and site. This type of migration is done by making the content as a template and uploading it in the destination solutions library and from there we will activate it.
• Method is very easy and time consumed is very low, all designs Workflows will be packed.
• we cannot package a site collection in this method, so we need to make different templates for every subsites and add to the Destination Site Collection which is time consuming.
Using 3rd party tools from Dell, ShareGate, Metalogix etc.
Using 3rd party tools will migrate the entire site contents but what is not migrated is the designs.
it takes too much time to load the source site and destination site.
we need much more time to copy one site from source to destination.
• Entire site collections will be migrated with a long time process.
• Designs are not migrated, we need to recreate / Develop the Designs in the Destination Site Collection.
• takes too much time in loading Source Site, Destination Site and the copy of Sites.
• some of the features are not migrated.
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