5 Features To Test in a Dropbox to OneDrive Migration Tool
For businesses considering switching from Dropbox to OneDrive, testing the features with a trial or Proof-of-Concept (POC) is a crucial step. It can be the deciding factor in choosing a migration tool and ensuring a successful migration of users and data to the new cloud platform. Thorough testing of the tool’s capabilities provides a clear understanding of its technical capabilities.
This post describes the critical features to evaluate in a Dropbox to OneDrive migration tool that helps IT admins and business owners make better-informed decisions.
1. High-Volume User Data Migration
When selecting a Dropbox to OneDrive migration tool, verifying its capacity for a high-volume user and data migration is essential. This is particularly crucial for companies that have massive user data to transfer. To perform data transfers of a large scale from Dropbox to OneDrive, a tool like CloudFuze X-Change, which can perform high-volume migrations without downtime, is highly recommended.
Several factors can affect a tool’s ability to handle high-volume migration, including
- Reliable migration tool code
- Effective server allocation and bandwidth management
- API call throttling risk management
CloudFuze’s migration platform is specifically designed to manage massive volumes of data, ranging from terabytes to petabytes. It is a proven solution for businesses of all sizes, including enterprises, MSPs, and SMBs planning to migrate Dropbox to OneDrive for business.
2. Migrating Sharing Permissions of Files/Folders
When it comes to migrating data, sharing permissions is a vital step. Every organization and its IT team should verify that the data migration tool supports permission migration, including all levels of permissions.
The following are various levels of folder and file permissions that the migration tool should support:
- Root folder permissions
- Root file permissions
- Inner folder permissions
- Inner file permissions
CloudFuze enables businesses to accurately migrate root and inner folder and file permissions during Dropbox to OneDrive for business migration with high precision.
Check out how CloudFuze follows to migrate and convert permissions from Dropbox to OneDrive:
|Dropbox ||OneDrive |
|Can view ||Can edit |
|Can Edit ||Can edit |
3. Unsupported Character Handling
To avoid file and folder name conflicts, it is crucial to ensure that the migration tool supports the replacement of unsupported characters in OneDrive (Microsoft 365), which has character limitations. Microsoft 365 doesn’t support certain special characters in file and folder names, as listed below:
- (less than)
- (greater than)
- : (colon)
- ” (double quote)
- / (forward slash)
- \ (backslash)
- | (vertical bar or pipe)
- ? (question mark)
- * (asterisk)
CloudFuze has a built-in function that automatically replaces these unsupported characters in OneDrive with a hyphen (-) or an underscore (_).
4. Dropbox Paper Migration
Dropbox Paper is a word processor exclusive to the Dropbox cloud. When your company plans to migrate from Dropbox to OneDrive for Business, you must verify the migration tool’s capability to transfer Dropbox Paper to OneDrive with no data loss.
CloudFuze is one of the few cloud data migration tools in the market that support seamless Dropbox Paper migration to OneDrive (and SharePoint Online).
5. Delta Migration Availability
Delta migration is essential for business migration projects that involve migrating a substantial number of users and a large amount of data. As the migration duration increases, the source cloud (Dropbox) accumulates incremental changes that must be transferred to the destination cloud (OneDrive).
It is critical to check and confirm that the migration tool can perform delta migration to accurately transfer all the incremental changes to the destination cloud.
CloudFuze offers businesses the flexibility to perform not only one but multiple delta migrations, ensuring that all the latest incremental changes are updated in the data migrated to OneDrive.
Discover more about CloudFuze’s Dropbox to OneDrive Migration Tool by speaking with our business migration team.
Our data migration experts can help you understand how the migration tool works and how it can benefit your company most effectively.