Add a ''Move'' and Delete Option
Having to remember to keep the selection, verify the copy & then delete stuff when you're moving thousands of files around is really hard & painful when you make a mistake. It would be great if you guys had a move option that took care of all of that
Agreed! Moving files it difficult but insane making when they are thousands to relocate to new folders or doc sets.
Once the files are in the destination library it would be great to be able to move within the library with Sharegate. Copying means taking extra precautions within the library itself as now there are 2 files. Creating a view to help remove the original file location is an option but another step. Moving with a confirmation would be awesome. Would make Sharegate more valuable post migration.
Donal Clissmann commented
Moving files and folders between document libraries is one of the most tedious tasks to perform in the native SharePoint interface. This is one of the most common pain points that our customers raise with us.
ShareGate should capitalise on this and offer this feature which would provide real benefit to our customers and provide another USP for ShareGate.
Be able to move documents between libraries and sites. Instead of just copy them.
Currently a two step process. Bulk copy with Sharegate and then manual deletion in source. So needs a copy a confirmation step and then a deletion.
Some users wish to move files instead of just copying them. So the source would be removed and the file placed in the destination. This would be useful for certain types of archival.
Fred Larssen commented
When running scripts to import documents periodically, it would be useful to have an option to move documents rather than copy them.
This would prevent reprocessing of already imported documents, and allow the use of the Rename action instead of IncrementalUpdate. IncrementalUpdate creates problems if a document added to source folders have the same name as a previously imported document.
If Sharegate is meant to have read access only to file shares, another option would be to include a list of successfully imported files in the Result object, so that they can be deleted by the script.
Right now we have the option to copy files from ShareDrive while importing to SharePoint. We have to create powershell script to delete them from original location. It needs some work as we are importing based on filter (last Modified date).
If there is an option to move the file it would be helpful. Hope to see in future version.
Move option for list and library, so put on new location and remover from old location
I have used SG numerous times with the traditional of copy the content but it leaves the source content still there so I would have to delete it later. Would be nice to have an option to move the content instead of copying it.