I've been trying to get whole site migrated from OnPrem environment to SPO, using following instructions:
(both written very well)

What I did not use from the instructions is -ItemUrl switch (as it is not required in Export-SP and I wanted whole site instead of single library/list) to get the whole site and exporting the package was successful.

I got stuck on the ConvertTo-SPOMigrationTargetedPackage. Which on the other hand to function requires -TargetDocumentLibraryPath switch. Obviously this way I am not able to go further if I would like to get the whole site prepared to be migrated...

I really am out of ideas what could be done to make this work - if anything can be done using this method, the way I would like to use it. Hopefully I am only missing something.

Maybe someone would have an advice or any other method on how to move whole site(s) from OnPrem to SPO (not thinking about drive shipping here).


  • I would honestly recommend a third party tool and an Azure storage subscription. – Eric Alexander May 20 '16 at 11:38
  • Thanks for response. Even using the methods above I still would need Azure sub... Any recommendation on the third-party tool? – Radoslaw D. May 20 '16 at 11:46
  • We used Metalogix and it was pretty good, a vendor we worked with used Sharegate and it was equally good. Look at their offerings and see what will work for you. There is so much that goes into a migration to SPO, it is worth the money paying for a tool instead of doing it all yourself. – Eric Alexander May 20 '16 at 11:49

You may also get help from this blog for migrating SharePoint on-premises to SharePoint Online natively, which involves usage of Azure Storage: http://sharepoint-content-migration.blogspot.in/2016/05/a-4-step-guide-for-migrating-sharepoint.html

  • You can add some brief description from the link. Links may break in long run. – Asad Refai May 23 '16 at 13:13

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