Lotus Quickr migration to SharePoint (Online) with Lialis WebDAV or Quest NMSP

At Lialis we use 2 methods to migrate Lotus Quickr files to SharePoint (Online).

Quest Notes Migrator for SharePoint (‘NMSP’) is the Rolls Royce and Lialis WebDAV is the light weight tool, with equivalent pricing on licenses and consulting.

Lialis WebDAV only migrates files from Quickr to SharePoint (online) or file server. Quest NMSP migrates the files and security from Quickr to SharePoint or file server and is able to create the sub sites and or libraries on the fly.

1) Lialis WebDAV

Lialis WebDAV for Quickr is bottom line a WebDAV extension to Lotus Quickr. WebDAV is a standard protocol to transfer files from A to B. When Lialis WebDAV is applied to Quickr a WebDAV client can be used to download all files stored in Quickr to a disk (for example).

The image displays how Lialis WebDAV allows a WebDAV client Bitkinex to access the files in Lotus Quickr place libraries and all sub rooms.

In this setup Bitkinex is able to copy all files from Quickr to a local folder or disk/network drive, simply by selecting the top level folder quickrlialis and press the green arrow to the right.

This will copy all files in Quickr to the D drive (for example).

In SharePoint files are stored in Libraries. The trick is to open the Library in the internet explorer because then you will have this option available  under Library settings (it is greyed out in all other browsers). 

When you press it it will open the library  in your Windows file explorer. Then copy the SharePoint URL as illustrated below.

Then create a new network drive.

And use the SharePoint URL.

In Bitkinex you are now able in the right pane to select the SharePoint network drive Z: and copy files from Quickr over Lialis WebDAV to SharePoint by pressing the green arrow pointing to the right.

The result in SharePoint is displayed in the image below.

In this example all Quickr places are copied to one SharePoint library. The same approach can be used to copy certain Quickr places to designated SharePoint libraries (which you must create manually or via PS Script).

Lialis WebDAV can be installed on the Domino server running Lotus Quickr or on a dedicated Domino server. It can also be installed on an Apache Tomcat server.

2) Quest NMSP

Quest NMSP provides more options in migrating Quickr to SharePoint compared with Lialis WebDAV, though these extra features come at a price.

Quest NMSP has the following extra features over Lialis WebDAV:

  • Support for Quickr rights migration
  • Support for auto creation of SharePoint sites, subsites and libraries
  • Support for link tracking

Quest NMSP recognizes the Domino Quickr hierarchy of rooms and page libraries.

You migrate the content of the Quickr databases by using Classification Rules.  NMSP has 2 pre-configured Technical Class rules that you can adjust and use. One rule is called ‘Quickr’ for migrating the main rooms, and one is called ‘Quickr Subroom’ for migrating all page libraries.

Each Classification Rule is re-used for migrating all of the databases that meet the selection rules. The ‘Migration Jobs’ tab, specifies the jobs that are defined to actually migrate the content of each database to the correct target list.

A job that is specified here, is the same as a job that you specify in the NMSP Designer. So in a Quickr migration, you can specify multiple jobs for multiple types of documents, and migrate them to multiple lists at once.

You can also migrate the security settings to the SharePoint lists for each database that is migrated.

When a database has a technical class assigned, you can start the migration. By default, each main database (main.nsf) is migrated to a its own SharePoint site, and each sub database ((PageLibrary….nsf) to a SharePoint subsite of this main site.

The jobs are sequentially executed. The migration always starts with provisioning of the SharePoint (sub)sites:

Followed by the provisioning of members (security):

And then the actual content migration:

Leading to the following result:

Note that the default classification rule migrates pages to a page list. You can change that to a library, which will enable the function of viewing files in explorer.

In case you are interested please contact us here for the Lialis WebDAV trail download link or for any questions you might have on this topic.