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Movebot announces file server agent


After 2020 showed the need for versatile workspaces, the need for businesses to migrate to the cloud became clear. This is not only to enable collaboration for those working from home but also to ensure data security is governed correctly and maintained throughout the work day. It's time to remove the pesky VPNs that keep breaking and reboot that old file server into the cloud.  

To help businesses migrate their users, content, and data structure into the cloud, Movebot has released an easy-to-run agent that works across Windows and OSX machines. There is still no need to install any software; it runs as a simple executable that turns your file server into "just another cloud" for Movebot to migrate from. 

Configuring the Windows file server agent

It is simple to configure your file server ready for migration, it only takes 3 steps, and for a hint, it doesn't involve touching your firewall.

  • Login to Movebot and click the Create Project button. Name your project and then Download the executable and copy the provided token.

On-Premise to Google Workspace Migrations-1

  • Run the executable on your target machine and add the copied token where specified to connect to Movebot.

Movebot OSX Agent Setup

  • The agent will connect and you can continue with the migration

Movebot OSX Agent

  • Once you are connected you can work through your file server and locate the content and users to migrate, to then map to your destination users and drives.

An important note, when migrating from a local file server, be sure to select a Movebot region under advanced settings to migrate from that is closest to you, this is to improve performance and also maintain data sovereignty. 

File Server to Box

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

Movebot Scan Results - Graphs

Movebot keeps migrations simple, whether it is on-premise to the cloud, or cloud to cloud. It's always simple, fast, and cost-effective. See how Movebot works for yourself with a 14-day free trial with no credit card required. Simply register for a free trial and find out simple Movebot can be for data agility and actionable insights. 

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