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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 to Migrate to Box Cloud Storage


Considering security and collaboration or productivity are often seen as an oxymoron, it is great to see Box has done so well to achieve an optimal cloud offering. Looking to migrate to Box Cloud storage? We'll show you how easy it is with Movebot. 


What is Box cloud storage?

Box cloud storage prides itself on being the leading cloud content management solution. It's one of the best choices around for organizations in industries where compliance is paramount to success. 

When it comes to organizations and enterprises Box should be your go to. With it’s seamless collaboration, content management and the ability to simplify and add workflows to not only speed up processes, but also save your team time to enable them to do what matters most.


Moving your files to Box

There are a couple ways to move your files, photos and data into Box. p.s. It doesn’t matter if you are an individual, a team or an organization.


If your data is already in the cloud…


Option 1 — Sync to Sync

This option to move to the cloud can take the longest, and also slow down your infrastructure, PC, and even the network. However, it is the cheapest option available. But the downsides tend to outweigh the seemingly lower costs, especially when the headaches and issues add up, which can make it more expensive in the long run.

Another downside is that it requires double the storage on your device to handle storing data from your current cloud and data going into Box.

Here's how to use the Sync to Sync method:

  1. Download the Box application and install it on your device, also don’t forget to log in

  2. Download your data to your device, or if the data is stored in another cloud that supports an application then install this too

  3. Drag and Drop the files into the Box application/file explorer window from the other cloud’s application/file explorer window

  4. Grab a coffee, and leave it to Sync


Option 2 — Movebot

This is quick and easy with a minimal cost. It basically gets the job done, handles errors, and is a lot faster, not to mention has alerting and scales! There is a cost but it's more affordable than many other options and also with data volume discounts for bigger moves. 


Here's how to migrate to Box cloud storage using Movebot:

  1. Register for an account. Sign up is free and you get a 14-day trial without a credit card. 

  2. Create a migration job

  3. Select the source as the cloud destination you are coming from

  4. Select Box as the destination and log into your Box account

    Extra for Experts: To make the job run faster, add more workers under advanced settings

  5. Press Start

  6. Grab a coffee and leave the heavy lifting to Movebot

  7. Receive an email on completion

  8. Start using Box!


If your data isn’t already in “the cloud”…


Option 1 — Just Sync

  1. Look up to Option 1 above, and cycle those steps, instead of installing the other cloud providers application. Just copy the data directly into Box from your device.


Option 2 — Use the Movebot Agent for file servers 

Once again, this has a small cost, but considering the time and frustration you will save, it is well worth it. Not to mention you don’t have to install software and it gives you that peace of mind through security and efficiency.


  1. Register for an account.

  2. Create a migration job

  3. From the list of storage integrations, choose Microsoft Windows/Apple OSX

  4. Copy the Agent Connection Token and Download the agent

  5. Run the agent on your source machine and paste the token in. The agent will tell you if the connection is successful.

  6. Select Box as the destination and log into your Box account

    Extra for Experts: To make the job run faster, add more workers under advanced settings

  7. Press Start

  8. Grab a coffee and leave the heavy lifting to Movebot

  9. Receive an email on completion

  10. Start using Box

Migrating to Box made easy with Movebot

Movebot makes moving to Box easy. Infrastructure and maintenance is all handled for your, and there's no need to spin up virtual machines or calculate compute power. Movebot does all the heavy lifting for you. See how easy it is for yourself and sign up for a free 14-day trial today. 

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!