The primary purpose of this article to make user enlightened on how to perform Office 365 tenant to tenant migration. In this article, we will explain each and every step to successfully perform this migration.
We all know there is no solution provided by Microsoft to perform migration between Office 365 tenants, but it doesn’t mean this task is impossible. We make it possible, but you have to opt an automated migration tool.
But, before starting the migration between Office 365 tenants we have to know the scenario closely.
What is the Scenario?
The source tenant and destination tenant both are existing separately, but using Microsoft Office 365 cloud service. In Office 365 tenant to tenant migration step by step guide, we will migrate users mailbox (emails, contacts, calendars, documents), admin mailbox from source Office 365 tenant to destination tenant. To do this task, We will take the help of trusted, reputed migration utility in which we can successfully perform migration between Office 365 tenants.
User Query: “Without any third party tool is it possible to perform Office 365 tenant to tenant migration. We have multiple domains in a single Office 365 tenant. We need to break the one domain into separate Office 365 tenant. This migration is difficult for me, so please suggest me a solution.”
In this above scenario, the user needs to perform the migration but wants a manual method for that. This migration is possible but through an automated tool.
Unavailability of any manual approach it is necessary to use an automated tool to perform this migration. Microsoft also recommends using trusted automated migration software. While migrating data from Office 365 tenant to tenant the most important thing is migration should be accomplished without data loss. So, We would like to suggest SysTools Office 365 to Office 365 migration tool. Get to know why this tool is perfect:
1: Migrate emails, contacts, calendars, documents between Office 365 tenants.
2: Capable to migrate mailboxes from Office 365 domain.
3: Import CSV option to create mapping between source & destination tenants users.
4: Date-based filter option to migrate selective data between tenants.
5: Delta migration facility to migrate newly arrived items.
6: Account based priority migration facility to set priority of accounts to migrate first.
7: Facility to migrate entire or selective mailboxes.
Now, we are going to explain the working steps of the tool. First, you have to download and install this software on your machine.
Software Requirement to Perform Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migration
Some prerequisites by the software, before starting the migration you have to know these prerequisites.
1: Application registration in Microsoft Azure Active Directory must be required & enable API permissions for source & destination tenant.
2: Users Account & Users Group(s) must be created at the destination tenant.
3: Tool activation code is required to perform the entire Office 365 tenant mailboxes to tenant migration.
4: Admin account must have Office 365 license assigned.
Perform Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migration Step by Step by using Tool
Now, Its time to know the steps of tool to perform migration between Office 365 tenants. To successfully perform the migration you have to follow each & every step.
Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migration Steps
Follow the given steps to accomplish the task –
1: Install & run the software. Then select Office 365 as a source and as a destination.
2: From this screen, you can select items (emails, contacts, calendars, documents) which you want to migrate. And also apply a date-based filter to migrate selective data from source Office 365 tenant to destination tenant.
3: On this same screen you can see there are two options provided by the tool.
Migrate Document Permissions – To migrate document-level permissions.
Use Group Mapping – To create the mapping between source & destination Office 365 groups.
Enable option according to your requirement. After that click on the Next button.
4: Now enter Office 365 source Admin account ID & Application ID and click on the Validate button.
5: After validating permission, click on the Next button.
6: Now, enter Office 365 destination Admin account ID and Application ID, then click on the validate button.
7: After validating permission click on the Next button.
8: Now time to create the mapping between source & destination users. To create a mapping tool provides three options –
Fetch users – this option will fetch all source tenant users, then you have to enter the destination users ID.
Import Users – With this option, you can import CSV file (in which you have mentioned source & destination user IDs).
Download Template – With this option you can download a template in a local machine, then you have to enter the source & destination users ID in this CSV file.
You can apply any one option to create a mapping between source & destination users.
9: Once source & destination users mapped, click on the Validate button to validate permissions.
This is a complete guide, it will definitely help you to easily perform migration.
Main Motive of this Office 365 tenant to tenant migration step by step guide is to aware users how they can perform migration between Office 365 tenants. In this article, we have covered a solution in which users can easily perform this task.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I manually perform Office 365 Tenant to Tenant migration?
A: This step-by-step guide will help you to perform a migration between Office 365 tenants, but you need an automated solution (which is suggested in this blog). There is no manual solution available for this.
Q:Can I migrate the user’s mailbox (emails, contacts, calendars, tasks), admin mailbox, and shared mailboxes from source Office 365 Tenant to destination Tenant?
A: Yes, with the help of a given solution you can easily migrate mailboxes between Office 365 Tenants.
Q: I have to perform entire users mailbox migration between Office 365 Tenants, this blog will help me?
A: Yes, here we have provided a method to simplify Office 365 Tenant migration, it will migrate all user mailboxes at a time.
Q: Can I migrate only selective data between Office 365 Tenants with this method?
A: Yes, by applying the Date-based filter you can perform selective data migration between Office 365 tenants.
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