Synchronising Documents between SharePoint 2007 and 2010

How to Synchronise Documents between SharePoint 2007 and 2010

Step 1: Set up the Lists

Here we have a Document Library in SharePoint 2007 with a few Documents and a Folder where going to Synchronise this to a new SharePoint 2010 document library.

Document Library

Here's the Empty Document Library in SharePoint 2010 which will be the Target

SharePoint 2010

Step 2: Connect to Sharepoint 2007 using the SharePoint Client API Provider

To define the project in Data Synchronisation Studio we need to use the SharePoint provider for SharePoint 2007 and the new SharePoint Client API provider for SharePoint 2010. Connect Data Source A to the SharePoint Provider

Connect Source

Step 3: Connect Data Source B to the SharePoint 2010 Client API Provider

Connect Target

Step 4: Configure the Schema mapping

Configure the Schema Map like this and add any other meta data columns you also wish to synchronise.

Schema Map

Ensure that the Document Library Update Behaviour is set for FileAndMetaData on each side to that the Documents are uploaded.


Step 5: Run a Compare A->B and Synchronise the Documents

Compare A to B

And now the documents have been synchronised including the Created/Modified Timestamps and User accounts.


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