ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Content Migration

This section describes the design decisions associated with One Drive Content Migration for system(s) built using ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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The implementation of OneDrive for Business can be coupled with a migration from an existing on-premises SharePoint farm infrastructure. This migration can take the form of one of the following:

  • OneDrive (SharePoint 2010/2013) – Administrators can move an existing OneDrive site hosted to SharePoint Online. Administrators can also leverage the capability of a Hybrid configuration to automatically redirect users to their OneDrive for Business post migration.
  • Network and local file shares – Most users will have a personal drive or a designated location on the network to save work which may not have a function assigned. To free up network storage and extend the ability to access files in the cloud, administrators can move files from a specific network path to the user’s OneDrive for Business site.

If a migration is not required, the deployment is referred to as a ‘Greenfield deployment’.

Access to OneDrive can be controlled to ensure the organisation’s data is protected. This includes the configuration of:

  • Only allowing access from specific IP address locations.
  • Only allowing access from applications that use modern authentication.
  • Only syncing to PCs joined to a specific domain.

On deletion of a user’s OneDrive account, its content will be deleted. The deletion period can be customised, however it is recommended that the data be archived in an external system or migrated to a SharePoint Site.

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