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PDTech
post Feb 7 2018, 03:37 AM
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Hi

Just wondering if anyone knows exactly how the switch off of the older Access Web Databases (list based) is being handled?

I want to know if it will still be possible to access the data in the lists or will the entire subsite be locked/removed?

I want to move a client to a standard subsite for their lists (FE is all Access desktop anyway) but we are awaiting approval from their IT department and I'd like to know what happens if that does not come in time for the cut off...

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GroverParkGeorge
post Feb 7 2018, 06:39 AM
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First, this applies only to Office 365, but not to on-premises SharePoint sites.

You should plan for the removal of your AWAs on or before March 31.


The advisory is “...by April, 2018.”

You should not expect to be able to reach the data after it is removed from their servers, and that is going to happen on or before March 31, 2018.

You might want to contact Microsoft if you have any concerns over being able to rescue your data.
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GroverParkGeorge
post Feb 7 2018, 06:40 AM
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Migrate the data. Do that before the cut off.

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DanielPineault
post Feb 8 2018, 02:01 PM
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George is right. At the very least, make a backup copy even if your client isn't immediately ready to proceed.

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PDTech
post Feb 8 2018, 10:04 PM
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Thanks for that, yes, should have specified this is O365 and not on-premises for clarity.

I'll try to push for the IT department approval but they work to their own schedule! The system is in daily use so will need to get users making regular backups if this drags on into March.

It would make sense for MS to make sites/DBs read-only for a while before deleting them completely, but just because that makes sense, doesn't mean it is what they'll do smile.gif

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DanielPineault
post Feb 9 2018, 08:23 AM
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Paul,

They did give a year's warning (‎03-27-2017).

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Offi...dmap/ba-p/57148

People started migrating away long ago. Your client has no one to blame but themselves at this point (and perhaps their IT dept.). Once the switch is flipped, I suspect their IT dept. may take things more seriously. crazy.gif




Good luck though. You can't force their IT dept. to be responsive. I'd forward them the link to the Microsoft announcement, assuming you haven't already done so, so they can ever say it's just your word. Do your best to get some backups (especially closer to the deadline). That's all you can do. Deep breaths, patience are called for in these instances.



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GroverParkGeorge
post Feb 9 2018, 09:02 AM
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Daniel's right.

I've been helping clients move their data since last November. My AWA on line user group has had monthly meetings presenting alternatives to AWA's for the last 9 or 10 months.

And every AWA displays a banner across the top stating that they will be removed. That banner has been there since shortly after the announcement of the termination.

In other words, the old saying applies: Lack of planning on their part doesn't constitute an emergency on your part.

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