When attempting to copy a site collection or subsite, Sharegate displays one of the following error messages :
- The default group '<GROUP>' will be ignored because '<USER>' is not a SharePoint group.
- The default groups of this site will not be assigned because the "Custom Permissions" option is not checked.
Any error code ending with 229.
A SharePoint site has the three following default groups in SharePoint 2007 and up :
These groups allow to easily manage user permissions by associating them to a specific group.
The error occurs because the destination user or group corresponding to the source group is not a valid value to assign. This could most likely happen when mapping one of the default groups to a user.
There are 2 possible solutions to this issue:
- Remove the problematic mapping in the Users and Groups Mappings and copy the site's custom permissions again.
- Via a browser, go to the Set Up Groups for this Site page of the destination site and assign the desired groups to each default group. This page can be found by appending _layouts/permsetup.aspx to your site address. The full URL should look like http://MyFarm/sites/MySite/_layouts/permsetup.aspx. You should obtain a page similar to this :
From there, you can assign the desired existing groups or create new ones to use from now on.