Pre-Migration Analysis to Switch to Google Drive From Dropbox
Before migrating data from Dropbox to Google Drive, an extensive pre-migration assessment must be implemented to rule out any uncertainties or potential risks. It also helps get better clarity on the requirements and to work in line with the migration goals.
This post offers clarity on how CloudFuze’s migration team helps businesses and their IT teams streamline pre-migration analysis to switch to Google Drive from Dropbox with complete preparation.
Getting the Requirements Right
The first step to a seamless data transfer is getting the requirements right for Dropbox to Google Drive migration. Our data migration team discusses the inputs from our clients, including their business goals, data volume, migration timelines, etc., to clearly understand the needs for a successful migration.
Framing a Strategy
Once the requirements are analyzed, CloudFuze works with businesses to frame a data migration strategy and plan. It helps to visualize the forthcoming steps and create a solid roadmap to achieve the migration goals.
Analyzing Dropbox Data
Understanding the source cloud data (Dropbox data) helps to identify the data structures, volume, and the underlying dependencies in them.
By this initial yet critical analysis, CloudFuze data migration experts deliver the optimum results to move from Dropbox to Google Drive. Also, businesses can plan the Scope Of Work (SOW) by understanding the source cloud data.
Assessing User Account Mapping
Performing a detailed assessment of user account mapping is a vital pre-migration step. This step ensures the same user accounts are mapped from the source to the target cloud.
It also identifies inactive or unused accounts that need to be filtered out. We can also map data from one user account in the source to another in the target cloud.
CloudFuze automatically maps user accounts to move all data files from Dropbox to Google Drive. In addition, it eliminates the hassle of complicated manual user mapping, saving the time and effort of the IT team.
Data Quality Check
Once the data types and volume are identified, verify the data quality before you migrate data from Dropbox to Google Drive.
CloudFuze helps identify duplicate records and data files with unsupported file names to ensure quicker and easier data migration.
Selecting the Desired File Features to be Migrated
It is essential to migrate the data files along with the associated file features for a complete and successful data transfer from Dropbox to Google Drive. But it is not possible to manually migrate these file attributes along with the data.
CloudFuze helps select the required file features as mentioned below:
- Root and inner file and folder permissions
- Shared links
- External shares
- File versions
- Embedded links
Performing a Test Run and Verify the Results
Before executing the actual data migration from Dropbox to Google Drive, it is advised to perform a pilot run or POC migration. Once the test run is completed, the results must be analyzed to find areas of improvement.
In a test run, choose a specific number of user accounts for a particular data volume and select the preferred file attributes to be migrated using the actual admin account. This step helps verify the outcome of the pilot migration.
CloudFuze allows enterprises and SMBs to perform a free and no-obligation pilot migration to see how successfully they can transfer data from Dropbox to Google Drive and meet their business goals.
Our data migration team also guides in finalizing the CSV user mappings, segregating data files into batches, and determining the delta migration occurrences.
Reach out to our cloud data migration experts to assist you in switching to Google Drive from Dropbox with a complete pre-migration analysis.
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