Bug #1546

How to Transfer Files From Google Drive to OneDrive?

Added by Rachel Gomez 2 months ago.

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Apps4Rent has made it easy to transfer Google Drive to OneDrive. Apps4Rent synchronizes your Google Drive and OneDrive accounts on its platform and keeps them ready for file migration anytime you want.

1. Introduction

Businesses planning to Migrate Google Docs to Office 365 must move all the important Google Drive data while transferring critical information linked to the data, including permissions, metadata, shared links, versions, and embedded links. Migrating to Office 365 along with the sharing permissions and other features to Microsoft 365 helps companies improve business process outcomes.

2. Challenges to Migrate Google Drive to OneDrive

Google Drive and OneDrive for Business share a lot of similarities, but at the same time, they have differences in between them as well. One of the noticeable differences is character and file/folder names support.

Microsoft 365 also does not support specific file and folder names in OneDrive for Business:

Unsupported file names

With a migration tool , you can transfer Google Drive to OneDrive and have files and folders automatically renamed to versions that OneDrive for Business supports.

Other technical challenges for businesses to migrate files from Google Drive to OneDrive include:

  • File path limitation of 400 characters in OneDrive
  • Converting file formats of Google Drive apps to Microsoft-supported formats
  • Migrating embedded links
  • Updating new changes on the files and folders migrated to OneDrive
  • Bandwidth throttling set either by Google or Microsoft

3. Transfer Files from Google Drive to OneDrive

While many technical challenges can be common to all businesses, some can be unique. But whether common or unique, all technical challenges can complicate the entire migration project.

Apps4Rent helps businesses of all sizes move files from Google Drive to OneDrive (and between other clouds) securely (with hosting options) while adhering to the project deadline.

Microsoft 365 does not support specific special characters in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.

4. Google Drive to OneDrive Migration Features
CloudFuze not only transfers files from Google Drive to OneDrive but also migrates users, sharing permissions, folder structure, and many other Google Drive features.

With Apps4Rent, businesses planning to migrate Google Drive to OneDrive get these competitive advantages:

  • Unlimited terabytes of data transfer
  • Automatic user mapping/CSV and manual mapping
  • Auto-retry mechanism to mitigate throttling errors
  • Smart features to handle OneDrive filename errors
  • LDAP/AD integration
  • Dedicated account manager and migration team
  • Available as SaaS platform or can be installed in your own cloud or data center
  • One-off license as opposed to monthly subscription
  • ITSP/MSP licenses
  • Migration project planning and execution

5. Steps To Migrate Data From Google Drive to OneDrive

The following steps show how to move files from Google Drive to OneDrive.
If you are an IT admin or an IT team member, you can let us know your company’s specific migration needs via our quote form.

Additionally, you can take a free trial to test the software.

Step 1: Log in
Create an account and log into Account to add your Google Drive and OneDrive accounts to migrate data.

Step 2: Add Google Drive
Add your company’s Google Drive (Google Workspace / G Suite) account by clicking on the G Suite logo. The G Suite logo can be seen in the business clouds list.

Step 3: Enter G Suite Admin Login Credentials
Now, enter the admin login credentials of your company’s G Suite account.

Step 4: Grant Access
For moving Google Drive to OneDrive, Account requires access to your G Suite account.

Please keep in mind that the access is granted via OAuth and your data is completely safe. CloudFuze only uses API calls to transfer files from Google Drive to OneDrive.

Step 5: Add OneDrive for Business Account
The next step is adding OneDrive. You need to click on the OneDrive for Business logo in the business clouds list and enter your company’s Microsoft 365 admin login credentials.

Step 6: Enter Microsoft 365 Login Credentials
Enter your company’s Microsoft 365 admin login details. Please keep in mind that it is not possible to move from Google Drive to OneDrive without admin credentials.

Step 7: Complete OneDrive Authorization Process
Click on the Accept button to complete adding your company’s OneDrive to CloudFuze.

Step 8: Check Whether Clouds Are Added
Go to Clouds -> Manage Clouds and check whether Google Drive and OneDrive accounts are added. If you find a cloud missing, you need to add the cloud once again.

Step 9: Click on Team Migration
To copy Google Drive files to Office 365 (OneDrive), click on the Team Migration icon and follow the next steps.

Step 10: Select Source and Destination Cloud Accounts
Since you are trying to migrate Google Drive to OneDrive, select Google Drive as the source account and OneDrive as the destination account.

Step 11: Map User Accounts and Prepare Them for Migration
Account has a feature called Auto-map that automatically matches and pairs user accounts in Google Drive and OneDrive based on the usernames/email aliases. It saves a lot of time and prevents the need to manually map user accounts.

You can select all the users in your Google Drive account or go with a few if you want to migrate users in batches.

Step 12: Select Users to Migrate
As a part of the demo, we chose to migrate one user from Google Drive to OneDrive.

Step 13: A Final Few Migration Options
You can give the migration job a name and select migration time. Besides, you can add email IDs of coworkers who needs to get migration updates.

Step 14: Start the Process to Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive
Check everything and click on the Start Migration button. This will start the actual process to move Google Drive to OneDrive.

Step 15: Google Drive to OneDrive Migration is in Progress
CloudFuze displays the status as ‘In Progress’ during the file migration. At this point, you can pause and resume the migration. You can even cancel the migration altogether.

Please keep in mind that any files will not get deleted in your Google Drive account if you decide to cancel the migration. However, files that were already migrated to OneDrive will remain there until you delete them manually.

Step 16: The Migration Is Completed
CloudFuze displays the status as ‘Processed’ once all the files in your Google Drive account are migrated to OneDrive. You and your team can log into OneDrive accounts and validate the data.

To learn about O365 Tenant to Tenant Migration visit, O365CloudExperts.

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