Dropbox to SharePoint Online Migration Guide

Migrating from Dropbox to SharePoint Online can be a challenging task for IT teams, especially when they are trying to migrate data manually. A Dropbox to SharePoint Online migration tool like CloudFuze can help speed up and automate file transfer. Here in this guide, we describe each and every step for a successful migration.

Adding Dropbox

How to find Dropbox Admin account

A Dropbox admin has complete control over an organization’s data. Dropbox admin credentials are required to initiate the migration. Follow these steps if you don’t know how to find out the admin of a Dropbox account.

Step 1: Sign in to your Dropbox account 

Step 2: Click on the Admin console on the left side of the page and it will redirect to members Pane. 

 

Step 3: Click on the Members link where you can find the list of all users.

Scroll through the list until you find out an account with Dropbox admin privileges. 

Authorizing Box Business from CloudFuze

Step 1: Find the Dropbox icon under the Business Clouds list and click on it.

Step2: Keep your Dropbox admin login credentials ready.

 

Enter your DropBox admin login credentials in the popup and click on the “Sign In” button. 

Step 3: Find the Added Dropbox account  in the “Manage Clouds” tab

Adding SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online is a popular and powerful cloud-based service that helps a business manage its enterprise data effectively. It offers all the features of SharePoint right on a web browser.

How to Find SharePoint Online Admin Account

Step 1: Sign in to your SharePoint Admin Portal.

Select Active users. Once done, you can see the list of the users where you can add a user, delete, or even reset the password of a user.

Step 2: Select the Admin from Office 365 Admin Portal.

Remember, Office 365 global admin is the admin of SharePoint Online as well and those global admin privileges are required to add and authorize SharePoint Online.

By selecting a user, a pop-up will be displayed where you can see the role of the user, so the role must be a Global Admin.

Authorizing SharePoint Online from CloudFuze

Step 1: Identify the SharePoint Online Icon and click on it

Step 2: Enter Your SharePoint Online Sign-in Credentials

 

Enter your login credentials of your SharePoint Online on the pop-up window. 

Step 3: Click on Manage Clouds

How to migrate from DropBox-SPO

Click on Team Migration Tab from the left-hand pane.

Select Dropbox as source and SharePoint as your destination, click on the Next Button.

Once you click on the Next button, you will enter into the Mapping page which is the second step to initiate migration.

To migrate the content from the Box-SPO you need to map the source user and destination using the CSV file. There are three steps involved in this process.

  1. Mapping of users in CSV file
  2. Upload CSV file
  3. CSV file validation & Download CSV validation report

The following examples will explain the regular scenarios of how to migrate content from Box to SharePoint with the steps.

How to migrate content to SharePoint public site

Example:-

In this example, Lewis content from the source will be migrated to the Lewis SharePoint Public site.

Step 1: In the source Cloud Id column, enter the source user email id.

Step 2: In the source, the path column mentions the folder name starting with the forward slash.

Step 3: In the Destination Cloud Id column, enter the destination email id.

Step 4: In the Destination, the path enters the /Sitename/Documents (Note:-D in the documents should be upper case).

Step 5: Save the CSV file before uploading it to make sure that all the entries are intact.

How to Upload CSV Files to CloudFuze for Migration

Here are the steps you need to follow to upload CSV files for mapping users and migrating data.

Step 1: Click on CSV File Icon

On clicking upload CSV icon, a pop-up will be displayed. Browse the file from your saved location and select the file

Step 2: Validation process

Once the file is uploaded, the validation process will start. The time it takes for validation depends on the number of mappings that are present in the CSV file.

After validation is completed, the report will be automatically saved to your computer.

Step :3 Download file

In the future, if you want to check the CSV validation report, click on the download option.

How to migrate content to SharePoint Private site

Example:-

Lewis content from the source will be migrated to the Lewis SharePoint Private site.

Step 1: To migrate to any private site, the global admin of the SharePoint should be a member of that site.

Step 2: The global admin should be the one that is used to authenticate the SharePoint cloud in the CloudFuze account.

Step 3: In the source Cloud Id column, enter the source user email id.

Step 4: In the source, the Path column mentions the folder name starting with the forward slash.

Step 5: In the destination, the Cloud Id column enters the destination email id.

Step 6: In the destination path, enter the /Sitename/Documents (Note:-D in the documents should be upper case)

How to migrate multiple Dropbox users’ folders to one Admin site in SharePoint

Step 1: In the source, Cloud Id column enter the source user email id(ex:-lewis@cloudfuze.co)

Step 2: In the Source Path Column, mention the folder name starting with the forward slash.

Step 3: In the Destination Cloud Id, the column enters the destination email id (ex-steven@cloudfuze.co).

Step 4: In the destination path, enter the /Sitename/Documents (Note:-D in the documents should be upper case)

Step 5: Create another mapping with a different user in the source Cloud Id and the folder name of that user in Source Path.

Step 6: Destination Cloud Id and Destination path remain the same as you are migrating from multiple users of Box folders to One SharePoint site of admin.