Compare Two Environments
Quickly compare source and destination content in order to see what needs to be incrementally migrated and to prove to customers that every item from the source made it to destination.
To be compared:
-lists and libraries
This is not currently in our plan to allow our users to compare two environments.
We might do it in the future, possibly starting with permission as it seems like it would be the most useful part on security level.
It is good idea to have column with different betwen Total size and Size.
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When in Copy structure mode it would be great to have a view to show only the differences between content in both windows. The reason is to see where the gaps are. Say I have 250 items in the source and 272 in the desintation, it would be great to see via a toggle switch where the eact differences are - so they can be adresssed. Something like a code merge tool view. Thanks SG Team!
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I just copied many files from a local share to a document library in SPO. The totals in the output report do not exactly match what's in the properties when I highlight the folders in FIle explorer.
Example: Your report shows 28,841 Reults, 28836 Sucess, and 5 warnings. I know what the warnings were, it couldn't overwrite 4 files + the 1 warning saying I have warnings. (all good they were moved manually previously) When I highlight the folders in File explorer, it shows 28,715 in 132 folders which equals 28847, 6 more than what was imported.
Do you have a report that will compare all files in the shareed drive to the files in SPO?
Feedback sent from the Migration report view.
I would like to request a new Report feature.
I would a compare site report, with options to list missing items and missing features.
A report that compares two sites to see what's different for incremental updates would ge good.
I am not sure , if we have already a feature availale to compare the SharePoint sites post migration to confirm that everything is migrated properly. we have to check individual items to check ie. Content Type used in List, Site Columns and Templates etc. it would be nice to have feature to compare site post migration as it will reduce lot of time for testers as well and for person to find alternative of non-migrated data.
Feedback sent from the Pre-check report view.
Since this was submitted around 2016, very concerning it's still not within plan pipeline (admin response 2019). In my org, this lacking functionality is a major concern and has created preference for competitors such as metalogix which provides comparison between source/destination
Matt Pickering commented
Our situation is that the migration to SharePoint has taken longer for the department to migrate than expected. We did an initial sync using SG desktop from a file share to SharePoint. We are now months from when that initial sync happened, so data on both sides has been manipulated by users, but there is no way for us to establish which files and where (file date is not a good indicator since files on both sides have been touched, by different users and at different times).
We are now in a place where we can't actually use SG Desktop to assist in our migration without knowing which files need to be copied/update to SharePoint, and we will be looking at other tools to accomplish this task.
Douglas Punchak commented
For me personally, security would be the least helpful. I'd be more interested in comparing content. Then it would be good to run an incremental on those results because you already know what the differences are.
Douglas Punchak commented
I personally think comparing content would be the most useful. Then being able to run a delta migration job against the result since you already have the differences.
Site to Site
Library to Library
List to List
what is available and what is required to copy.
after copy what is copied.
it is hard to belived that i cannot find any of validation report even main feature of Sharegate is a migration data. then how we can gurantee if all the files and folders are migrated well from source sharepoint site to destination site? is there any report to compare the contents between sources and destination?
When evaluating a migration with Run Pre-Check, please include Folder Items as part of the output. My use case is that I after a multi-stage migration (A -> B) (wich is an intial migration, then an incremental), I then run an incremental pre-check in the reverse (B -> A) to produce a list of deleted items, since ShareGate does not handle deleting items.
Bob Marioni commented
A someone who is working on a 11,700 site migration. This would make my job so much easier. Many of our sites haven't been touched in years and when we explore them the modified dates change and that become useless to us. A comparison report would be the best thing you can do right now.
Yes, the ability to compare source and target environment would be greatly helpful in determining the success of the migration. Besides reviewing the huge log files a simple comparison would be awesome.
Sites, Items, Settings, Features, Lists, Libraries, Permissions
Would like the ability to compare site collections and have a report generated about the differences.
I agree, I am not even doing a migration but am having a problem in Prod with something that works great in Dev. would love to quickly compare the dev site against the prod site to see if I am missing a feature activation or something like that....
I completely agree with @Douglas Punchak. Delta migrations would be very useful. :D
Johnny Crockett Lopez commented
It would be good to compare site collection and site features since Sharegate will enable site features it needs to migration the objects like lists, libraries, etc.
The ability to compare between two sites would be incredibly helpful and would dramatically speed up data migration. This would save us so much time, too.
Honestly, this feels like an essential feature that really should be built into the tool. Please add this feature!