Move huge numbers of files into SharePoint with PowerShell
Move files into SharePoint – Introduction
SharePoint tutorials by Peter Kalmstrom
a series of articles Peter Kalmstrom, CEO of kalmstrom.com
Business Solutions and Microsoft certified SharePoint specialist,
describes the process of moving millions of Office files
from a files server to SharePoint.
Move files into SharePoint tutorials
Introduction to the tutorials
Fileshare Inventory – what files do
Peter Kalmström uses PowerShell to make an inventory
and outputs the results in a CSV file.
This way he can give the client a graphical representation
Convert old Office files into modern formats
The script Peter uses converts the old .doc, .ppt
and .xls files into the modern formats introduced with
Office 2007 while keeping the old "last changed" date.
Create a SharePoint site collections
Peter goes through a script that creates and resets
site collections. When this is automated he can quickly
show the client how different options will work.
Create SharePoint containers and paste files into them
This is the actual moving of files. First Peter discusses
different kinds of SharePoint containers and shows how
they look in SharePoint. When the client has decided
on what containers should be used, Peter can easily
paste the files into their containers. These files will
keep their metadata.