Can I Move SharePoint Site to Another Site?

SharePoint Move Site to Another Site
SharePoint Move Site to Another Site

User Case: “Is there any way to enable SharePoint Online site migration? Or can I copy SharePoint Online site to another site and then delete the source content? I can move files and folders within a SharePoint Online site but now I need to migrate from one SharePoint site to another.”

How to Move SharePoint Site to Another Site: 2 Simple Ways

The traditional methods of moving content between SharePoint sites are too complicated. Users need to pay much attention to structures, permissions, and other before the migration. However, this article will give you two simple methods to transfer your data between SharePoint sites without professional knowledge.

Way 1. SharePoint Site-to-Site Migration by “Move to”

You can copy files from one SharePoint site to another through a manual method provided by the SharePoint admin center. But this method only moves the data within the site collection.

Step 1. Log in to SharePoint Online with an admin account.

Step 2. Open the Microsoft 365 admin center and click “SharePoint”.

Open SharePoint Admin Center
Open SharePoint Admin Center

Step 3. Click the URL of a site you want to move to another in the Active sites list.

Choose a Site in the Active Sites List
Choose a Site in the Active Sites List

Step 4. Open “Settings” from the upper-right corner and choose “Site contents”.

Open the Site Contents Settings
Open the Site Contents Settings

Step 5. Open the “Subsites” list, click the three-dot icon beside the site and choose “Site contents”.

Open the Subsites Contents
Open the Subsites Contents

Step 6. Tick the contents that you want to move from this site and click “Move to” in the right-click menu.

Select Site Contents to Move
Select Site Contents to Move

Step 7. Select a location in the site list as the destination. Then the selected data will be moved from one SharePoint site to another.

Select Another Site as the Destination
Select Another Site as the Destination

Way 2. Migrate SharePoint Online Site to Another Site via Cloud Transfer

Instead of using the manual method to migrate SharePoint site to another site through complicated steps, here’s another easier way for you to try. All you need is a professional SharePoint site migration tool, MultCloud. This web service allows you to click one button and efficiently move a SharePoint site to another without downloading, uploading, or any other complicated operations.

  • Efficient: One-key data transfer, backup, and sync between clouds.
  • Fast: 10 high-speed threads without costing cellular data traffic.
  • Smart: Automatic transfer with daily, weekly, or monthly schedules.
  • Safe: 256-bit AES encryption and OAuth authorization system.
  • Extensive: Supports 30+ major clouds and on-premise services.

MultCloud offers an easy-to-use web interface and mobile apps for you to time-savingly manage your clouds in one place. And the Cloud Transfer function can move data across clouds without any risk of data loss.

Step 1. Go to the MultCloud website and sign up.

Step 2. Click the button “Add Cloud” and choose the SharePoint Online icon, then log in with your Microsoft Office 365 admin account.

Add SharePoint Online to MultCloud
Add SharePoint Online to MultCloud

Step 3. Go to the Cloud Transfer page, select data in a SharePoint Online site documents library as the source, and select a location in another SharePoint site as the destination. Then click the “Transfer Now” button and MultCloud will immediately complete the SharePoint Online site-to-site migration.

Move SharePoint Site to Another Site in MultCloud
Move SharePoint Site to Another Site in MultCloud

Tips:

  • Every month you will get 5 GB of free data traffic. But if your SharePoint Online sites have too much data to be moved, you can upgrade to a premium account and thus get more data traffic with superfast transfer speed.
  • In the “Options”, you can use the email notification to get informed when the Cloud Transfer task is done. Or, you can use the Filter to let MultCloud ignore or only transfer data with certain file extensions.
  • You can use the “Schedule” to set up automatic SharePoint site-to-site migration.
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Options
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Options
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Schedules
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Schedules

Bonus Tip: How to Manage SharePoint Online Sites Easily

On SharePoint Online web, you could only access those commonly used sites of one Microsoft account at a time. However, MultCloud offers you a more convenient way to easily access all your SharePoint sites and other cloud accounts with a single login. It can clearly show every site to you without any hiding. And it provides almost all the cloud built-in functions for cloud file management.

Manage SharePoint Online in MultCloud
Manage SharePoint Online in MultCloud

By adding your SharePoint Online and other clouds to MultCloud, you can switch to different clouds from the My Cloud Drives list to upload, download, share, cut, delete, copy, preview, and rename files with your clouds. What’s more, MultCloud also supports searching for files across multiple clouds.

In the End

Using SharePoint Online as a collaboration tool can prominently boost the work efficiency of a team or an organization. If you need to move SharePoint site to another site as a backup or to cooperate with another team, you can use the above methods and follow the step-by-step instruction to move anything you want from one SharePoint Online site to another.

Besides, MultCloud is also a great cloud-to-cloud sync service that offers 10 excellent Cloud Sync modes for one-way, two-way, or real-time sync. You can use Cloud Sync to sync Synology to SharePoint or sync between SharePoint sites according to your needs.

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