Enterprise Challenges in Egnyte to OneDrive Migration

Most organizations opt for an Egnyte to OneDrive migration for better integration with the Microsoft 365 cloud suite, thereby improving collaboration, communication, and overall productivity within their workflow. However, the process of transitioning from Egnyte to OneDrive involves several challenges, necessitating a strategic plan to address them effectively.

Let us delve into some of the key challenges that occur when enterprises move from Egnyte to OneDrive and the best practices to overcome them.

OneDrive Migration Limitations

There are some limitations that your company must consider during the OneDrive migration process.

For example, OneDrive does not support certain special characters like ” *: < >? / \ | and file/folder names including .lock, CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM0 – COM9, LPT0 – LPT9, _vti_, desktop.ini, and any filename starting with ~$. It also restricts the length of the file/folder names to 400 characters.

CloudFuze with its in-built feature overcomes this challenge by automatically replacing the special characters with an underscore (_) or a hyphen (-) and trimming any extra characters in the file path to be within the limit of 400.

Preserving File Features

When migrating from Egnyte to OneDrive, cross-verify that the tool can successfully transfer the associated file features as well. Moving source files without their existing features, like metadata, comments, permissions, version history, etc., creates a gap in accessing them in the destination cloud. It delays the completion of business operations due to mismatches or discrepancies in the migrated files.

Opt for a migration tool that has a simple user interface to select the required file features and ensure complete data sync between the source and the destination clouds.

Downtime and Business Continuity Issues

When transferring large volumes of data from Egnyte to OneDrive, there is a risk of downtime or migration failure, which could adversely impact business continuity. To overcome this challenge, your internal IT team must use a phased approach or batch migration.

In this method, the data is migrated in smaller batches to the destination cloud instead of moving the entire data at once. This helps reduce the load on the network server and avoid downtime.

Migrating Only Latest Changes

Yet another common challenge in Egnyte to OneDrive migration is the inability to reflect the latest changes from the source to the target cloud. For example, assume there is a small change in Egnyte where the user has modified values like annual sales data in a few files. So, instead of moving all the files from the source to the target cloud, you must move only the updated files through a delta migration.

But If your migration tool does not have the feature to execute the incremental changes, it will incur a high cost and your migration team’s effort to re-migrate the entire files. Always ensure to test your OneDrive migration tool for incremental data transfer functionality before kickstarting the actual migration.

API Throttling Risks

Another roadblock to your Egnyte to OneDrive migration is the API throttling error. When the number of transactions exceeds the maximum limit that an API can handle, it throttles and leads to migration failure.

Leading and competent migration tools, like CloudFuze, can restart the migration after a preassigned API wait period whenever a throttling error occurs. It also helps reduce resource utilization and migrates data in batches to prevent unfavorable migration outputs.

User Adoption

One of the most underrated challenges when companies switch from Egnyte to OneDrive is the poor user adoption rate of the new cloud platform. This occurs when no clear communication exists about what users can expect and how the migration will impact their day-to-day tasks.

A well-planned training plan and live demos explaining the new cloud features can help reduce the gaps in user adoption.

Unsuitable Pricing Plan

Despite the robust features of a migration tool, your company can still face challenges like unsuitable pricing & plans. Your internal migration team must contact the cloud office migration service provider to discuss their various plans and decide which could be the best fit for your business.

Apart from being cost-effective, your chosen plan must cover various aspects of the migration, eliminating the need for separate licenses for each migration need.

Partnering with the right migration vendor can change how your organization handles Egnyte to OneDrive migration. CloudFuze is a leading cloud office migration service provider offering enterprises end-to-end migration assistance.

Our skilled team of migration experts provides customized solutions that cater to your individual business needs and help overcome the challenges during the migration.

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