Prepare SharePoint 2016 for Workflow Migration

The following steps needs to be completed prior of migrating any workflow data from SharePoint 2013 to 2016. even though not specified, I would recommend applying these steps on both farms (source 2013, target 2016):

Disable the workflow timer job (Workflow).

  1. On the Central Administration Home page, click Monitoring.

  2. Under Timer Jobs, click Review job definitions.

  3. On the Job Definitions page, click Workflow.

  4. On the Edit Timer Job page, click Disable.

  • Stop all services that host or interoperate with the SharePoint workflow engine.