Eliminate Downtime in Box to Google Drive File Transfer Process

Downtime during Box to Google Drive file transfers can not only disrupt the overall progress of the entire migration project and cause misalignment in the planned timeline but also significantly impact the planned budget with the risk of costly fixes. Therefore, as part of ensuring maximum safety, it is important that your organization and your IT team implement all the required measures to mitigate the risk of technical downtime.

We recommend checking out the approaches we have suggested below, gather insights from them, and inform your company’s overall strategy to copy users accounts and data from Box to Google Drive.

Ensuring Availability of API Calls

One of the most critical yet commonly overlooked factors that raises the risk of migration downtime is the availability of API calls at the source and destination cloud platform. During the planning and pre-migration analysis stage, check the number of API calls available in the source and destination cloud’s license that your company has been using.

Depending on the number of API calls available in the licenses, you can coordinate with the migration partner and understand:

  • Whether the available API calls can suffice for the entire file and folder transfer process
  • Whether additional API calls are needed to transfer files, folders, and other data in high volumes

As a customer-focused end-to-end migration solutions provider, we at CloudFuze, have helped many of our customers take the best decisions regarding API availability and enabled them to make the entire transition smooth-sailing.

CASE STUDY: To help Adenza streamline their migration journey with our solutions, our team suggested they purchase additional API calls upon discovering their limited availability. This approach helped set a solid foundation for secure and seamless data transfers.

Explore all the migration success stories we have created for our customers, including some of the world’s largest enterprises.

Segregating Total Users into Smaller Batches

Another important approach with which your IT team can keep downtime risks at bay is to segregate the total number of users to migrate into several batches. In fact, user batch segregation is one of the core pillars of success in our migration methodologies that prioritize a phased approach.

With segregated user batches, your IT team, along with our migration team, can adhere to the API rate limits set by Box and Google Workspace, and lower the risk of API throttling. Apart from lowering downtime risks, dividing the total number of users into smaller batches enables your IT team to:

  • Divide/categorize migration timeline segments uniformly
  • Simplify the process of progress-tracking of each migration batch
  • Ensure a high level of accuracy for the validation of each batch post-one-time migration

Ensuring Optimal Infrastructural Readiness

Lastly, ensuring proper preparedness at the infrastructural level is a step your IT team must not miss out on. When scheduling meetings to discuss the technicalities of the Box to Google Drive migration solution, make sure to dive deep into the type of infrastructure that is optimal for the project and is in the best interest of your organization.

Here are some of the best practices to follow:

  • Using dedicated servers is the best way to go in order to protect the migration from external threats, which, otherwise, can raise significant downtime risks
  • Maintaining ample performance headroom through advanced server configurations helps compensate for workload surges
  • Sanity testing the servers before deploying them for the project is a critical security step to follow

As a final check, go through the migration service agreement and ensure that the infrastructure configuration plan is intact, and no changes have been made.

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