Dropbox administrators are key decision-makers of any company to transfer Dropbox to G Suite. They must inquire about the migration solution that will copy Dropbox to G Suite and meet various compliance requirements, safeguard sensitive data from breaches, restrict confidential information sharing, etc.
Dropbox to G Suite migration for businesses is simple, fast, and accurate with the CloudFuze migration tool. But how to transfer files from Dropbox to G Suite using CloudFuze platform?
2. Dropbox to G Suite Business Migration Challenges
Below are the challenges that any typical IT admin face to transfer Dropbox to G Suite:
- Can’t migrate the 21st nested folder as Google Drive supports only up to 20 levels of nested folders
- Migrating permissions, versions, comments, timestamps, and passwords of all files
- Migrating Terabytes of data with zero downtime and zero data loss
Moreover, Dropbox to G Suite file transfer may appear complex, uncertain, and potentially risky, leaving IT Admins and Managers to worry whether the migration effort is worthwhile or stick with existing cloud storage. This is because of limited understanding and expertise in cloud data migrations.
Partnering with CloudFuze, a Google migration partner, can help you conquer the challenges associated with Dropbox to G Suite file transfer.
3. How CloudFuze Solves Dropbox to G Suite Migration Challenges?
CloudFuze migrate Dropbox files to G Suite without missing single permission, version, comment, timestamp, and password (used to protect files) with zero downtime and no data loss regardless of the data size. Besides, it also migrates nested folders beyond the 20th level through a link named Long File Name in the 20th folder.
Furthermore, when it comes to copy files from Dropbox to G Suite, we can work with you to overcome all the challenges you may encounter in Dropbox to G Suite migration. CloudFuze, with its services, solutions, and years of experience in managing migrations from one cloud storage to another for thousands of organizations ranging from small to large scale, helps you move terabytes of data without a hitch from Dropbox account to G Suite.
CloudFuze is a partner of both Dropbox and Google and has an extensive understanding of both the cloud storage platforms and can solve any complexities quickly for you to migrate Dropbox files to G Suite.
Contact us today for more details about how to move a file from Dropbox to G Suite. Our experts are just a step away to assist you with your planning to move files from Dropbox to G Suite!
4. Why Use a Tool for Dropbox to G Suite Migration??
Though Dropbox and G suite helps to create, work, and share files, they differ in many aspects such as files organization/storage, files format it supports, and many more.
Figure 1: Dropbox Storage vs. Google Drive Storage
So, to migrate all Dropbox files of different formats such as Word, Google Doc, Excel, Google Sheets, PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Dropbox Paper along with permissions, versions, comments, timestamps, passwords, shared links, and embedded links, and organize them in Google Drive accordingly you should consider a third-party tool which can’t be done through manual migration.
Figure 2: Dropbox files permissions, comments, and timestamps
5. CloudFuze vs Competitor Migration Tools
You should first check whether the migration tool you have chosen supports all the migration features before you can effectively select a suitable service. This is the quickest way to choose the right migration service based on your prerequisites.
Below are the features you should look at while choosing Dropbox for business to G Suite migration service provider.
|Migration Features ||CloudFuze ||Competitors |
|One-time migration ||Yes ||Yes |
|Delta Migration ||Yes ||Yes |
|Root folder permissions ||Yes ||Yes |
|Sub folder permissions ||Yes ||Yes |
|Root file permissions ||Yes ||Yes |
|Versions ||Yes ||Yes |
|Selective Versions ||Yes ||Yes |
|Timestamps ||Yes ||Yes |
|Timestamps ||Yes ||Yes |
|External Links ||Yes ||Yes |
|External Links ||Yes ||Yes |
|Shared Links ||Yes ||Yes |
|Comments ||Yes ||Yes |
|Long Folder Path ||Yes ||Yes |
|Special Character ||Yes ||Yes |
|Replacement ||Yes ||Yes |
|Replacement ||Yes ||Yes |
|Embedded Links ||Yes ||Yes |
|Suppressing Email ||Yes ||Yes |
|Notifications ||Yes ||Yes |
|Comparison Delta ||Yes ||Yes |
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6. How to Migrate from Dropbox to G suite
To give you an idea, below are the 16 simple steps to transfer files from Dropbox to G Suite or G Suite to Dropbox.
1. Log in to CloudFuze
Go to webapp.cloudfuze.com and create an account. CloudFuze provides a free trial account for users who wish to test the platform.
