Before you begin your migration, you will need to have a clear understanding of the size and complexity it involves. This helps you prepare for licensing, scheduling, and resource allocation.
Questions you will want to ask include:
- How many users am I migrating?
- How is my data distributed?
- How much total data am I moving?
- How many files am I moving?
- Do I have any files of unusual size?
- Who is on my migration management team?
- Who are my stakeholders and points of contact?
BitTitan offers several assessment resources for your migration. You can utilize DeploymentPro or HealthCheck for Office 365 to check or configure Outlook for your destination.
How Much Data? How Many Users?
One of the most frequent questions we get is “How much data can MigrationWiz move?” The answer is “As much as you need it to,” but more granularly, it depends on the amount of data each user has. Four hundred users with 40MB of data will transfer far faster than one user with 4G of data. For these larger users, we recommend breaking the data into smaller files to speed up the migration. Essentially: more smaller users are faster than a few larger users.
Understanding the size of your migration is a key step to success. This is where you will assess the number of users and the amount of data you will need to move. For migrations, licenses are assigned to individual users at the source. For data, only users with owned data are migrated – collaborators with no owned data are not considered in the licensing count.
The amount and size distribution of data will have a significant impact on the speed and complexity of your migration. If you have not assessed your data, our Knowledge Base offers several resources to help you.
To build a timeline for your Stakeholders and end users, you will want to have completed the scoping steps. Once you understand the size and complexity of your migration, it is recommended to communicate this to the Stakeholders to allow any concerns or conflicts to arise before launch.
While time and speed will depend on your network speed, server load, throttling, and number of folders, there are some average speeds our users have reported:
- Low end: 250mb per hr/per user
- Mid end: 750mb per hr/per user
- High end: 1.25gb per hr/per user