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Local File Server to Dropbox migrations

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

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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Migrating from old to new often has its challenges with the biggest being "how". It can be daunting when looking to migrate TBs of data and 1000's of users and directories from a local file server, NAS or other form of local storage. Planning is important, especially when gauging the infrastructure limitations and understanding the data structure. 
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Movebot is fully cloud managed and hosted, it doesn't require you to host any infrastructure or servers and it makes file server to Dropbox migrations simple. All you need to do is download Movebot's file server agent which is an executable file and enter in your unique token. The server will then call out to Movebot via HTTPS (no need for firewall pin-holing) and connect to Movebot. You can then navigate your folder structure and server, map users via CSV or manually through Movebot's web UI picker and run the migration with full checksum and integrity checking. 

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Movebot integrates natively with Dropbox and Dropbox Business and handles errors automatically to streamline your Dropbox migration and ensure you don't leave anything behind. Movebot will automatically alert you to any potential flagged issues or help your migration perform faster by working with Dropbox to ensure optimal efficiency. With Movebot you can migrate specific users, drives and folders into Dropbox Team Drives to make the content available for collaboration and accessible. 

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As Movebot is fully cloud hosted, it means that you don't need to manage the infrastructure or install any software. Additionally, due to this Movebot can scale to meet your demand. Each transfer (user, drive, folder, etc.) is run on its own dedicated compute node (worker) ensuring that not only are migrations secure, but also performant. With this you can add more compute to your larger transfers to increase the performance and throughput. Due to this it doesn't matter if you have hundreds of files of millions of files, Movebot's infrastructure is scalable and pushes data carefully and quickly.

 

Another option that you have is the ability to run a preflight discovery scan across your local server which simulates a migration and will show you any errors that may be encountered, a breakdown of the entire file and data structure and analytics of the content. 

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Through Movebot's partnership and relationship with Dropbox, you can count on Movebot to keep migrations simple, whether it is, hundreds of users or thousands of users, on-premise to the cloud, or cloud to cloud. It's always simple, fast and cost-effective and a chosen Dropbox migration tool globally.

 

Head to Movebot and start planning your migration today. For a detailed guide on migrating to Dropbox head to our knowledge base.

 

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Topics: On-Premise, File Server, Cloud File Transfer, Cloud Migration, Dropbox, On-Premises, local storage, Dropbox Business