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Handling data migrations during a merger or acquisition

Posted by Dallen Clark on Feb 2, 2023 4:20:08 PM

Typically, during a merger or acquisition, the new company will retain the best elements of each individual company. But what about when it comes to files? Most of the time, an acquisition or merger involves doing a large-scale data migration from one system to another. It might be cloud to cloud or from a server to the cloud. 

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Movebot data migrations are fast—but how fast is fast?

Posted by Dallen Clark on Jan 30, 2023 12:12:58 PM

Speed is one of the most important parts of a data migration. Data movement needs to be fast to be worthwhile. And when it comes to speed, Movebot's one of the fastest cloud data migration tools around. So how fast is fast?

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Moving Personal, Private and Shared Drives with Movebot

Posted by Dallen Clark on Jan 21, 2023 2:49:00 PM

There are many different ways to organize files, especially when using cloud storage. Not only can you organize files in virtually unlimited ways, but many cloud storage providers have their own unique way of structuring and sharing files and folders too. 

This is fine when you’re using the system, but what about when it’s time to move to a new platform because of constraints, budget, or features that your organization needs? What if the new platform uses a different organizational architecture? Do you have to sort through every one of your directories and sort them manually? Are you out of luck and can’t move your data? 

Not if you use Movebot. With support for over 30 storage providers and compatibility with any folder and organization structure, Movebot can help you move data and make sure you can access it as expected on your new destination. 

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The 3 Stages of a Movebot Migration

Posted by Dallen Clark on Jan 19, 2023 11:19:41 AM

Moving is disruptive by nature. When moving houses, you have to gather your belongings, make the move, and double-check that nothing is left behind. 

The same goes for moving your data. While moving data is always disruptive, it doesn’t have to be difficult. And with Movebot, data migrations are fast and easy. As long as you PAC properly, your data transfer will be straightforward, smooth, and easy to manage so that you can start working from your new platform as soon as possible while minimizing the disruptions. 

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How much data does my business really have?

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Jan 18, 2023 12:29:50 PM

Having a look at your cloud storage from an administrator point of view can often be confusing, especially when it comes to identifying how much data you actually have across your platform and within folders. Google not counting Google Docs size doesn't help and having file versions can often add extra data where you don't expect it. 

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Should you do managed or self-service data migration?

Posted by Dallen Clark on Nov 25, 2022 12:03:34 PM
 

You were happy with your cloud storage provider. Then, they changed. No longer would they offer the same features, price, or support that you needed. So you gave them an ultimatum: Think about your needs or you’re leaving them for good. 

 

When they responded that they were happy with the way they’ve become, you made good on your word and decided to go. But, you have a lot of stuff at their place, and need it out. Are you going to do it all yourself or have the movers stop by and handle everything for you? 

 

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The Price is Right: Affordable Data Transfers with Movebot

Posted by Dallen Clark on Nov 23, 2022 3:14:04 PM
 
 
For most people, there’s one question that will always come up when considering a new product or service: How much does it cost? Is the price right for what you get?
 
Movebot costs 39 cents per gigabyte transferred. 
 
That’s it. No subscription cost, no data connection fees, no “Fee” fees. 
 
The whole premise of Movebot is to make data moving simple and straightforward. So our pricing model is simple and straightforward. We want to give you the best value by having you pay for what you use and what you need.
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Why doesn't Movebot delete files?

Posted by Dallen Clark on Nov 18, 2022 12:09:26 PM

We’ve all done it. Deleted a file by accident. Saved something after making a stupid mistake. Overwritten our main save file with a save state a frame before being sniped. Depending on how critical the file was, you can be left with a lot more trouble than having to redo a few hours of gameplay. You can put your company at risk or even face fines or worse. 
 
At Couchdrop we aim to make data moving simple. One of the things we’re often asked is if our Movebot software can sync deleted files–if you start a data migration and a file is removed at the source, will it show up at the destination? 
 
Our answer is yes. It will be there. 
 
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Movebot keeps data migrations simple for MSP's

Posted by Colin Hogg on Nov 16, 2022 12:10:10 PM
When it comes to technical change or optimization of services and platforms, Managed service partners (MSP’s) are trusted partners for their clients . Clients rely on their MSP’s as experts, and a s such , th ey expect MSP’s to use the optimum solutions for their projects .
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Migrating between Dropbox accounts

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on May 26, 2022 1:45:00 PM

A common question asked is whether Movebot can assist with migrating content, users and team folders between Dropbox accounts. The answer; yes it can.

Migrating between Dropbox accounts is the same process as migrating from Google Drive to Dropbox, or from an on-premises file server to Dropbox, the only difference is Dropbox (or Dropbox Business) will be both the source and destination platform in the migration. You can also migrate between Dropbox Personal accounts and Dropbox Business accounts.

