Move Files from Dropbox to SharePoint with File Versions

While considering cloud data migration, it is essential to plan file and folder features like embedded links, sharing permissions and especially, file versions. File versions help users to keep track of the progress and perform historical audits to determine what changes were made by whom and when.

In case these versions are not considered during the cloud office migration, users can face challenges. However, file versions cannot be migrated manually because of the complexity involved; thus, choosing a reliable third-party platform like CloudFuze becomes essential. This blog post explores the challenges and a step-by-step approach of file version migration from Dropbox to SharePoint. Read on!

What Are the Challenges in File Version Migration from Dropbox to SharePoint?

Migrating file versions is more complicated than migrating other features, specifically when migrating to SharePoint. Transferring the file version requires double the storage space in the Microsoft 365 environment. This is because every file version gets doubled in Microsoft 365.

For example: there is Version A of “File CloudFuze” which is 10 KB. After the migration, Microsoft retains two versions: File CloudFuze Version A (1) of 10KB and File CloudFuze Version A (2), summing up to 20 KB in total. Hence, you are required to maintain enough space in SharePoint to accommodate the duplicate versions in addition to the original versions.

How Do You Transfer File Versions from Dropbox to SharePoint?

We enable organizations to migrate selective or all file versions in addition to the other features like sharing permissions, timestamps, shared links, external shares, and embedded links. Below is the step-by-step approach of how you can transfer file versions from Dropbox to SharePoint.

After creating an account, add the source cloud – Dropbox, and allow the permissions for authentication.

  1. Add the destination cloud – SharePoint and authenticate the permissions.
  2. Map the user accounts either through automatic mapping or CSV mapping.
  3. Select the desired files/folders to migrate and choose the permissions.
  4. Afterwards, in the ‘Options’ section, you have the option to migrate all file versions or selective versions (You can pick either 5, 10, 15, or 20 versions).
  5. Once you have validated the preview, the data transfer process can be initiated.

At CloudFuze, we use our proven methodologies to streamline the migration of file versions from Dropbox to SharePoint. Contact our migration team to further explore our migration tool’s capabilities.

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