This guide covers everything you need to know about Dropbox to Google Shared Drives migration including limitations, migration tools, and migration process.

1. Introduction

Is your company planning to migrate Content from Dropbox to Google Shared Drives? Switching to Google Drive and Google Shared Drives from Dropbox includes migrating users, data, permissions, versions, comments, timestamps, shared links, and other features which can delay the migration process.

CloudFuze can help your IT team speed up and automate the Dropbox to Google Shared Drives file transfer, helping your company save a lot of time and money. Based on years of migration experience, we understand the data migration challenges and developed the tool with advanced technology simplifying file transfer, no matter where your files are stored. 

Connect with industry-leading migration experts and seamlessly transfer files from Dropbox to Google Shared Drive.

If you’re keen to know more or want to see a demo of how we migrate data from Dropbox to Google Shared Drives, watch the video below:

2. Dropbox to Google Shared Drives Migration Limitations

Google Shared Drive has certain limitations and IT Admins need to be aware of these before initiating the transfer Dropbox to Google Shared Drives. It is not a problem for small businesses with small data, but it can be a major challenge for larger businesses with complex business processes. 

  • Folder structure limitation

A folder in a Shared Drives allows you to have up to 20 levels of nested folders (subfolders). So, the folders exceeding the limit of 20 levels won’t get migrated to Google Shared Drives.

  • Files and folders limitation

A drive in a Shared Drives can include a maximum of 400,000 files and folders combined. You can’t migrate a single file/folder exceeding 400,000 items to a single Team Drive.

  • Daily data upload limitation

Users are restricted from uploading 750 GB of data per day across all Shared Drives and My Drive. Users who reach the 750 GB limitation or upload a file larger than 750 GB will be unable to migrate any more files on that day.

If you want to transfer Dropbox data to Google Shared Drives fast and meet your timeframe, we recommend adding multiple accounts to quickly move the largest amount of data. This allows you to run deltas quickly and stay ahead of the migration process.

3. How to Copy Dropbox Files to Google Shared Drives Without Any Limitations?

Overcoming cloudspecific limitations is hard and time-consuming. Hence, choosing an effective, ready-to-use data migration solution that addresses the key Google Shared Drive migration limitations is vital. Let us see how CloudFuze overcomes the limitations during the Dropbox to Google Shared Drives file transfer. 

  • Folder structure limitation

Google limits each Shared Drive folder to have only up to 20 subfolders. CloudFuze can bypass this folder structure limit by creating a link with the “Long File” name in the 20th nested folder redirecting to the 21st one.

  • Files and folders limitation

The number of files and folders you can move from Dropbox to Google Shared Drives is limited to 400,000 items per Shared Drive. Distributing the data across multiple Shared Drives is the best alternative. However, finding the number of files and folders existing is challenging, especially if you do not have the right tool.  

CloudFuze runs the pre-migration test before initiating the transfer of Dropbox to Google Shared Drives and generates the report with files and folder count details. If any Dropbox user accounts have more than 4Lakh items, our migration team splits the data and migrates it into multiple Shared Drives accordingly. 

  • Daily data upload limitation

As Google Shared Drives limits each user to upload 750GB of data per day, the CloudFuze migration tool processes the data beyond the limit and automatically carries out the migration the next day.

If you want to transfer Dropbox data to Google Shared Drives fast and meet your timeframe, we recommend adding multiple accounts to quickly move the largest amount of data. This allows you to run deltas quickly and stay ahead of the migration process.

Schedule a live demo today with industry-leading migration experts and see how they can help you overcome the challenges associated with your Dropbox to Google Shared Drives migration.

4. CloudFuze Data Migration Services for Businesses

Our data migration experts provide customized solutions that suit your business needs, allowing you to move files from Dropbox to Google Shared Drives easily. 

CloudFuze Migration Framework

CloudFuze is a Google Technology Partner with over a decade of experience helping companies switch to Google Shared Drives from Dropbox. Our highly experienced migration experts perform end-to-end data migration in collaboration with IT Admins and managers. 

CloudFuze allows you to either run the migration on CloudFuze SaaS servers or install it on your cloud server if your business data is highly sensitive. 

Talk to our migration experts to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Shared Drive, leaving no data behind.

5. How Are Permissions Migrated From Dropbox to Google Shared Drives

CloudFuze migrates all your Dropbox business users, data, versions, comments, timestamps, shared links, permissions to Google Shared Drive with ease. Dropbox and Google Shared Drive have distinct levels of permissions, and hence migrating it is a challenging task for IT Admins. Check in the table below how CloudFuze migrates the permissions during the move Dropbox to Google Shared Drives. 

Dropbox Permissions Permissions in Google Shared Drives After Migration
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6. CloudFuze Dropbox to Google Shared Drives Migration Features

CloudFuze is a comprehensive migration solution designed to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Shared Drive within a timeframe and without any data loss. The following are the migration features that our tool supports to move files from Dropbox to Google Shared Drives. 

