Cloudiway’s Slack migration solution helps businesses perform elaborate technical migrations through a simple SaaS interface. As a result, Slack migrations require no additional software installation or overhead, and migrations can be performed securely and quickly.
For more information about security, please refer to this article.
For more information about migration performance, please refer to this article.
This guide is aimed at experienced system administrators who are capable of connecting to remote systems and using a variety of administration tools.
Although we provide support for our own products, we do not provide support for third party products such as PowerShell or server administration of Microsoft products.
If you are concerned you might have any difficulty completing these steps, please consider a solution with our consulting team, contactable via email@example.com. This will ensure a fast, costeffective and stress-free implementation.
5.1. Before you start
Before you start, you will need to ensure you have the details outlined in the following table. You will only need the items associated with your chosen target. The sections below the table only need to be followed if they related to your target. We recommend you create accounts especially for migration. After migration, simply delete the accounts.
|Cloudiway login||Stores details and provides communication between the systems you already use.||https://apps.cloudiway.com|
|Knowledge base access||Our extensive knowledge base is always accessible, with videos, troubleshooting tools, samples and more.||https://kb.cloudiway.com|
admin role for
|Account with admin role that bypasses SSO and is able to authenticate using username/password credentials, preferably with the format:
Used for migration of permissions only.
|We recommend you create an account with admin access, especially for migration.
After all, migrations are complete, simply delete this admin account.
6.1. Allocate Slack migration licenses
Please get in touch with Cloudiway (at firstname.lastname@example.org) so that your licenses can be organized and allocated to your Cloudiway account right away. By getting in touch now, the licenses will be available for use well before you need them.
6.2. Create your source connector
To facilitate mail migration, the Cloudiway platform needs to be able to communicate with both your source and target domains. To do this, Cloudiway uses connectors, which are configured on apps.cloudiway.com. You will need to set up a connector for each source tenant you wish to migrate and each target tenant that mail should be migrated to. Follow the steps below to configure a source connector.
List of scopes to Add:
Note the Oauth Access token. This token is needed when creating the Cloudiway slack connector on the Cloudiway platform.
6.3. Create your target connector
For Cloudiway to migrate your email, it needs to be able to communicate with both your source and target domains. To do this, Cloudiway uses connectors, which are configured on apps.cloudiway.com. You will need to set up a connector for each source you wish to migrate from and each target that you wish to migrate to. With your source connecter already set up, a target connector to Microsoft Teams is now required.
6.4. Activate and monitor your migration
Now that you have performed all the pre-migration steps within your tenants and within Cloudiway, you’re ready to migrate. We recommend you run a test migration on a single user first to check that your configuration produces the outcome you expect.
To start your migration, select the users or batch you wish to migrate and click on Migration on the Action bar, then Start. Your batch will be scheduled and will begin as soon as resources are available. By default, a hundred migrations can be run concurrently per connector.
Don’t forget that Cloudiway migration platform supports delta passes and that migrations are therefore incremental; every time you restart the migration of a Slack, only items that haven’t already been copied to the target will be migrated. The platform therefore does not duplicate items in the target.
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Please visit the entire knowledge base here (where you can search for keywords or read through topics): https://kb.cloudiway.com/
The knowledge base also contains information on how you can ask for further support, should you require it.