How to Measure the Success of Your Dropbox to Google Drive Migration

Your company might have been planning or migrated from Dropbox to Google Drive. However, how can you evaluate whether your migration was successful? And what does success mean to your company? Many businesses assume it has been successful once the Dropbox to Google Drive migration process is finished.
It might seem straightforward to say that migration is complete after migrating the last file, but it isn’t. At the start of any migration, you must establish goals for your organization and measure your success against those set targets.

Dropbox to Google Drive

1. Compare and Validate the Source and Destination Cloud Data

Comparing and validating the migrated data is the core metric to measure the success of any data migration project. There is always a chance that some data will be lost during data migration. So, to determine whether all the data has been successfully migrated, it is important to compare the Dropbox data of each user with Google Drive.

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2. Check the Incremental Changes in Migration

Besides, the incremental changes migrated should also be compared and validated in the same way as validating the one-time migration data. Before you start working on Google Drive, ensure your Google Drive account has all the files and folders moved into it with all the updated changes.

Once the one-time migration is successful, CloudFuze quickly initiates the delta migration that transfers all the incremental changes to Google Drive.

3. Check the Features Migration

Moving data from Dropbox to Google Drive is not simply transferring files and folders. The migration is successful if all the following features associated with Dropbox data are migrated to Google Drive.

  • Permissions
  • Version history
  • Comments
  • Shared links
  • External links
  • Embedded links

Therefore, check and ensure that all these features are migrated along with the data.

Using the CloudFuze migration platform, you can select the features you want to migrate from Dropbox to Google Drive.

4. Track Your Migration Cost

Many data migrations often fail or significantly exceed budgets. So, note that your migration cost might exceed the estimated budget for many reasons. Factors that influence the Dropbox to Google Drive migration cost include:

  • Number of users to be migrated
  • Total data size
  • Features migration
  • The migration service provider you choose
  • Support you require throughout the migration process
  • Custom migration requirements

Time, resources, and knowledge dedicated to the project will add to the cost, increasing it. Although you estimate the cost considering all these factors, some unexpected changes or custom requirements you want to make while the migration is in the process can overrun the budget.

Are you wondering how you can estimate the budget to transfer all files from Dropbox to Google Drive for your business? Our experts can help you with all the information you need to initiate the migration.

5. Calculate Your Project Completion Timeline

One of the biggest challenges in migrating from Dropbox to Google Drive is the ability to migrate the data within the defined timelines. The project timeline depends on the amount of data that needs to be migrated.
So, to ensure that your move from Dropbox to Google Drive is successful, you must have a timeline to track and determine if it was met or if there were any delays.

CloudFuze can help you to set realistic project timelines and move all Dropbox files and folders to Google Drive within the estimated timeline.

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