Set up or select a settings template

If you're migrating from OneDrive for Business, follow the instructions for SharePoint unless specified.

You use a settings template to determine what types of content to migrate and how the data appears after a migration. You can use a default settings template or customize your own one. 

We recommend that you don’t change the settings template while you are running a bridge. Doing so changes the parameters of the migration and can cause inconsistent behavior.

About default or customized templates

A default settings template is the easiest to use as it selects the most common migration options.

  • For Box, file shares, and Microsoft SharePoint, there are 2 default settings templates—Migrate to My Drive or Migrate to shared drives. In a single bridge, you can migrate to a user's My Drive or shared drives, but not to both. 
  • For Microsoft Exchange, there is only a default settings template.

You can also customize your own template. A custom template gives you additional options for configuring what data is migrated and how the data appears in your target domain.

Select or customize a default settings template

  1. In the G Suite Migrate platform, click Settings templates. You might have to click Menu "" first.
  2. Point to the settings template and click Template "".
  3. Review the default settings template and choose an option:
    • If you don’t change any settings, click Cancel.
    • If you make changes to the settings, click Create new template. Enter a name and click Create.

Delete a custom settings template

You can’t delete a default template or a template associated with an existing bridge.

  1. Click Settings templates. You might have to click Menu "" first.
  2. Under Custom, next to the template, check the box.
  3. Click Delete ""and thenDelete.

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