Our Platform Features

Features Available
One-time migration Yes
Delta migration Yes
Root folder Permissions migration Yes
Root file Permissions migration Yes
Sub-folder permissions migration Yes
External Shares migration Yes
Shared Links migration Yes
Version history migration Yes
Selective versions migration Yes
Metadata migration Yes
In-line comment migration yes
Long-file name conversion Yes
Special characters conversion Yes

7. Steps to Migrate Data From Dropbox to Google Shared Drives

Follow the steps below to move Dropbox data to Google Shared Drives successfully.

 Migration prerequisites

  1. A CloudFuze Account
  2. Dropbox admin login credentials
  3. Google Shared Drive admin login credentials

Note: Our monthly subscription plans don’t apply for business migration. Reach out to us with your migration needs for a demo or a customized quote to switch to Google Shared Drives from Dropbox.

Step 1:  Log in to CloudFuze

Go to webapp.cloudfuze.com create or log into your account from there. CloudFuze offers a limited free trial to test the service. As a business user, you can reach out to CloudFuze requesting an enterprise trial with more features. 

Login Credentials

Step 2: Add Dropbox Business Account to CloudFuze

Click on the Dropbox logo that you can find in the business clouds section. Since it is a business migration, don’t add Dropbox from the personal clouds list.
Locate Dropbox Icon

Step 3: Authorize Dropbox Business Account

Enter your Dropbox account’s admin login credentials in the popup window and click on the Sign-in button. By doing so, you are providing needed access for CloudFuze to copy files from Dropbox to Google Shared Drives. 

Dropbox Credentials

Step 4: Add Shared Drive Account

Click on the Google Shared Drive logo in the business clouds list.
Locate Google Shared Drive

Step 5: Authorize Google Shared Drive

Enter your Google Shared Drives admin login credentials in the popup and click on the Next button.
Enter Google Shared Drive credentials

Step 6: Allow CloudFuze to Access Your Account

Click on the Allow button to finish adding the Shared Drive account to CloudFuze. CloudFuze uses OAuth protocol to access your account via API calls. No human will be able to access your data during the copy Dropbox to Google Shared Drives. 

Access to Google Shared Drive

Step 7:  Verify Cloud Addition Process

Quickly, click on the Clouds icon in the left menu bar. Once clicked, now go to the Manage Clouds tab. There, you should be able to see both Dropbox and Shared Drives accounts being added here.
Verify Dropbox business to Google Shared Drive

Step 8: Click on the Team Migration Icon

Click on the Team Migration icon to copy files from Dropbox to Google Shared Drives. Note that you must configure a few settings before the migration begins.

Click on Team Migration

Step 9: Select Source and Destination Cloud Accounts

Select Dropbox as the source cloud and Google Shared Drives as the destination. You need to be cautious while choosing the source and destination clouds to ensure you transfer files from Dropbox to Google Shared Drives and not the other way around. 

Select Dropbox as source and Google Shared Drive as Destination

Step 10: Upload User Mapping CSV File

You need to create a CSV file with a specific format to match users in the source and destination clouds. Much of this work is guided and carried out by the CloudFuze migration team.

Upload CSV Files

Step 11: Creating the CSV File

Create the CSV file with the below details:

  • Enter the source user email
  • Enter source path
  • Enter destination user email
  • Enter the destination path

Create Excel sheet

Step 12: Allow CloudFuze to Validate the CSV File

Once uploaded, CloudFuze takes a few moments to read and validate the CSV file. If there are any mistakes in the CSV format, CloudFuze returns an error.
CSV File Validation

Step 13: Download the CSV

Download the CSV and click on the Next button for further migration.

Download CSV

Step 14: Configure Migration

Choose a name for migration and select other preferences based on your migration needs. Once done, click on the Next button.
Configure miragtion

Step 15: Preview and Confirm the Migration

Preview the options and click on the “Start Migration” button if everything looks good.

preview and confirm Migration

Step 16: Migration Is In Progress

This status indicates that the migration is in progress. Keep in mind that business users of CloudFuze are entitled to receive detailed daily migration reports from the migration managers.

Dropbox business to Google Shared Drive In Progress

Step 17:  Dropbox Business to Google Shared Drives Migration Has Been Completed

Once migration is completed, the status will show as Completed. You can download the migration report and check the list of all files and folders transferred.

Dropbox business to Google Shared Drive Completed

8. Dropbox to Google Shared Drives Migration FAQ

1. What is the maximum size of data CloudFuze can transfer?

You can transfer an unlimited size of data and an unlimited number of users using the CloudFuze data migration tool. It has helped many companies to transfer several TBs and PBs of data without a problem.

2. How much does the tool cost to move Dropbox data to Google Shared Drive?

The pricing depends on the number of users and the size of the data you are planning to copy Dropbox to Google Shared Drives. 

3. How secure is the CloudFuze platform?

CloudFuze takes security measures to protect the users’ data. The platform is trusted by many of the biggest enterprises in the world and government agencies in the USA.

4. Does CloudFuze support Dropbox to Google Drive migration?

Yes, in addition to Dropbox to Google Shared Drives, CloudFuze also supports Dropbox to Google Drive migration.

5. How do I get started?

Contact migration experts, get a customized quote based on your migration needs, and start your Dropbox to Google Shared Drive migration journey today.

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