Migrating company data from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business involves transferring files/folders in fairly high volume, migrating all sharing permissions, maintaining timestamps, and updating incremental changes.
In short, migrating company data is sort of complex and, at times, can be challenging.
But with CloudFuze’s migration platform, companies worldwide of all sizes can have even their most sensitive data effortlessly migrated from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business.
2. Migrate Data From Google Drive to OneDrive for Business With CloudFuze
Before we talk about migrating to OneDrive for Business, let’s spend a minute to know more about CloudFuze and how it can help businesses and organizations worldwide with Google Drive to OneDrive migration.
If you don’t have the time to read the entire guide, directly contact our migration team and share your questions and migration needs.
3. What is CloudFuze?
CloudFuze is a cloud migration platform designed to migrate terabytes and petabytes of company data from source cloud to destination cloud which, in this case, is Google Drive to OneDrive for Business.
CloudFuze is designed with extensive focus on business migrations that include requirements such as non-disruptive migration, non-slowing high-volume data migration, incremental migration, and many more.
With a managed migration service, you can have your company’s data (regardless of size) migrated without you or your IT team having to do any work.
Leave the migration work to CloudFuze and continue with your company’s everyday operations. It’s that simple!
4. Why Use CloudFuze to Transfer Files From Google Drive to OneDrive for Business
Enterprise cloud data is a lot different from consumer data. Typical cloud data of a business consists not only files but also users. Therefore, along with files, a business needs to migrate users, folder structure, and even user/file permissions.
In order to successfully do this, a third-party cloud data migration platform like CloudFuze plays a crucial role.
CloudFuze helps your business or organization migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business while preserving all the important aspects of the data.
5. CloudFuze’s Solution to Google Drive to OneDrive Migration Challenges
Almost all companies face certain challenges when it comes to migrating bulk data from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business. Firstly, the sheer size of company data itself can pose a major challenge.
Secondly, the differences in the features/tools between Google Drive and OneDrive for Business can create complex technical challenges. But CloudFuze has your company covered with its automatic and manual provisions.
|Google Drive to OneDrive migration challenges ||CloudFuze’s solutions |
|Terabytes/petabytes of company data to migrate. ||CloudFuze can migrate terabytes and petabytes of company data in batches to mitigate complexity. |
|Company data highly sensitive to be migrated in public/shared server. ||CloudFuze uses OAuth and REST API calls – two of the most secure protocols. It can also be deployed in client’s own cloud, VM, or data center. |
|Migrating Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc created in Google Drive. ||CloudFuze migrates all Google files as respective Microsoft files. |
|Unsupported characters and file/folder names in OneDrive for Business. ||CloudFuze automatically renames unsupported characters and file/folder names to comply with OneDrive’s restrictions. |
|Exceeding 400 characters file path length in OneDrive for Business. ||CloudFuze trims long file paths to 350 characters. |
|Migration throttling at source or destination cloud. ||CloudFuze’s re-try mechanism will resume migration after complying with the waiting period specified at source or destination cloud. |
|Certain files not migrated. ||CloudFuze’s auto-try mechanism will re-initiate migration for any file that has gone into conflict. |
|Updating incremental changes made at the source cloud during migration. ||CloudFuze offers delta migration as per client’s needs to sync the incremental changes. |
6. Steps to Transfer Data From Google Drive to OneDrive for Business With CloudFuze
Firstly, you need to create a CloudFuze account to access CloudFuze’s cloud file transfer web app. You may choose one of CloudFuze’s competitive price plans to get started.
Alternatively, you may sign up for the free trial to test the service. If you are planning to transfer a large set of data from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business, we recommend that you get in touch with us for a smooth and hassle-free assisted migration.
Now, let’s check how Google Drive to OneDrive for Business migration can be done with CloudFuze.
Step 1: Create a CloudFuze Account
Go to CloudFuze’s webapp and create an account. CloudFuze offers a free trial for users who wish to test and see how the app works.
Step 2: Add G Suite Account
CloudFuze needs your clouds to be added in order to facilitate migration between Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) and OneDrive for Business.
As a part of it, click on the Google Drive logo from the “Business Clouds” list.
Step 3: Enter Google Workspace Admin Login Credentials
Now, enter the Google Workspace admin login email ID and click on the “Next” button.
Step 4: Provide Account Access to CloudFuze
Click on the “Allow” button to complete the cloud addition process. Please keep in mind that CloudFuze can’t save your data or passwords as we use OAuth. Read more about CloudFuze’s security.
