CloudMigrator supports the follow migration scenarios for Team Drives:
- Migration from Team Drives to One Drive
- Migration from Team Drives to Google Drive Users within the same domain
- Migration from Team Drives to Google Drive Users for different domains
- Migration from Google Drive to Team Drives within the same domain
- Migration from Google Drive to Team Drives for different domains
- Migration from Team Drives to Team Drives for different domains
- Migration from a file system to Team Drives
- Migration from Dropbox to Team Drives
- Migration from Box to Team Drives
- Migration from OneDrive for Business to Team Drives
- Migration from SharePoint to Team Drives
- Migration from Team Drives to SharePoint
- Your G Suite domain must have Team Drives enabled. This is part of your contract with Google, so contact your supplier or Google if you do not have Team Drives enabled
- Existing Team Drives need to have at least one organizer (if you use CloudMigrator to create Team Drive(s), however, the migration admin will become an organizer.)
Migrating from Team Drives
If you are migrating from a Team Drive to another location, you should configure CloudMigrator as follows:
- Ensure you have a license for migration from Team Drives. Contact your supplier or us for an updated license if required.
- Select G Suite as your source platform.
- In the users tab of CloudMigrator add a new item and make sure to select 'Team Drive' as the export type. Choose the appropriate import type depending on your destination platform.
- Specify the ID or name of the Team Drive you are migrating from in the 'Export Name' field on the users tab. It is recommended to specify the ID. If using the name and there are two Team Drives with the same name, the migration will fail.
- Team Drives are also added to the user list when using 'Get Users' to list users from the source system
- Configure your import user and type as appropriate for your destination platform.
- Run your migration.
Migrating to Team Drives
If migrating to a Team Drive, the following configuration steps are required:
- Ensure you have a license for migration to Team Drives. Contact your supplier or us for an updated license if required.
- Select G Suite as your destination platform.
- When adding a new item, ensure 'Team Drive' is selected for the 'Import Type' or when using 'Get Users'. Select the row/s, right click and click 'Migrate Selected As Team Drive'
- In the users tab of CloudMigrator, setup your source user as appropriate for your source platform. For all file-based platforms you can specify a folder ID in 'Documents Path' from which to migrate from. This can be used to limit the scope of the migration to a single folder. If you do this, the specified folder and all sub-folders will be migrated.
- Specify the name of the Team Drive (to create a new Team Drive) or the ID of an existing Team Drive in the 'Import Name' column. This is used by CloudMigrator to locate the Drive to migrate to. If you specify a name, CloudMigrator will try and find a Team Drive with that name to use, or will create a new one. If you specify an ID, CloudMigrator will use that ID. If multiple TeamDrives exist with the same name, migration will fail and in this case you should specify an ID.
- Optionally, configure multiple Team Drive organizers to speed up migrations. By default, CloudMigrator will use all of the organizers of a TeamDrive to speed up migrations. However it is possible to configure CloudMigrator to use extra organizers with the configuration setting: Destination Platform Migration Settings > G Suite > Team Drive Options > Team Drive Default Organizers. If you add extra users in here they will be added as organizers to the TeamDrive.
- Run your migration
You must specify the ID or name of the Team Drive in Export Name when migrating from Team Drives, and the ID or name of the Team Drive in Import Name when migrating to Team Drives.
It is recommended to specify the ID of the Team Drive rather than its name. Name might not be unique within a domain and migration will fail if there are more than one TeamDrive with the same name as that you specify. Using the ID removes any ambiguity.
Folders within Team Drives
You may also migrate from a folder within a Team Drive by specifying the ID of the folder in 'Documents Path'. To get the ID of a Team Drive or folder look in the URL. eg. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/teamdriveid
In order to migrate to a folder within a Team Drive, this is only possible by specifying a 'Top Level Folder' (Common Settings). This will create a new folder within the Team Drive and migrate the data into it. It's not currently possible to specify an existing folder within a Team Drive.
Team Drive Migration Performance
To improve performance to Team Drives, configure multiple organizers to perform the migration with the configuration setting: Destination Platform Migration Settings > G Suite > Team Drive Options > Team Drive Default Organizers
Please note due to Google restrictions, Team Drives are limited as follows
(1) It is only possible to migrate 250,000 items into each Team Drive and;
(2) It is only possible to migrate a folder hierarchy 20 levels deep.