We recently added the ability to transfer ownership to another user when deleting a user’s account from AAD from the M365 admin portal. If no entry is provided, the default will transfer to the manager. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/onedrive/retention-and-deletion
The manager or newly assigned owner will have the ability to sync that content or download and then move to a shared library or their own OneDrive.Dudley commented
Admin, this is not addressing the issue, the issue is with downloading and uploading gigabytes of data, transferring ownership via the admin tool doesn't solve this.
What would solve it, the ability sync via the local network (lan), when setting up a new employee profile locally, it would then take the file copies from a local repository of the old employee, then the old employee profile could be deleted.
8 votes1 comment · OneDrive on Windows » Desktop (Sync, Files On-Demand) · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →Dudley supported this idea ·Dudley commented
This was requested back in 2016, when it was still groove. Please microsoft Enterprise and Cloud Service Providers, would prefer to help users proactively. Logging detailed sync errors to a onedrive event log would help us solve problems. Some users don't even realize they are working with local files until weeks later, when a co worker tells them they can't see their work.
1. Create a sync error log.
2. Create a group or local policy that checks the onedrive process if using office 365 and a user is logged in. "Their onedrive" is running... if it fails log and restart.
ONE DRIVE runs in the user context so in a multi-user environment, receptions, hospital we need to know that the user's onedrive has failed and then restart it automatically. It is quite difficult to figure out a particular user's onedrive has not been running for weeks, when you have thousands of user's to take care of. This needs to be handled by onedrive itself, and then logged so repeated occurances under a certain user profile can be repaired by a tech.