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Choosing a Google Drive Migration Tool or Partner

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Once you have performed an audit of the data on your File server, analyzed how it is being used by your employees and defined the adjusted IT policies in which you will be governing the files on the Google Drive Platform, you are ready to start planning the transfer of files. There are several ways to migrate data into Google Drive and below are a few of the more common tools in the marketplace to help you in this process. You will want to evaluate your requirements and the tools functionality to determine which one best suits your migration.

  • Gladinet (Allows for file server integration (post migration) as well)
  • SADA (Migrates Active Directory permissions)
  • Nava Certus (Suited for both centralized and distributed migrations)
  • Google Chrome (The most common way used for small personal batches, however unreliable in large amounts data. Share settings will need to be manually set after migration.)

Test the migration tool; Analyze the results

Initial testing of the speed and efficiency of the migration tool will help to determine the roll out strategy as this will give you a good estimate on amount of data migrated vs time taken and how that relates to the folders and organizational segments you will want to migrate. You will want to test in an environment that is similar to the one you will be performing the actual migration to determine any bandwidth, security and logistical constraints.

Once you’ve determined the appropriate tool necessary to aid with the migration to Drive and have tested it for any constraints, you will be able to decide which rollout strategy best suits your organization.

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