5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Copy Dropbox to Google Drive

Data migration is required to help you grow your business capabilities as you move along your digital transformation journey. However, if data migration isn’t properly planned, it can be challenging. Do you have a lot of data that you need to copy from Dropbox to Google Drive?

Migration of larger data sets is even more complex, so IT admins should carefully examine the factors that can contribute to a successful migration. These five questions will help your business plan your migration effectively, saving time and effort.

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1. Where Should You Move All Files From Dropbox to Google Drive?

You must first decide whether the files should be owned by an individual or department before moving them from Dropbox to Google Drive. Choosing between the two depends on how the files will be used and shared. My Drive is great for sharing files and folders with small groups or simply one person. Shared Drives are ideal for content that belongs to a specific department, group, or project.

Whether you want to transfer files from Dropbox to Shared Drive or My Drive, CloudFuze can help you automate and streamline the migration process.

2. To Which Format Can You Move Dropbox Files to Google Drive?

Google Drive allows you to store different file types. But what about file formats that are specific to the cloud? Dropbox allows you to create Dropbox Paper, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

As Google Drive supports both Google and Microsoft file formats, you can easily migrate them. The challenging part here is to migrate Dropbox Paper, as it is Dropbox’s only supported file format.

With CloudFuze, you can migrate all the Dropbox file types to Google Drive, including Dropbox Paper.

The table below shows you exactly what format your files will be available after successful migration.

Dropbox File Format Google Drive File Format (After Migration)
.paper .docx
.docx .docx
.xlsx .xlsx
.pptx .pptx
.gdoc .gdoc
.gslides .gslides
.gsheet .gsheet

3. How Do You Match Sharing Permissions When Switching from Dropbox to Google Drive?

Cloud storage services allow users to share files with their colleagues and work on the same document at the same time. However, file-sharing permissions may differ from one cloud storage to another. So how do you map Dropbox permissions to those of Google Drive and Shared Drive?

A migration tool such as CloudFuze automatically maps permissions when you transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive.

The table below shows how CloudFuze maps and migrates permissions from Dropbox to Google Drive.

Dropbox Google Drive
Owner Owner
Editor Editor
Viewer Viewer

The table below shows how CloudFuze maps and migrates permissions from Dropbox to Google Shared Drive.

Dropbox Google Shared Drive
View Viewer
Edit Content manager

4. Who is Responsible for Your Organization to Migrate Files From Dropbox to Google Drive?

Transferring files from Dropbox to Google Drive with permissions, versions, comments, timestamps, embedded links, and shared links is complex. And it requires expert assistance to migrate it without data loss and downtime.

Although a data migration tool is used to move data, the project still requires an expert in data migration.

CloudFuze has proven experience in executing complex Dropbox to Google Drive migrations seamlessly. Our highly skilled migration experts manage your data migration project end-to-end in collaboration with your company’s IT admins and managers.

5. What security measures to consider when transferring files from Dropbox to Google Drive?

Third-party tools will require your credentials to copy Dropbox files to Google Drive. Using your admin credentials, third parties can access your business-sensitive data. As a result, you should ensure that you provide secure delegated access to the tool to initiate the migration.

CloudFuze uses the OAuth protocol that allows authenticated access to your cloud accounts without sharing your credentials with us. Furthermore, CloudFuze does not view or store your data.

Depending on the type of business, CloudFuze offers customers the option of running their migration on CloudFuze SaaS or dedicated SaaS servers or deploying CloudFuze software in their own data center.

Contact our data migration experts and ensure that all your data is migrated efficiently and securely without errors and data loss.

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