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Phase 3 — Post-Migration

UPDATED: Thursday, February 18

The migration activities are complete and you are now able to work with the migrated data in your new "Box Migration Data" OneDrive folder. Additional information concerning Phase 3 is available under the Post-Migration section of the migration website.

During this phase make sure to:

  • Review any error reports that you may receive from ISS. Not all users will receive an error report and in the unlikely event that you do receive one, ISS will provide further information on how to proceed.
  • Locate your files in the “Box Migration Data” folder in OneDrive by visiting onedrive.psu.edu and re-establish permissions for external collaborators, as needed. 
  • Communicate that your migration is complete by sending OneDrive links to any file collaborators external to Penn State and notify internal collaborators that the files you shared with them are accessible in their OneDrive “Shared with Me” tab.

For further information on how to use OneDrive please visit https://hhd.psu.edu/faculty-staff/information-systems-and-services-iss-computing-support/it-help/office-365-help.

You can also visit https://storage.psu.edu/training-resources/ for more training and resources.

Please contact the ISS Helpdesk if there are any questions or you are experiencing any issues.

Note: Some of you may not have received an email confirming completion but all HHD faculty and staff accounts have been migrated unless otherwise specified in a ticket with ISS. Graduate students and undergrad students were not a part of this migration but will be migrated by Penn State IT at a later date.



 

Phases and Action Items

Pre-Migration

Be sure to complete the Box migration checklist.

As announced last year, Penn State will retire Box as a cloud storage and collaboration service. HHD Faculty, and staff files will be migrated to equivalent Microsoft Office 365 services.

The College of Health and Human Development will soon be completing the data migration from Box to Microsoft Office 365. Files stored on Box will be migrated to the Microsoft Office 365 services OneDrive and SharePoint beginning the first week of February 2021.

Office, Lab, Unit Files

Shared accounts belonging to your office, lab, or unit used for group collaboration—known as Non-Person Accounts (NPAs)—are also part of this transition. These accounts are typically identifiable by a "b-" prefix on folders in Box.com, although there may be some exceptions.

NPA owners already received email communication from the college's Information Systems and Services (ISS) regarding NPA migration. If you are the owner of an NPA and require additional assistance or did not receive an email from ISS, please contact ISS at iss-helpdesk@psu.edu or call 814-865-INFO.

Project Timeline and Phases

  • Pre-Migration
  • Phase 1 — Background Migration
  • Phase 2 — Lockout Period
  • Phase 3 — Post-Migration
Pre-migration: prior to Feb. 1; Phase 1: Feb. 1, background migration begins; Phase 2: Feb. 12, lockout period; Phase 3: Feb. 15, post migration
Do clean up your files icon-olus-circle

Start cleaning up your files in Box now. Delete any unnecessary files and remove yourself or your unit from any shared files or folders that you no longer need or want access to.

Do preserve Box comments icon-olus-circle

Comments posted to a file in Box will not migrate to Office 365. To preserve Box Comments copy and paste them directly into the file. Any comments made directly in Office 365 files (i.e. comments in a Word document) will remain after migration.

Do review special use cases icon-olus-circle
Do preserve previous document versions icon-olus-circle

Preserve previous document versions of office files, as needed. The most current file version will migrate, previous file versions will not.

Do notify collaborators of your migration date icon-olus-circle

Notify your internal and external (non-Penn State) collaborators of your migration date and make note of non-Penn State shares which will need to be manually restored in post-migration. Templated communication is available on the Penn State Storage site.

Phase 1 — Background Migration

Scheduled for Feb. 1–12, 2021

Phase 1 kicks off the actual migration of Box data. The college's migration will begin the first week of February and is expected to take two weeks. The migration process will deliver a copy of your Box data to a folder in your OneDrive labeled "Box Migration Data". A few days prior to the start of Phase 1 you will receive a reminder notification alerting you to the start of Phase 1.

Do access and update your files icon-olus-circle

Continue to access and update your files in Box as normal. Creating new files and folders is permissible.

Do not move or rename files icon-olus-circle

Do not move or rename files or folders in Box, otherwise duplicates may be created which could delay the migration. Also do not delete files in Box.

Do not access new folder icon-olus-circle

Do not access the newly created folder in OneDrive, called "Box Migration Data", the folder into which your Box files will be copied.

Phase 2 — Lockout Period

Scheduled for Feb. 12–15, 2021

There will be a period of time after the completion of Phase 1 where you will need to refrain from use of both Box and OneDrive.

Do not make changes to files icon-olus-circle

Do not make any changes to files in Box or OneDrive during Phase 2. Changes made during this period may not save.

Do access your OneDrive data icon-olus-circle

Access your OneDrive data after you receive a migration completion email from the Penn State IT Box Migration Team. Migration completion emails may be received at any time during Phase 2.

Phase 3 — Post-Migration

Upon completion of Phase 2 (exact dates will vary)

The migration activities are complete and you are now able to work with the migrated data in your new "Box Migration Data" OneDrive folder. Additional information concerning Phase 3 is available under the Post-Migration section of the migration website.

Do review any error reports icon-olus-circle

Review any error reports that you may receive from ISS. Not all users will receive an error report and in the unlikely event that you do receive one, ISS will provide further information on how to proceed.

Do locate your files in OneDrive icon-olus-circle

Locate your files in the “Box Migration Data” folder in OneDrive and re-establish permissions for external collaborators, as needed. 

Do communicate with file collaborators icon-olus-circle

Communicate that your migration is complete by sending OneDrive links to any file collaborators external to Penn State and notify internal collaborators that the files you shared with them are accessible in their OneDrive “Shared with Me” tab.

Additional Resources

Penn State's Box Migration website has information on preparing your files and folders for a smooth transition.

Office 365 Quick Start guides