Pre-Migration Analysis to Copy Dropbox Data to SharePoint

Is your company planning for a Dropbox to SharePoint Online migration? Before initiating the migration of large volumes of data, you must conduct a pre-migration analysis to minimize roadblocks to the migration.

Check out the vital factors to consider in a pre-migration analysis while transferring data from Dropbox to SharePoint Online.

Determining Which User Accounts and Data to Migrate

When your internal IT team prepares to copy Dropbox data to SharePoint Online, learn about the SharePoint Online migration limitations. This will help prepare your team to overcome the gaps much in advance through appropriate solutions.

Below are some of the common limitations of SharePoint Online.

  • It does not support certain special characters like ” * : < > ? / \ |.
  • It does not support specific file/folder names, including .lock, CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM0 – COM9, LPT0 – LPT9, _vti_, desktop.ini, or any filename starting with ~$.
  • It does not support file paths longer than 400 characters.

You must ensure that your shortlisted third-party data migration tool can help overcome the challenges in migrating from Dropbox to SharePoint Online.

Pre-Provisioning and Preparing SharePoint Online Environment

Verify whether your team has created and pre-provisioned the user accounts in the destination environment. Also, create the SharePoint Sites before moving the data to the destination so that it helps organize and structure the migration data within the libraries.

Migrating Dropbox Paper Data

Is your internal IT team prepared to transfer source cloud-specific data like Dropbox Paper to SharePoint Online?

Include this verification as part of your pre-migration analysis when you copy Dropbox data to SharePoint. Know if your shortlisted data migration tool can convert the Dropbox Paper into a compatible .docx format before moving it to SharePoint Online. It helps avoid inconsistencies or errors when transferring source cloud-specific data incompatible with the destination.

Understanding the Differences in Permission Levels

User roles or permission levels vary across different clouds. By comprehending the differences, you can avoid misinterpretations and confusion while end users access the data.

Fortunately, no complexity is involved in migrating the permission levels across Dropbox and SharePoint Online, as they have similar user roles.

Dropbox SharePoint
Can view Can view
Can edit Can edit

Choosing the File Features to Migrate

Set your expectations clear when moving data from Dropbox to SharePoint Online by determining which file features to preserve. Choose from the various file features like version history, metadata, inline comments, shared links, permissions, etc. Migrating the exact source file features to the destination cloud is a key step in achieving 100% data replication across the two environments.

If you are uncertain about proceeding with the pre-migration analysis when you copy Dropbox data to SharePoint Online, partner with a trustworthy migration service provider like CloudFuze.

CloudFuze’s managed migration team offers an in-depth pre-migration analysis. We help seamlessly overcome SharePoint Online limitations and transfer Dropbox Paper data with the help of our migration tool’s in-built features.

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