5 Infrastructure Preparation Tips to Copy Dropbox to SharePoint

It is only through having a proper infrastructure that businesses planning to copy Dropbox to SharePoint can move forward with the migration project. A proper infrastructure setup also plays a critical role in making the project successful.

In this post, explore the key steps you or your IT team need to take to prepare a proper infrastructure where you can perform the entire process of transferring data from Dropbox to SharePoint Online.

Tips to Copy Dropbox to SharePoint

1. Choose Between a Cloud-based or an On-prem Migration Environment

The first crucial step to preparing a migration infrastructure is to decide whether to perform the migration in a cloud-based or an on-prem environment. Each migration environment has its own set of advantages, so the decision to choose one should be strategic.

A cloud-based environment is affordable and secure, while an on-prem environment is expensive but offers the highest level of security. Also, a cloud-based environment is lightweight to set up, while an on-prem environment can be the opposite.

Check out our cloud vs. on-prem environment guide to learn more about the differences and make an informed decision in choosing the right one.
Cloud vs. on-prem migration environment

2. Choose Servers With the Right Hardware Configuration

Without a capable server, it is not possible to execute and perform a Dropbox to OneDrive and SharePoint Online or any other large-scale business data migration. Therefore, it is essential to choose servers with the right hardware configuration.

Coordinate with the migration partner to understand the CPU, RAM, and hard drive configuration of the servers allocated for the migration project. It is always best to choose configurations on the higher side than the migration load demands.
Choose the right hardware configuration for the servers

3. Perform a Thorough Security Check

After choosing servers with the right hardware configuration, work with the migration partner to learn about the security compliances of the overall migration infrastructure. You and your IT team must ensure that the migration infrastructure complies with all the industry-standard security regulations, including:

  • Data residency regulations (such as UK and EU GDPR)
  • SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits

Migration server security compliance
At CloudFuze, we use servers that meet all the industry-standard security requirements. Our migration tool also adheres to the highest level of security standards. Learn more in our Security post.

4. Perform Proper Sanity Testing of the Servers

One of the crucial factors to prioritize during the final stages of preparing the migration infrastructure is to ensure that the servers to be used are optimally ready. And to do this, performing proper sanity testing of the servers is a must.

Work with the migration partner to have the servers sanity tested to ready them for the migration project. Also, a final migration infrastructure audit before starting the data transfer process helps ensure that all security measures are in place.
Migration Sanity Testing of the Servers

5. Have Backup Servers to Build Resiliency

It does not hurt to have backup servers during the migration. As part of taking the best security practices for the migration project, ensure that the migration partner has readily available servers at all times. Taking this step helps overcome downtime that may come as an unforeseen challenge.
Backup migration servers 

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