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Lightning fast & incredibly simple data migrations

Make migrations easy with a platform-agnostic data migration tool that has zero infrastructure, advanced features, and lightning-fast speeds with no software to install and no lengthy onboarding required.

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How much data does my business really have?

Having a look at your cloud storage from an administrator point of view can often be confusing, especially when it comes to identifying how much data you actually have across your platform and within folders. Google not counting Google Docs size doesn't help and having file versions can often add extra data where you don't expect it. 


The easy way to find out how much data your business has -- Movebot Discovery Scan

By far the easiest way to see how much data your business has is with Movebot's Discovery Scan feature. The Discovery Scan analyzes any connected data source so you can quickly find out more about it. You can see insights such as a breakdown of your files by type and size, as well as see any incompatibilities between the source and the destination. 

Movebot Explorer Dashboard for Exploring Actionable Insights


Challenges when searching for how much data you have

Without Movebot, your best choice is to look directly in the cloud platform itself. However, this isn't as straightforward as it sounds. We will run through a couple of challenges users have when it comes to identifying how much data they have. We'll also go over scan tools that will run through your data source and identify how much data you have and break it down to last modified, types, etc. 


Google Docs

As already mentioned, Google Drive does not count the size of their own proprietary document formats. As you can see from the below a Google Doc that shows no file size in Drive, once downloaded shows 6KB. 

Google Drive Docs don't weigh a thing


File Versions 

When looking through your file structure, you may notice some folders show different data totals than what is in inside the folder. This is because of file versions. This can be seen in Box as an example.
Box size differences



Google Docs in Box

Much like having Google Docs in Google Drive, having Google file types in Box also show as 0 bytes, this is because the files are stored in Google and behave the same way as above. However, to get the file size, click on the file and hit details to the right and it will give you a total file size.

Google Drive files in Box

Different file sizes 

Most of the storage platforms use different calculations, compression, and algorithms to count how much data you have, it's often not until you move the data out or scan your storage you can get the "real" tangible data size.

Although the below image (right click and open image in new tab' for a bigger image) is only .2KBs smaller, if you get larger files or if you have millions of files then this soon adds up.

box and google drive file size differences

See a true picture of your data at a glance with Movebot Explorer

Managing multiple clouds and want to see how much data you have at a glance in one place? Movebot's Scan feature can make that happen. The scan gives you deep insights into your data, including not only how much data is in the platform, but who's using it too. You can break down the data by user, file type, modification date, and much more. 

Movebot Explorer Cost Insights

Ready to try Movebot? Every new account gets 250GB free data to move, no credit card or demo call required. Simply register for an account to get started. 


Straightforward pricing with no hidden fees

Forget complex pricing based on users and licenses. Simply pay for the amount of data you move and nothing else.

“Simple to use – outstanding support.”

Movebot's support team was legendary in their quick responses and willingness to jump on a video conference to talk through how to resolve the problems. They have deep knowledge of their product and of the file storage platforms their solution is built for. We can approach future migrations with a lot less trepidation – given the accuracy and speed of Movebot, but especially because of their support team.

“Efficient, Reliable, and Exceptionally Supported”

Movebot has been an indispensable tool for our MSP looking for an efficient and reliable data migration solution. Our experience with it across various platforms, including SharePoint, Egnyte, on-prem file servers migrating to SharePoint, and O365 tenant to tenant migrations has been exceptionally positive. Their support team is responsive, offering assistance via and Discord, which was great in a pinch.

Elliot, Channel Program Review

“A Game Changer In Data Migration”

Movebot.io emerges as a frontrunner in data migration tools. Its rapid data transfers, user-intuitive interface, and compatibility across cloud platforms mark it as a standout. Added security measures bolster data protection. In the realm of data migration, Movebot.io truly transforms the landscape, offering a streamlined and elevated experience.

“Great team, great product!”

We needed a tool for moving large data sets with detailed enough logging to give us confidence in the successful move of millions of files and folders. Previous tools we used choked on large data sets (>1TB or > 1 Million files) or the logging was too simplistic for us know find errors or have confidence in deleting the source data set at the end of the migration. Movebot solved this for us.

“When you put dedication, attention to detail and quality support, you get this.”

I tried several competitors, and there was always something: lack of human contact, price, quality, speed, etc. I started looking around and ended up meeting with the VP of Sales for Movebot, he jumped on a call, and we went over the product, capability, and next steps and WOW. I have been using Movebot for a while now, and to be honest, there is no one out there doing the job the way they do.

“Amazing tool for migrations!”

Fantastic experience... We were able to do a file migration for a high-priority / high-touch client and move them to Azure AD from their on-prem environment in approximately 48 hours. The scanning and the data move itself really felt seamless. Thank you so much for the tool and to your incredible team!