Box to Google Drive Migration Guide for IT Admins

This article discusses Box to Google Drive migration in detail. If you are an IT admin currently researching a Box to Google Drive migration tool, this guide will help you choose one and answer all your questions related to migration. To migrate Box to Google Drive, you need a tool like CloudFuze that speeds up and automates the migration. Manual migrations take forever and waste valuable time of IT teams.

Migrate box to Google Drive

As you already know, it will take a lot of time to transfer files from Box to Google Drive manually. CloudFuze’s migration engine automates and speeds up your company’s Box to Google Drive migration project and saves a lot of time and money.

What you are about to read are some simple steps to move Box files to Google Drive (Workspace/G Suite). You can create a free trial account to test the platform.

Alternatively, you may contact our business migration team for a demo, custom trial, or quote.

Please note that this article is only helpful for IT admins planning to transfer data from Box to Google Drive. If you would like to migrate from a consumer Box account consumer Google Drive, check this article.

Migration Prerequisites

  • A functional Box business account
  • A functional G Suite account
  • Box admin login credentials
  • G Suite admin login credentials
  • At least 1 user and some data to transfer
  1. Create a Cloudfuze Account and Login

    Visit and create an account with your business email. As a business user, you can migrate up 3 users and a total of 6 GB of data during the trial period. If you have more files to copy from Box to Google Drive, we recommend reaching out to our migration team for a custom enterprise trial.
    Cloudfuze Login

  2. Add Your Box Account to CloudFuze

    Locate the Box logo under the list of business clouds and click on it. Since it is a business migration, don’t attempt to add clouds listed under the personal category.

    The cloud addition process allows CloudFuze to have access to your Box data. The app needs that access to copy files from Box to Google Drive.

    Note that CloudFuze uses OAuth protocol to request access to your cloud accounts. The app neither stores your password information nor the data. Read more about CloudFuze security.

    Box Account

  3. Now, Add and Authorize the G Suite Account

    Follow the same cloud addition procedure as described above and add your G Suite. To successfully add G Suite to CloudFuze, you first need to install the CloudFuze app from the G Suite marketplace. Simply follow the on-screen instructions and you will be able to do that without a problem.
    G Suite Account

  4. Verify Whether Clouds Were Added Successfully

    Head to the Clouds section of the webapp by clicking on the cloud logo in the left navigation menu. You should be able to see both Box and G Suite accounts under the Manage Clouds tab.

    Adding of Clouds

  5. Configure the Migration

    Once the clouds are added and ready, click on the Team Migration icon in the menu items on the left. Now, Select Box as the source and G Suite as destination/target. Double-check your selection here to ensure that you don’t end up moving files from destination (Google Drive/G Suite) to source (Box).

    Configure the Box to Google Drive Migration

  6. Choose Mapping Options

    CloudFuze has a powerful mapping tool known as Auto-Map that matches Box and G Suite users based on the email alias. The app can match thousands of users instantly with just a click. In cases where Auto-Map can’t be used, the manual or CSV method comes into the picture.

    At this point, you can choose all the users or even a few users based on your migration need. In this demo, we migrated the entire data along with file sharing permissions of a user named Chris.
    Mapping Options

  7. Choose Migration Options

    • Job Name: Enter a name for this migration job or leave the default
    • Job Type: Choose One Time if it is a first-time migration and delta for migrating incremental changes
    • Destination Path: Leave the default / to migrate content from root or enter folder path if you would like to transfer a specific folder
    • Additional Notification: By default, you will receive the migration-related notifications and alerts on your email. Add an additional email address if you would like to send the migration status to multiple people
    • Migrate Shared Content: Select this if you wish to migrate Box shared content.
    • Replace Special Characters With : CloudFuze replaces a special character in Box file path with either an underscore or a hyphen to make it compatible with Google Drive. Choose your preferred character

    Click on the Next button once you select the migration options

    Migration Options

  8. Preview the Migration

    Check if everything is intact and click on the Start Migration button. This step will initiate the actual Box to Google Drive migration.
    Preview the Box to Google Drive Migration

  9. Check the Migration Status

    Depending upon the size of the data and the number of users you are planning to migrate, the migration may take a few minutes to a few days. Unless you are migrating several TBs of data, Box to Google Drive migration should be completed well within a day or two.
    Migration Status

  10. Download the Migration Report

    Click on the Download button seen in the migration status row to access the migration report that contains the information of all the files and folders moved. You or your team can use it to audit the transferred content.
    Box and Google Drive post migration

Box to Google Drive Migration FAQ

1. How much does the Box to Google Drive migration cost? 

Pricing depends on the total size of the data and the number of users your organization wants to migrate. CloudFuze offers migration on general servers, dedicated servers, and even can deploy it in a customer’s cloud. The choice of server also plays a role in the pricing. We offer one-off licenses for business migrations. If the migration needs are recurring, then you may choose our annual licensing option.  

2. Can CloudFuze migrate content from Box to Google Shared Drives (formerly Team Drives?) 

In addition to Box to Google Drive, CloudFuze supports Box to Google Shared Drive migrationCloudFuze offers a complete Box to Google Drive file transfer solution for companies of all sizes.  

3. Will CloudFuze migrate permissions? 

Permission migration is our platform’s major capabilityThe app can copy Box to Google Drive while ensuring folder structure and sharing permissions are retained. Read more about how CloudFuze migrates Box to Google Drive permissions. 

4. What are migration timelines? 

CloudFuze successfully migrated enterprises with several terabytes of data within a month or two. The speed of migration depends upon the size of the data you are planning to migrate. Reach out to our business migration team for accurate timelines.  

5. Is our company’s data safe? 

As said earlier, CloudFuze neither stores your passwords nor the data. Your business data is complete safe. If you do not wish to wish to use CloudFuze as a SaaS product, you can have it installed on your own cloud or server.  

6. Does CloudFuze support Box to Google Drive sync? 

Yes. With CloudFuze, you can sync Box to Google DriveIf you plan to backup Box to Google Drive as a cloud-to-cloud sync solution, contact our migration team with your current Box data size and sync needs. Please note that sync is currently not available as a part of free trial.  

7. How CloudFuze handles Box to Google Drive permissions and access levels? 

Box has as many as 7 different types of permissions and access levels. Google Drive, on the other hand, has only 3. CloudFuze converts the 7 types of permissions into 3 based on relevancyLearn more about how permissions are migrated from Box to Google Drive.  

8. What happens to Box Notes during migration? 

Notes is a feature native to Box. While migrating files from Box to Google DriveCloudFuze converts Notes into doc files 

9. Does CloudFuze migrates Shared Links? 

Yes, CloudFuze can migrate Box Shared Links to Google Drive 

10. What is the upper limit for users or data? 

CloudFuze can migrate unlimited number of users and transfer unlimited data from Box to Google Drive. The data restrictions and cap that you see in the pricing page is only for non-business migrations 

Contact our box to google drive migration team today for a demo or quote.