CloudFuze also provides a product tour or customized enterprise trial for IT admins with large data migration needs.
Please contact our migration team today for a demo or quote.
2. Add Dropbox for Business Account
Locate the Dropbox logo seen in the business clouds list. Since it is a business migration, avoid adding Dropbox from the list of personal clouds.
Clouds in the personal section don’t support multi-user data migration.
3. Authorize the Dropbox Account
Enter your company’s Dropbox admin login credentials and click on the Sign-in button. This will complete the Dropbox cloud-adding process.
4. Add G Suite
Find the G Suite logo in the list of business clouds. Click on it and enter the G Suite admin login credentials.
5. Add CloudFuze from G Suite Marketplace
CloudFuze requires you to add its app in the G Suite marketplace to facilitate migration. Click on the Proceed button.
6. Enter G Suite Login Details
Now enter your company’s G Suite admin login details and click on the Next button.
7. Provide Access
Click on the Allow button to complete the G Suite cloud addition process.
8. Check Whether Clouds Added Successfully
Go to the Clouds section in the web app and click on the Manage Clouds tab. You should be able to see both Dropbox and G Suite added there. If you find one of the two clouds missing, repeat the cloud addition procedure with the steps given above.
9. Start the Dropbox to G Suite Migration
Click on the Team Migration icon. This will not start the actual file migration process. You need to configure a few more options to start the migration.
10. Select Source and Destination Cloud Accounts
Choose Dropbox for Business as the source cloud and G Suite as the destination cloud.
11. Map Users for Migration
CloudFuze has an Auto-map feature that maps all the users in source and destination based on the email aliases.
You can delete the users from the Auto-map list by clicking on the small delete icon.
12. Another Mapping Method
In addition to that, CloudFuze also supports manual migration via a CSV file. Upload a CSV file with the list of users to CloudFuze. The app then fetches the user information to copy files from Dropbox to G Suite.
13. Select Dropbox to G Suite Migration Options
You can select a few options on this page, such as naming the migration, providing additional emails for notifications, etc. Most of these settings can be left to default.
14. Preview and Initiate the Migration
Preview your migration job once and click on the “Start Migration” button. This will migrate data from Dropbox to G Suite.
15. Migration Is in Progress
During transferring files from Dropbox business to G Suite, CloudFuze displays the status as In-Progress.
16. Dropbox to G Suite Migration Has Been Completed
When all files are migrated, the status will be changed to “Processed.”
If you would like to migrate content from Dropbox to G Suite, please contact our business migration team for a quote or demo
7. Dropbox to G Suite Migration FAQs
1. How CloudFuze handles nested folder migration in Google Drive?
A folder in Google Drive can support up to 20 levels of nested folders. But based on our customers’ request to migrate beyond the 20th level, we have built a “Long File Name” feature. CloudFuze tool migrate Dropbox files to G Suite from the 21st nested folder by creating a link in the 20th folder, which redirects to the 21st folder.
2. Are the apps integrated into Dropbox are migrated to G Suite?
No tool supports app integrations migration from one cloud to another because the apps downloaded in a cloud will be specific and can’t be migrated to any other cloud account. Similarly, any app downloaded from Dropbox app center can’t be migrated to G Suite.
3. In which format are the files are migrated to G Suite?
CloudFuze migrates all the files such as Word, Google Doc, Excel, Google Sheets, PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Dropbox Paper along with permissions, versions, comments, timestamps, and passwords in a simple and secured way. Dropbox files can be accessed in the following format when you migrate data from Dropbox to G Suite.
|Dropbox ||Google Drive |
|.docx, .gdoc ||.docx |
|.xlsx, .gsheet ||.xlsx |
|.pptx, .gslides ||.pptx |
|. papert ||.gdoc |
4. Is there any data migration limit?
There is no data size limit from the CloudFuze end. CloudFuze can migrate terabytes of data on its servers without slowing down the migration process. But G Suite allows uploading only 750 GB of data each day for each user. When the migration data reaches the limit set by G Suite, it continues the next day, and the process goes on until the entire data is migrated.
5. Is it mandatory to provision your user’s Google accounts?
Yes, G Suite’s rule is that all the users should log in at least once to their Google Accounts to copy Dropbox to G Suite.
Before you move files from Dropbox to G Suite, CloudFuze checks in the database whether all the company users to be migrated are provisioned or not.