Google has been attracting users from other cloud services including Dropbox. If you are among the companies that are planning to migrate from Dropbox to Google WorkSpace, continue reading to see how CloudFuze helps speed up and automate the migration.

1. Introduction

For organizations of all sizes, cloud storage services are becoming increasingly popular. As all the data is stored online, business owners and employees can access it anytime and from any location just by having a good internet connection. According to Fortune Business Insights, “The cloud storage market is projected to grow from $76.43 billion in 2021 to $390.33 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 26.2% during the forecast period”.

Dropbox to Google Workspace Cloud Storage Market Size

Source: Fortune Business Insights

When it comes to cloud storage services, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box have always been at the top of the list. Though the platforms have capabilities that make file management and organization effective, they differ from each other. Among all other cloud storage, Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) has become one of the leading cloud office suites globally, competing heavily with Dropbox, Box, etc. Since its inception, Google has added many features to make the collaboration suite exciting. Google has been attracting users from other cloud services, including Dropbox.

Dropbox to Google Workspace Cloud Storage Market Size

Source: TrustRadius

If you are among the companies planning to migrate from Dropbox to Google WorkSpace, in that case, you’ll need a solution to move all your files as quickly and as easily as possible and continue reading to see how CloudFuze helps to speed up and automate the migration.

2. Dropbox to Google Workspace Migration for It Admins

The major challenge in moving from Dropbox to Google Workspace for an IT Admin/Manager is migrating all the files preserving version history, comments, timestamps, and permissions.

IT Admins can migrate their business data from Dropbox to Google Workspace in a simple way without having any tensions in losing their business files, folders, permissions, versions, comments, etc., with CloudFuze behind your back. Using CloudFuze is an easy, fast, and cost-effective solution to migrate your users and data from Dropbox to Google Drive Workspace.

To help you, we’ve prepared this guide on defining, planning, and managing the migration process. We strongly suggest you read this guide completely to understand the migration prerequisites and process thoroughly.

3. The Importance of a Dropbox to Google Workspace Migration Tool

Although manual data migration is a simple one-time solution for small sets of files, you should use a cloud-to-cloud migration management service if you wish to transfer files between multiple users along with the version history, comments, timestamps, and permissions of each file.

Keeping data secure and accurate is of utmost importance for any migration project. The time-consuming process of transferring data from one cloud to another is made easier using a data migration tool. Using a data migration tool will save your company time, labor, and costly failures.

Data migration tools aren’t all built the same way. A third-party migration tool like CloudFuze does everything without having any access to view or store your data.

CloudFuze understands the client migration requirements firstly, analyzes the complexities involved in the data structure that needs to be migrated and takes action accordingly. You will have the option to transfer files of specific employees, move data to a different email account in the destination, select root folder or specific folder, etc. Moreover, if the client needs any customization in migrating the data, our expert engineering team will always be ready to do it.

4. How Does Cloudfuze Migrate Data Dropbox to Google Workspace

Before initiating migration, CloudFuze evaluates:

  • The number of users to be migrated
  • The number of folders to be migrated
  • The number of files to be migrated
  • Size of the data to be migrated
  • Understand the data structure to be migrated

On analyzing all the details, CloudFuze gives quotation with pricing and clear timelines to the client for a particular migration project, as the migration pricing and time depends on the total size of the data. You can know the total number of existing users and data size from your Dropbox admin account, as demonstrated in the video below.

All the other essential information related to the files, such as permissions, versions, timestamps, and many more, are migrated. Besides, CloudFuze also supports Delta migration, where the modified files are migrated since the last migration that was executed.

CloudFuze is a Google Technology Partner and has years of experience migrating data to Google Workspace from any cloud storage such as Dropbox, Box, Egnyte, etc. Our team of experts is always available to clear your Dropbox to Google Workspace migration queries. Contact our migration professionals having expertise in cloud storage platforms. They will get in touch with you and guide you based on your migration preferences.

5. Cloudfuze Dropbox to Google Workspace Migration Platform Highlights

There are many third-party services available in the market to opt for your business Dropbox to Google Workspace cloud storage migration. But each third-party tool differs from the other in the features they offer. Let us look at the key features of CloudFuze’s DropBox to Google Workspace migration tool.

  • One-time & delta (incremental) migration
  • Versions & selective versions migration
  • Sub-folder permissions migration
  • Root file and folder permissions migration
  • External shares migration
  • Shared links migration
  • Timestamps migration
  • Suppressing email notifications
  • comparison Delta
  • Custom feature development based on your need

6. How to Migrate from Dropbox to Google Workspace

The below are the steps to migrate Dropbox  to Google Workspace easily

Step 1: Log in to CloudFuze

Go to webapp.cloudfuze.com and enter your login credentials. If you don’t have any account already, you can create one using your email, Google account, or Office 365 account.

