Posts Tagged ‘file system’

MetaVis for Drives: Blurring Lines Between Local and Cloud Storage

July 21, 2014

“MetaVis for Drives” edition brings common migration, backup, import, export, administration and monitoring functions to popular storage locations like SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive for Business,, Google Drive and Network Shares. Besides specific functions available for individual storage areas the Drives edition aims to unlock the content in specific vendors storage allowing content visibility and mobility between vendors applications and between local and cloud.

The Drives edition makes the following functionality available.

  1. Connect to Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Google Drive,, SharePoint locations to individual drives as well as to all users in a corporate account using single service administrator login with the ability to browse account structure and content in individual users personal locations using tree structure metaphor;
  2. Mass copy individual items from File System to OneDrive for Business, Google Drive and locations optionally preserving folder structure, fixing illegal characters and preserving retention and authoring properties;
  3. Mass copy individual items between Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, and SharePoint locations optionally preserving folder structure, fixing illegal characters, preserving retention and authoring properties as well as preserving, mapping and enhancing metadata when applicable;
  4. Mass copy multiple users personal spaces from Google Drives, File Shares and SharePoint My Sites to OneDrive for Business optionally preserving folder structure, fixing illegal characters and preserving retention and authoring properties;
  5. Backup OneDrive for Business and Google Drive users content using central location and single login to local file shares, Amazon S3 or Azure storage;
  6. Monitor and generate actionable Administrator Dashboard current status and trend reports about storage distribution and user activity in OneDrive for Business tenancy;
  7. Perform Informant content scan applying policy groups with configurable rules and actions to perform pattern, PII, PHI, URL, vocabulary keywords detection to OneDrive for Business content;
  8. Mass provision multiple OneDrive for Business personal sites using single login from a central location;
  9. Mass detect and remove OneDrive for Business personal site owners

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MetaVis Feature of the Day: Download from SharePoint to File System

June 6, 2014

MetaVis Platform includes a neat feature that allows users to download SharePoint content to the file system. The function saves items metadata (field values) to Excel/CSV spreadsheet and downloads content and attachments to regular files on the file system. The function uses special file naming convention when instructed to download versions but otherwise documents are openly available to use and located in similar folders they were located in SharePoint.

The function could be used to archive inactive projects, transfer project data in bulk to another location or free up space in SharePoint content database by offloading chunk of the content.

Offloading function could be done for selected folders or individual items, lists, sites or complete site collections with sub-site hierarchies. Offloaded data could be loaded back to SharePoint using the same MetaVis Platform. The offloading function works remotely without server side agents and could be used for on-premises, hosted or Office 365 SharePoint starting with version 2003.

The function is available in MetaVis Migrator for SharePoint as well as MetaVis Backup for SharePoint.