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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.
SharePoint web parts
Only filters between the web parts are not supported (the 'Get filter values from' setting).
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
SharePoint Documents
"Document ID" field values are not preserved if the document version history option is selected for migration and a document has more than one version.
SharePoint Libraries
Migration of Created By, Modified By, Created Date, Modified Date column values for folders in SharePoint Libraries
Lists (OOB, Custom)
The version history and list item ID´s is not supported
Project Sites in an alternate Site Collection
Restore is supported, but the link to the corresponding Project will not be established automatically

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 No
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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