5 Steps To Avoid Downtime During Dropbox to OneDrive Transfer

Dropbox to OneDrive Transfer

Mitigating the risk of downtime plays a critical role in ensuring the complete success of your company’s Dropbox to OneDrive transfer project. But since downtime risk management is multifaceted, it is important not to miss out on any critical task and avoid going wrong on it.

This brief guide lists five crucial steps that can help businesses of all sizes ensure proper downtime risk management on a fundamental level.

1. Pre-provision Microsoft 365 User Accounts

One of the fundamental steps to lowering the risk of Dropbox to OneDrive migration downtime is to ensure proper pre-provisioning of all the user accounts created in Microsoft 365. Skipping this step entirely or partially raises the risk of migration downtime to a significant extent.

Take help from this official Microsoft guide to pre-provision the OneDrive accounts of all the users.

It is also crucial to ensure that the folder paths in OneDrive and the CSV mapping of each user account match accurately.

At CloudFuze, our managed migration team helps every company streamline the pre-migration phase and ensure nothing is missed to keep downtime risks at bay.

2. Ensure Proper Configuration of the Migration Tool with the Cloud APIs

Since API usage is the most secure way to transfer data between clouds, it is a must to ensure that the migration tool is configured with Dropbox and OneDrive APIs properly.

Also, your IT team must ensure proper storage of access tokens to protect them from leaks, which can disrupt the Dropbox to OneDrive for Business migration.

CloudFuze ensures encrypted storage of access tokens as part of maintaining a high level of security during the migration.

3. Use High-performance Servers

The performance of the servers used for the migration project has a direct impact on the downtime risks. Poor performance of the servers will significantly increase the risk of migration downtime, which, in turn, can affect the entire migration timeline.

Therefore, it is crucial to use properly set-up migration servers that have the right hardware configuration. Also, your IT team must ensure that the servers are properly prepared for the migration project.

Our managed migration team performs thorough sanity testing before starting any migration project, small or large. This step helps ensure that the servers do not have any vulnerabilities which can lead to migration issues.

4. Perform a Test Migration

An industry-standard best practice to follow is to perform a test migration before starting the actual migration project. Prepare the test migration in a way that it simulates the actual migration scenario. Taking this step will help identify the unforeseen challenges that can lead to downtime during the actual data transfer process.

With CloudFuze, you can set up a customized trial and POC migration to get complete clarity on what the migration process looks like. Our managed migration team will also work with your company to use the test migration phase as an opportunity to streamline the plan and mitigate the risk of downtime.

You can test the CloudFuze migration webapp here.

5. Mitigate the Risk of API Throttling

API throttling is one of the core factors that can lead to migration downtime. And the risk of throttling Dropbox and OneDrive APIs becomes higher if your company has a lot of users and data size to migrate.

One of the best ways to lower the risk of API throttling (at both Dropbox and OneDrive) is to segregate the total number of users into several batches. Divide the entire users and data into smaller chunks and migrate them rather than transferring the whole repository at one go.

CloudFuze has a built-in feature to sense the point at which the APIs are likely to throttle and temporarily slow down the migration speed. This approach prevents the APIs from going into overdrive and throttle.

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