How to Transfer File Versions from Google Drive to OneDrive
Similar to many businesses, if your organization is planning to move cloud data with file versions, it is critical to have a proper strategy that includes cost-effective solutions to all the technical complexities involved.
Let us explore how you can maintain the desired file versions while you transfer from Google Drive to OneDrive.
Why Retain File Versions When You Transfer From Google Drive to OneDrive?
Having different file versions helps users trace back to historical data for reference. It can be helpful during scenarios such as disaster recovery or when you want to make corrections in the latest file. It also helps during data audits or to track the progress of work.
As such, adding file version retention to the overall scope of work is critical when planning to transfer data from Google Drive to OneDrive (or from any source to the destination cloud).
Challenges in Migrating File Versions to OneDrive
What are the challenges associated with moving file versions to Microsoft 365 (OneDrive and SharePoint Online)?
Let us assume there is one version of a particular file that is 10 KB. Moving the file version and its timestamps requires double the storage space in the Microsoft 365 environment, as each version will double in OneDrive. That is, it will be 20 KB in the OneDrive cloud.
Hence, you must ensure enough space in OneDrive to accommodate this extra space required for storing all the duplicated file versions.
How Do You Transfer From Google Drive to OneDrive With File Versions?
Since manual migration methods do not support efficient file version transfer, it is crucial to opt for a reliable third-party data migration service provider like CloudFuze.
CloudFuze enables your internal IT team to migrate selective or all file versions along with all the other file features, including permissions, external shares, etc.
Check out the steps involved in moving the file versions from the source to the destination cloud environment.
- Create a CloudFuze account.
- Add the source cloud – Google Drive, and authenticate it.
- Add the destination cloud – OneDrive, and authenticate it.
- Map the user accounts.
- Select the desired files/folders to migrate.
- Choose the permissions.
- After this step, in the ‘Options’ section, choose all or selective versions to migrate from the source to the destination. (You can pick either 5, 10, 15, or 20 versions)
Once you choose other file features and select the migration method, the data transfer process begins.
You can request a demo or a POC (Proof Of Concept) migration to better understand the steps for file version transfer. Trying it out with demo user accounts can help demonstrate how the tool works exactly and what to expect from it.
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