Login Webapp Credentials

Step 2: Add Your Dropbox Account 

Once logged into CloudFuze, click on the Dropbox logo that you can find under the business clouds section. Since it is a business migration, you must choose the Dropbox logo under the business clouds list only.

Locate Dropbox icon

Step 3: Authorize Your Dropbox Account

Enter the login credentials of your Dropbox account in the popup and click on the Sign-in button.

Authorize Dropbox account

Step 4: Now, Add Google Workspace (GSuite)

Click on the Workspace logo listed in the business clouds section.

Locate GSuite icon

Step 5: Authorize Your Google Account

Enter your Google account login credentials and click on the Next button to authorize it.

Gsuite Credntials add cloud

Step 6: Grant Access to CloudFuze

In order to start the migration, you must provide access to your company’s Google account. Click on the Allow button to authorize CloudFuze.

Authorize Gsuite

Step 7:  Clouds Have Been Added

Once both clouds are added, click on the Clouds icon and go to the Manage Clouds tab. You should be able to find both clouds here.

Added clouds for Dropbox to Google WorkSpace

Step 8: Click on Team Migration

Once the clouds are added, click on the Team Migrations icon on the left.

Team Migration for Dropbox to Google Workspace

Step 9: Select Source and Destination Accounts

You must choose Dropbox as your source account and Workspace as the destination.

Select Source and Destiantion for Dropbox to Google Workspace

Step 10: Click on Auto Mapping

Cloudfuze has a powerful mapping tool known as Auto-Map that matches Box and G Suite users based on the email alias. The app can match thousands of users instantly with just a click. In cases where Auto-Map can’t be used, the manual or CSV method comes into the picture.

AutoMapping from Dropbox to Google Wrokspace

Step 11: Select Users to Migrate

You can migrate all users, one user, or a few users based on your migration needs.

click user mirgate Dropbox to Google Workspace

Step 12: Preview the Migration 

Preview the migration and check whether everything is right.

Preview Migration for Dropbox to Google Workspace

Step 13: Configure the Migration

  • Job Name: Enter a name for this migration job or leave the default
  • Job Type: Choose One Time if it is a first-time migration and delta for migrating incremental changes
  • Destination Path: Leave the default / to migrate content from root or enter folder path if you would like to transfer a specific folder
  • Additional Notification: By default, you will receive migration-related notifications and alerts on your email. Add additional email address if you would like to send the migration status to multiple people
  • Migrate Shared Content: Select this if you wish to migrate shared content.
  • Replace Special Characters With Cloudfuze replaces a special character in the Dropbox file path with either an underscore or a hyphen to make it compatible with Google Workspace. Choose your preferred character

Click on the Next button once you select the migration options to start the migration.

Job Options for Dropbox to Google Workspace

Step 14: Migration Has Been Initiated

The In-Progress status indicates that the migration is progress.

InProgress for Dropbox to Google Workspace

Step 15:  Migration Has Been Completed

When the status turns into “Processed”, it means that the migration is completed.

Migration Completed for Dropbox to Google Workspace

7. Dropbox to Google Workspace FAQ

1. What Is the Maximum Data That Cloudfuze Can Migrate?

CloudFuze has helped many large enterprises migrate their Terabytes of data from one cloud storage to another and overcome complexities. If the data is large and can’t be migrated at once, we will split it into different stages based on the priority which person data to be migrated first. Thus, CloudFuze migration service is not limited to any data size, having most senior industry-leading experts who can deal with any cloud storage migration challenges.

2. How Long Does It Take To Transfer Files From Dropbox to Google Workspace?

CloudFuze estimates your total migration timeline based on the number of users and the amount of data to be migrated, as the migration speed depends on the data size. Please contact our migration team for accurate migration timelines.

3. Does Cloudfuze Support Dropbox to Google Shared Drive Migration?

Yes, CloudFuze also performs migration from Dropbox to Google Shared Drive along with Dropbox to Google Workspace, as per your needs.

4. What Is the Pricing of Dropbox to Google Workspace Migration?

We send customized quotes for each of our customers based on their users and data size. The pricing also varies based on the features you need, like Delta migration required or not, migrating versions, permissions, timestamps, comments, and other features.

5. How Secure Is Cloudfuze?

CloudFuze takes security measures during all stages of your data migration. We value our client organizational standards and employ OAuth protocol and RESTful API platform to authorize your credentials and transfer data securely. Learn more about CloudFuze security here.

CloudFuze not only migrates data from one cloud to another securely but also the tool simplifies migrating your data from on-premises and local servers to any cloud storage like Google Workspace, SharePoint, etc., based on your choice.