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Movebot & Dropbox Partnership Announcement

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on May 4, 2022 4:04:00 PM

Movebot partners with Dropbox to offer secure data migrations

Dropbox — the leading global collaboration platform — now offers Movebot as a preferred data migration solution for individuals, teams, and businesses. The strategic partnership will enable businesses to quickly and securely migrate data from other cloud providers and on-site storage to Dropbox — at lower cost. 

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Egnyte chooses Movebot

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Mar 8, 2022 7:14:01 AM

Egnyte chooses Movebot

Leading content security and governance solution Egnyte has chosen Movebot as their data migration partner of choice. Movebot, from leading cloud data expert Couchdrop, is fast gaining a global reputation as a secure, safe and flexible platform for data migration.

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On-premises file migration to Dropbox

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Jul 13, 2021 5:15:15 PM

With the current trend in the migration market being on-premises file servers and shares to the cloud, it is only fitting that migrating to a cloud storage platform such as Dropbox aligns with businesses digital transformation and resilience strategy. The benefits of migrating to a platform that is agnostic such as Dropbox are the cost vs hosting infrastructure, the security and ability for users to collaborate without VPNs, its ability to work with both Google Workspace and O365 for document editing and collaboration and when comparing Dropbox to the likes of SharePoint, Dropbox does not charge for data but only users. When your data reaches a certain threshold in SharePoint, SharePoint struggles handle the amount of data and comes to a grinding halt, but also pricing becomes prohibitive.

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Box Content Migrations | Next-Generation Box Migration Tool

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Jun 28, 2021 11:04:52 AM

Box recently announced its new Box Shuttle service which provides 10TB free when using its self-service tool for primarily lift and shift migrations from common storage providers (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.). This new service comes off the bat of Box’s acquisition of Cloud FastPath earlier this year. Should you have more than 10TB  or a more complex migration (Egnyte, S3, GCP, Azure) then the price is $500/TB.

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File Server to SharePoint Online

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Apr 22, 2021 10:37:31 AM

For many organizations the consideration of moving their documents and files into enterprise cloud storage such as SharePoint and Dropbox is a priority. This priority has been driven not only for companies wishing to stay agile and flexible, but primarily due to the remote work phase that has taken place since COVID-19. Having a legacy file server sitting in a datacentre or a cabinet in an office has been seen to be unproductive and costly for organizations looking to enable their remote workforce. From a productivity view, the inability to easily collaborate with a file server hinders teams as VPNs and other barriers negatively impacts a user experience. From a technology perspective, a file server does not have the resilience nor redundancy and is a large capital and continuous support expense.

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Google Drive Migrations

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Apr 15, 2021 11:48:24 AM

Google Drive migrations are straightforward and simple in contrast to migrating into the likes of SharePoint. Although there are a couple things to consider prior to migrating a single file. We will briefly cover six key items to keep in mind prior to migrating into Google Drive, whether you have 5 users or 100,000 or 500GB or 300TB, these five items apply.

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Fast Data Migrations

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Apr 5, 2021 12:25:04 PM

If you need a fast data migration tool then you need to consider not only the time it takes to transfer data, but the cost of standing up the infrastructure and your engineering time to get the migration going, as well as dealing with any errors, failures or bumps in the road.  Movebot is a fully hosted tool that is simple and fast to setup and can migrate 10TBs or millions of files into the likes of Google Drive within a day.

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Zero Infrastructure Migrations

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Mar 17, 2021 11:55:13 AM

When you are deciding on a content migration tool to migrate data into the likes of Google Drive, SharePoint, Dropbox or even block storage you need to consider the requirements of the tools and what is actually required before you can consider migrating a single file or user. A lot of tools require you to host their software within cloud infrastructure such a GCP, or Azure which induces further costs on top of the licensing cost you're already paying for. This also adds additional support complexity and creates barriers when it comes to migrating data. 

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Google Drive Migration Limitations

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Mar 10, 2021 8:45:39 AM

Migrating files and content into Google Drive, users or shared drives can be straightforward. There are only two limitations when migrating into Google, one being shared drive limits and the other is a daily upload limit per user, however both are easy to work with, especially compared to the likes of SharePoint that has restrictions on character types and file path lengths. Migrating out of Google is a different story, but migrating in, is very simple. Below we will cover the two limitations of Google Drive and how you can work around them or with them. 

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Local File Server to Dropbox migrations

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Mar 1, 2021 1:17:56 PM

Migrate files, drives and users from an on-premises file server into Dropbox and Dropbox team 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. 

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