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    Known Limitations of Data Restore/Copy using G.A. Suite

    G.A. Suite uses public APIs provided by Microsoft (PSI, CSOM, OData) for data backup/restore/copy between Project Online instances.

    Direct operations with the database are not performed by G.A. Suite (i.e. it is not a database to database migration).

    During data copy/restore PWA Config, Projects, SharePoint Content entities are created in the Destination PWA, therefore, system read-only fields like Created, Last Published, Last Modified are set to the date of copy/restore and will be not the same as downloaded ones.

    PWA Configuration

    Copy/Restore of the following configuration entities is not supported:

    Configuration Entity Support Notes
    Enterprise Global Customizations to Enterprise Global Template will need to be re-created in the Destination PWA, if necessary.
    Active Directory Resource Pool Synchronization settings AD Groups will need to be specified manually.
    Enterprise calendars Enterprise calendars copying is supported.
    However, copy of Work Weeks settings in the calendars for resources is not currently supported.
    Workflows created not in SharePoint Designer
    Migration of third-party workflows is not supported.
    Only workflows created in SharePoint Designer will be migrated.
    Status Reports Migration of Status Reports is not supported.
    Approvals Migration of Approvals is not supported.
    Invalid Delegations Delegations for inactive users, users with no Logon permission, with no Can Be Delegate permission, expired Delegations cannot be migrated.
    Users in Active Directory G.A. Suite migrates Project Online Resources and Users, given that appropriate user account already exists in the target PWA, and the user display names are the same as the source ones.
    Security Groups vs AD Groups association AD Groups will need to be set manually for Security Groups, if AD Sync will be used.

    Please note: Please note that the migration of workflows and solutions developed in Visual Studio is not supported.

    Projects Content

    Due to the reduction in available functionality in the CSOM API provided by Microsoft in July-August 2016, migration of the following project-related entities is not supported:

    Project-related Entity Support Notes
    Project Strategic Impacts Due to Project Strategic Impacts not being migrated, data in migrated Portfolio Analyses will appear incorrect as well.
    Project Timelines Project Timelines will need to be re-created in the Destination PWA.
    Project Owners for Master Projects
    Project Owners for Master Projects will be set to the migration account.
    Project Owners for Standard & Subprojects will be migrated correctly if the corresponding user account is available in the Destination PWA and settings were selected correctly during upload.
    Status Managers for Master Projects Status Managers for Master Projects will be set to the migration account.

    Status Managers for Standard & Subprojects will be migrated correctly if the corresponding user account is available in the Destination PWA and settings were selected correctly during upload, except for tasks that have cost resources assigned – for such tasks Status Manager will be set to the migration account.
    Assignment level custom field project data
    Migration of custom fields data on an assignment level is not supported

    Please note: Please note that migration the following field "Created" OOB Project Field ("Created Date") is not supported in G.A. Suite. It is a system read-only field and it can not be updated either manually or programmatically. The date of Project copy/restore will be set as Project Created date (G.A. Suite performs project upload through API, so in fact, a project is created in Project Online on the day of copy/restore).

    SharePoint Content

    Copy/Restore of the following SharePoint entities is not supported:

    SharePoint Entity Support Notes
    Custom SharePoint solutions and/or web parts Migration is not supported due to changes in architecture in Project Online.
    Site/Site Collection Features Only Feature Status (Active/Inactive) is migrated, given that the Feature exists in the Destination PWA.
    Managed Copies of files in Document Libraries

    Regional Settings

    Enterprise Metadata

    Document Libraries Files that have no checked-in version

    SharePoint workflows created not in SharePoint Designer Migration of third-party workflows is not supported
    “Microfeed” ('Newsfeed') List
    "Preservation Hold library" List
    Migration of the specified lists is not supported

    Please note: Power BI reports will need to be adjusted manually when migrating to a different Project Online tenant.

    Timesheets Content

    Timesheets Migration is provided as a service. Please contact sales@fluentpro.com to get assistance with such migration.

    Support preserving GUID from a Source PWA when creating an object in a Destination PWA using G.A. Suite

    Please note: The table below applies only to the case when object/entity is created by G.A. Suite, GUID for object/entity that already exists in the Destination PWA cannot be updated.

    Project Server Object GUID from Source preserved
    Project Yes
    Task No
    Assignment No
    Project Plan Template No
    Custom Field Yes
    Lookup Table Yes
    Enterprise Calendar Yes
    Enterprise Project Type Yes
    Project Detail Page No
    Workflow Phase Yes
    Workflow Stage Yes
    Resource Yes
    User Yes
    Security Group Yes
    Security Category Yes
    Security Template Yes
    Timesheet Yes
    Timesheet Line Yes
    Timesheet Period Yes
    Fiscal Period Yes
    View No
    Project Site Template Yes
    All SharePoint Related Content GUIDs No
    Project Site No
    Issue No
    Risk No
    Deliverable No
    List No
    Document No

    Please note: Project Online does not allow duplicates - Projects/Custom Fields/Resources with identical Names or GUIDs. As G.A. Suite ensures data integrity, Projects/Custom Fields/Resources with identical Names or GUID details will be matched by Name or GUID. As a result, an update of discrepancies will take place on a target PWA.

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