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How to Migrate to Box Cloud Storage

Posted by Jayden @ Movebot on Jun 11, 2020 3:17:52 PM
Jayden @ Movebot

Google Drive to Box Team Migration

Box cloud storage prides itself on being the leading cloud content management solution. Considering security and collaboration or productivity are often seen as an oxymoron, it is great to see Box has done so well to achieve an optimal cloud offering.

 

When it comes to organizations and enterprises Box should be your go to. With it’s seamless collaboration, content management and the ability to simplify and add workflows to not only speed up processes, but also save your team time to enable them to do what matters most.

 

There are a couple ways to move your files, photos and data into Box. p.s. It doesn’t matter if you are an individual, a team or an organization.

 

If your data is already in the cloud…

 

Option 1 — Sync to Sync

This option to move to the cloud can take the longest, slow down your infrastructure, PC and also the network. But, it is the cheapest option available. Other downsides is that it requires double the storage on your device to handle storing data from your current cloud and data going into Box.

 

  1. Download the Box application and install it on your device, also don’t forget to log in

  2. Download your data to your device, or if the data is stored in another cloud that supports an application then install this too

  3. Drag and Drop the files into the Box application/file explorer window from the other cloud’s application/file explorer window

  4. Grab a coffee, and leave it to Sync

 

Option 2 — Cloud to Cloud

This is quick and easy with a minimal cost. It basically gets the job done, handles errors and is a lot faster, not to mention has alerting and scales!

 

  1. Jump to MoveBot

  2. Create a migration job

  3. Select the source as the cloud destination you are coming from

  4. Select Box as the destination and log into your Box account

    Extra for Experts: To make the job run faster, add more workers under advanced settings

  5. Press Start

  6. Grab a coffee and leave the heavy lifting to MoveBot

  7. Receive an email on completion

  8. Start using Box!

 

If your data isn’t already in “the cloud”…

 

Option 1 — Just Sync

  1. Look up to Option 1 above, and cycle those steps, instead of installing the other cloud providers application. Just copy the data directly into Box from your device.

 

Option 2 — Get me to the cloud (it doesn’t matter if you are using Windows, Linux or other infrastructure)

Once again, this has a small cost, but considering the time and frustration you will save, it is well worth it. Not to mention you don’t have to install software and it gives you that peace of mind through security and efficiency.

 

  1. Jump to MoveBot

  2. Create a migration job

  3. Select the source as SMB/CIFSNFS or SFTP and fill out the details

  4. Select Box as the destination and log into your Box account

    Extra for Experts: To make the job run faster, add more workers under advanced settings

  5. Press Start

  6. Grab a coffee and leave the heavy lifting to MoveBot

  7. Receive an email on completion

  8. Start using Box!

 

If you have a team…


Team Migration — Full Guides

 

  1. As a systems administrator or team lead, jump to Movebot

  2. Add connectors

  3. Create migration job

  4. Add your source and destination user/drive

  5. Kick it off!

  6. Grab a coffee and Movebot will move everyone in your organisation

  7. Feel free to continue to monitor all the migration jobs from the dashboard

 

Movebot is here to help with your cloud storage migration, as it is built on cloud infrastructure, it is truly here to help you with your migration process and help you move to the cloud.

 

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Topics: Cloud File Transfer, Cloud Migration, Google Drive, box