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File Server to Google Drive Migration

Migrate File Server to Google Drive

Migrate files, drives and users from an on-premises file server into Google Drive and Google shared drives. Movebot makes the leap from legacy to modern easy and simple. Movebot does it at a cost-effective price and does it quickly and carefully. There is no need to host infrastructure or deal with a complex migration process.

Migrating from old to new often has its challenges with the biggest being "how". It can be daunting when looking to migrate TBs of data and thousands of users and directories from a local file server, NAS or other form of local storage. Planning is important, especially when gauging the infrastructure limitations and understanding the data structure. 

Movebot is fully cloud managed and hosted, it doesn't require you to host any infrastructure or servers and it makes file server to Google Drive migrations simple. All you need to do is download Movebot's file server agent which is an executable file. 

Movebot OSX Agent Setup

Next, enter your unique token. You can find this in Movebot when setting up an integration. Choose "Microsoft Windows/Apple OSX" and the token for your integration will automatically generate. 

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Once you have your token, run the agent on your device and paste the token when prompted. Movebot will then be connected to your server. The server will then call out to Movebot via HTTPS (no need for firewall pin-holing) and connect to Movebot.

Movebot OSX Agent

You can then navigate your folder structure and server, map users via CSV or manually through Movebot's web UI picker and run the migration with full checksum and integrity checking unless disabled. 

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Cloud-native with zero infrastructure

Movebot integrates natively with Google Drive and handles errors automatically to streamline your Google Drive migration and ensure you don't leave anything behind. Movebot will automatically alert you to Google Drive limitations such as the 400,000 file limit in a shared drive, or help your migration perform faster by bypassing Google Drive rate limits. With Movebot you can migrate specific users, drives and folders into Google Shared Drives to make the content available for collaboration and accessible. 

As Movebot is fully cloud hosted, it means that you don't need to manage the infrastructure or install any software. Additionally, due to this Movebot can scale to meet your demand. Each transfer (user, drive, folder, etc.) is run on its own dedicated compute node (worker) ensuring that not only are migrations secure, but also performant.

With this, you can add more compute to your larger transfers to increase the performance and throughput. Due to this, it doesn't matter if you have hundreds of files or millions of files, Movebot's infrastructure is scalable and pushes data carefully and quickly.


Simplifying file server to Google Drive Migrations

Another option that you have in Movebot is the ability to run a preflight discovery scan across your local server which simulates a migration and will show you any errors that may be encountered, a breakdown of the entire file and data structure and analytics of the content. 

Movebot pre-migration scan

Movebot keeps Google Drive migrations simple, whether it is, hundreds of users or thousands of users, on-premise to the cloud, or cloud to cloud. It's always simple, fast and cost-effective and a chosen Google Drive migration tool globally.

For a detailed guide on migrating to Google Drive head to our knowledge base.

Or if you'd like to try Movebot for yourself and see why it's a leader for providing agility and actionable insights for your data, you can try Movebot right now. Simply register for an account and automatically get a 14-day free trial, with no credit card required and no need to talk to a sales team or go through a product demo. Start your free trial now to get started

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Move data like a pro with simple yet powerful data migration tool that just works

Move data between storage platforms, cloud tenants, and to and from on-prem files servers and the cloud with ease. Movebot provides lightning-fast speeds and simplifies data moving with an intuitive, feature-rich web dashboard that gives complete visibility for stress-free migrations.

Free pre-migration scan

Fast and scalable transfer

Full visibility of progress

Security & data sovereignty

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