Migration Assessment Scan: Publishing Sites

Overview

Publishing sites are typically customized intranet sites that rely on page layouts to allow end users to quickly create articles that are published to end users. Due to the high level of customizations that are involved with publishing sites, they may be difficult to migrate to SPO without a lot of remediation.

Data Migration

The content in the publishing site may migrate, but any customization typically requires an extensive amount of remediation effort.

Important: Any site that is configured as “No Access” (locked), in SharePoint will be skipped. To see a list of locked site collections see the Locked Sites scan output.

Preparing for Migration

Test migration of the sites with the publishing features enabled. Understand what will need to be corrected post migration.

Post Migration

Apply the fixes to your customized content post migration.

Scan Result Reports

The following table describes the columns in the P-detail.csv report. This scan report provides a list of all the add-ins installed in the environment.

Column

Description

SiteId

Unique identifier of the impacted site collection.

SiteURL

URL to the impacted site collection.

SiteOwner

Owner of the site collection.

SiteAdmins

List of people listed as site collection administrators

SiteSizeInMB

Size of the size collection in megabytes [MB]

NumOfWebs

Number of webs that exist in the site collection.

ContentDBName

Name of the content database hosting the site collection.

ContentDBServerName

SQL Server hosting the content database.

ContentDBSizeInMB

Size of the content database hosting the site collection.

LastContentModifiedDate

Date/Time the site collection had content modified.

TotalItemCount

Total number of items found in the site collection.

Hits

Number of requests logged for the site collection. Relies on data from the usage logging service. If the usage logging service is disabled this row will show N/A.

DistinctUsers

Number of distinct users that have accessed the site collection. Relies on data from the usage logging service. If the usage logging service is disabled this row will show N/A.

DaysOfUsageData

Number of days the usage logging service retains data. This provides context for Hits and DistinctUsers. For example, if this is 14 days, the Hits and DistinctUsers data is for the last 14 days.

WebURL

Url to the site that has publishing features enabled.

PublishingInfrastructureEnabled

True if the site collection level Publishing Infrastructure feature is enabled. This will only be True if the site is the root site in the site collection.

PublishingEnabled

True if the site level Publishing Feature is enabled.

ScanID

Unique identifier assigned to a specific execution of the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool.

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