OneNote Notebooks migration in Insane mode
Complete migration of OneNote Notebooks
With the release of patch 12.2.1 yesterday, OneNote Notebooks are now migrated in insane mode. This should allow for faster migrations when encountering those files.
For the full release notes, please see: https://support-desktop.sharegate.com/hc/en-us/articles/360039340491-Patch-12-2-1
Pascal Robustelli commented
It seems that Microsoft recently changed something in their Migration API:
Is it possible that with this change you are able to fix the migration issue in insane mode?
I had no idea the Notebook section of a site didn't get copied over until I had one of my colleagues let me know it was missing. Thanks goodness I did not delete the old site!
This particular library that I was copying, was very large (so far over 600,000 items). It would be great to have a feature where an option is presented to create an exception report on files that are not able to transfer in Insane mode and let the rest of them go as planned at the faster speed. We could always run a second (or multiple) job in normal mode for the few exceptions. Or maybe even have the tool do all of the files in insand mode first, then make a second pass on the files that need to go in normal speed.
Feedback sent from the Migration report view.
Jaroslav Karlik commented
Is there any update to this? Its really a problem that this affects not only OneNote files but migration of whole Document library which contains those .onenote files.
Any update regarding this one?
Just an update on the state of this.
Basically the import API (which is the one we use for the insane mode) tends to produce corrupted OneNote files at the destination. So as long as this is not fixed on their side we won't be using it since data integrity is one of our priority.
We are working along with Microsoft to try to get this resolved as soon as possible.
do you mind sharing with us, what kind of issues still exist in the Microsoft API's?
Thanks a lot
we just kept it the default location
we see that the onenote is copiet to siteassets, which is good, but... the link from the teamsite does not link to this onenote + we notice lot's of onenote pages are give an error when copying
Feedback sent from the Copy Structure view.
Losing Insane Mode on a library (with > 100K files) because of one OneNote is a productivity killer. Either find a way to treat them the same or create a background migration for only the OneNotes so the remainder of the library can be migrated using Insane Mode.
Brent Smith commented
OneNote notebooks are not an uncommon thing to be used in very large Microsoft shops. We have just had problems with the same type of migration. The last update on this page is from July 24, 2018 which is a while ago.
It would be nice if Sharegate would provide more direct assistance with migrating OneNote notebooks that are connected in the OneNote client application. Right now, documentation on this topic seems to be "everywhere" and there is no clarity on this topic.
I have a doc library I'm trying to migrate to another library on the site. It's roughly 4000 documents which includes 1 OneNote file which appears to disable insane mode.
I just forwarded your email to a colleague of our support team so they can contact you.
Hey we are getting some error while migrating one notebooks like missmatched metadata.. any idea about it?
Jaroslav Karlik commented
Guys, what is status of this feature? Its still in build from July last year??
Marc Dayton commented
We are trying to migrate OneNotes and are getting the error "Property Title: This value is required." It wasn't happening in previous versions 5.20.0 I think (using 18.104.22.168 now). Asset libraries have a required Title field but the main object for the Notebook doesn't. I know it is basically an obfuscated folder. Is there a setting or something I can do to get by this error other than turning off the required Title field and remigrating then turning it back on? We have 100s of Notebooks.
Ravi Chandra commented
It is still not working in version 5.21. release. The OneNote still gets migrated as folder. However, i found an workaround to fix this issue. It should be performed after the migration.
The solution is to Open the one with the extension .onetoc2 in client version of OneNote. Once opened make sure it is synced. Don't make any changes and just close the OneNote. You should be all set. Refresh the browser and the OneNote appears without any folder and same as the source.
If you have any questions email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy to help.
Has this been added? We have notebooks stored in SP libraries and they are migrating over really oddly. Its like the top level notebook file is now a folder.