What Features To Check in a Box To Google Drive Migration Tool?

Moving data from one platform to another can be complex and time-consuming. However, with the help of migration tools, the process can be simplified and streamlined. But not all tools are created equal, and choosing the wrong one can result in a stressful and inefficient migration process.

If your company is considering migrating Box files to Google Drive, it is important to choose the right migration tool for the job.

In this post, we will discuss the essential features to look for in a Box to Google Drive migration tool. By understanding these key features, you can make an informed decision and select a tool that meets your unique needs.

Large Data Volume

When choosing a Box to Google Drive migration tool, make sure that it can handle large data volumes. The tool should be able to scale up or down based on your specific requirements. This is especially important if you have a high volume of data to migrate, as you may need to adjust the tool’s performance to optimize transfer speeds.

While migrating huge data volumes, the company’s internal IT team must ensure that the Box to Google Drive migration tool must be able to handle server allocation, bandwidth management, and API throttling risk management for a smooth data transfer.

File Features

When your business plans to move Box data to Google Drive, it is not simply a direct data dump, but it also involves the migration of the associated file features.

The Box to Google Drive migration tool you plan to choose must be capable of migrating file features like version history, timestamp, comments, etc.

These capabilities of the migration tool ensures 100% replication of data from the source cloud to the destination cloud.


The Box to Google Drive migration tool must be able to automatically convert the file/folder permissions in Box to corresponding permissions in Google Drive.

Check out the various permission levels in Box and their corresponding values in Google Drive.

Box Google Drive
Co-owner Editor
Editor Editor
Viewer Viewer
Previewer Uploader Viewer
Previewer Viewer
Uploader Viewer
Viewer Uploader Editor
Owner Owner

Complex Folder Hierarchy

Google Drive folders are designed to support up to 20 levels of nested folders. However, if your Box account contains folders with more than 20 levels of nesting, migrating to Google Drive can result in data loss, as these folders will not be migrated.

So, if you have a Box account with nested folders that go beyond the 20th level, be sure to choose a migration tool that can overcome this limitation, such as CloudFuze.

When using the CloudFuze X-Change data migration tool, a link is created with a “Long File Name” in the 20th folder, which can be used to access the 21st nested folder and beyond. This ensures that all of your nested folders are successfully migrated to Google Drive without any loss of data.

Delta or Incremental Migration

For business migration projects that involve moving a significant number of users and a vast amount of data, delta migration is crucial. When your company plans to transfer Box data to Google Drive, ensure that the data migration tool is capable of performing a delta or incremental migration.

By doing so, you can be confident that all the incremental changes accumulated in the source cloud will be accurately transferred to the destination cloud, ensuring a seamless and successful migration process.

Box Notes Migration

With Box as the current cloud storage, your company’s teams will likely have a significant number of working Box Notes files shared with team members. However, migrating Box Notes to Google Drive can be challenging since Box Notes do not technically exist in Google Drive.

So for a seamless Box to Google Drive data transfer, the key is to choose a migration tool that helps solve this issue.

CloudFuze is an advanced data migration tool that can successfully migrate Box Notes to Google Drive by converting Box Notes (.boxnote) to Word documents in Google Drive.

Links Migration

The success of business collaboration and productivity largely depends on the accessibility of links that provide quick access to files and folders. However, during the migration of files and folders from one cloud platform to another, such as migrating from Box to Google Drive, links between files may break due to changes in file addresses. To avoid disruptions to the workflow, businesses must prioritize preserving link accessibility by using the right migration tools and having a robust migration strategy.

CloudFuze is a leading Box to Google Drive migration tool that offers an effective solution – LinkEx that migrates links unaltered from the source to the destination cloud during data migration, ensuring zero broken links. Additionally, for businesses that have already faced the issue of broken links with another migration service provider, LinkEx acts as a remediation tool to identify and repair only the broken links without the need to re-migrate entire files and folders.

CloudFuze meets all the essential criteria required for a seamless Box to Google Drive data transfer.

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