Step 5: Now, Add OneDrive for Business
Click on the OneDrive for Business logo that you see in the “Business Clouds” list. A pop-up will then open where you need to enter the OneDrive for Business account details.
Step 6: Authorize OneDrive for Business Account
Enter the Microsoft 365 admin login details and authorize the cloud.
Step 7: Provide Access to CloudFuze
Click on the “Allow” button to give CloudFuze the required access. CloudFuze requires the access in order to map users and data for migration.
Step 8: Verify Cloud Addition Process
Click on the “Clouds” icon in the web app’s navigation menu and then go the “Manage Clouds” tab. You should be able to see both Google Workspace and OneDrive for Business accounts added here.
Step 9: Start the Migration Process
Click on the “Teams Migration” icon in the menu. In the next few steps, you need to choose a few migration options.
Step 10: Choose Source and Destination Accounts
Choose Google Drive as the source and OneDrive for Business as the destination.
Step 11: Map the Users
CloudFuze has a built-in auto-mapping feature that automatically matches source and destination users based on their email aliases.
Select the users that you want to migrate and click on the “Next” button. Alternatively, you can use the CSV method for custom mapping and to import files from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business.
Step 12: Select Users
Now, select all the users that you want to migrate from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business. For the demo purpose, we chose only one user for data migration.
Step 13: Choose Migration Job Name and Others
In this page, you can select a few options such as naming the migration job, migration type, additional email notifications, etc. Configure all of them and click on the “Next” button.
Step 14: Initiate the Migration
Preview the migration choices and then click on the “Start Migration” button.
Step 15: File Transfer is in Progress
“In-Progress” status indicates that the file transfer process is currently going on. You can pause the migration or cancel it altogether if you want by clicking on the “Pause” or “Cancel” icons.
Step 16: Migration Has Been Completed
Once all the files are migrated, the status will be changed to “Completed” and “Processed.”
These steps will copy Google Drive folders to OneDrive for Business.
7. Google Drive to OneDrive for Business Migration FAQ
1. Since OneDrive does not support Google files, how will they be transferred?
CloudFuze transfers Google files as respective Microsoft files to OneDrive for Business. For example, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Docs will be transferred as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word documents.
2. How are comments transferred from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business?
CloudFuze transfers comments from the source cloud (Google Drive) to the destination cloud (OneDrive for Business) via CSV files.
3. Which file timestamp to migrate: created time or modified time?
Depending on your company’s requirement, you can choose the creation timestamp or modification timestamp when migrating with CloudFuze.
4. Is it better to move or copy files from Google Drive to OneDrive for Business?
There are several benefits to copying files than moving them. With a copy-and-paste action, your company can resume the everyday operations within the source cloud. Also, copying files helps you cross-check partial or entire data after the migration is finished.
5. What to do if the transfer rate throttles during the migration?
The larger the data size, the higher the odds of transfer rate throttling. In most cases, it’s the cloud service provider that throttles the transfer rate due to high volume data transfer.
Therefore, it’s important to abide by the waiting time that the cloud service provider sets. CloudFuze’s re-try mechanism will reinitiate the migration after the waiting time is over.
6. Which permission to migrate to OneDrive: Root folder or sub folder permissions?
With CloudFuze, you can migrate root folder as well as sub folder permissions to OneDrive for Business. This essentially means that root folder files as well as sub folder files’ permissions will be migrated.
7. What is the safest way to migrate Google Drive to OneDrive for Business?
CloudFuze, by default, offers a highly safe Google Drive to OneDrive migration. It uses REST API calls and therefore doesn’t have access to the actual data of your company. Also, by using the OAuth protocol, CloudFuze does not have access to your company’s user account credentials.
With CloudFuze, you also have the option to download the migration platform as a standalone program and run it in your company’s data center.
8. Will working at the source cloud during the migration not have any negative effect?
No. CloudFuze performs the entire data migration in the background to make it simple and hassle-free for your company to work on the source cloud while the migration is in progress. No data will be affected when working at the source cloud during CloudFuze’s migration.
9. What are some of the gotchas to factor in before starting the migration?
The most important factor to consider is to do as much proactive work as you can prior to starting the migration. This is because getting everything right and initiating the migration will ensure a hassle-free project completion rather than identifying loopholes during the migration and doing reactive work.
10. How to prepare company employees to work in the new cloud suite?
Prior to completely switching to OneDrive for Business and Microsoft 365 for Business collectively, it’s best to provide company employees with a basic level of training. Also, it’s important that all the employees log into their new Microsoft 365 accounts in order to activate their account.