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Box to Amazon S3 transfers


Box is a great tool for secure collaboration, especially in the current working from home and remote office environment we have adopted. Although Box is cloud native and offers unlimited storage on their business plans, at times you may choose to backup to Amazon S3 or replicate data to S3 for other purposes, such as development, so how can you make sure your Box to Amazon S3 transfers go swiftly and smoothly?

Box to Amazon S3 with Movebot

Unfortunately, most tools out there only support object storage or enterprise collaboration suites, but not both. This is where Movebot can assist as it supports anything from S3 to Box and traditional file servers. This article will cover how to transfer your data between Box and Amazon S3 (and any other object storage).

To transfer data between Box and S3 this can be done in less than a minute. See below for a quick guide on how to. First, you will need an account, register for one at admin.movebot.io

Movebot has been built to transfer data across storage platforms and has been seen as an option for cloud storage providers such as Box. Movebot's architecture is flexible, adaptable, and scalable. With these benefits, the cost and time to transfer data are heavily reduced while ensuring the hosting provider has full control and visibility of resources and the data. 


Step 1. Create a transfer

Once you've created an account you'll be taken to the dashboard where you can create a new transfer. Name the transfer something so you'll know what it is later. 

Box to S3 - Setup


Step 2. Configure Box as your source

Select Box from the dropdown and authenticate using a simple OAuth process. If you are looking to bring other users data across and you are a Box admin, tick the As Team Admin box. 

Box to Amazon S3 - Box Configuration


Step 3. Configure your S3 Bucket

Select Amazon S3 from the dropdown and then fill out your bucket information. The bucket name is optional as you can select this later. Amazon S3 Configuration


Step 4. Select folders/users (optional)

Here you can select specific folders or users to transfer, if left blank everything will be transferred. With S3 if you did not specify a bucket you could choose it here, you can also choose which folder you transfer into, if left blank it will transfer into the root of the bucket.



Step 5. Additional settings

You can choose to run a delta transfer, the region your transfer is run from, and other settings. 

Box to Amazon S3 - Migration Region


Step 6. Start the transfer

You'll be taken back to an overview screen of your project where you can run a Discovery Scan, start your migration, and much more. After you start the transfer, it will work through three stages: the calculation stage, the transfer stage, and the post-transfer stage. You will be emailed on completion of the transfer (if you ticked email notifications).


Try Movebot for your Box to Amazon S3 Transfers

Whatever file you need to move from Box to Amazon S3, Movebot can make it happen. Migrations are affordable, fast, and it's easy to start and get going. Want to see for yourself? Try Movebot free for 14 days by registering for a free trial today. 


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