NOTE: If you want to migrate an individual Dropbox account, please check the following support note: How to migrate all files from Dropbox to Google Drive (single user).

To migrate Dropbox for Business accounts to Google G Suite Drive accounts we suggest the following setup.

Migrate individual users

First, you need to set up the migration for your users. This means that data of Dropbox user1 one will migrate to Google Drive accounts for user1, data of Dropbox user2 will be migrated to Google Drive account of user2, etc. So you need to create one-way sync pairs that look like this:

Dropbox (bob@acme.com)   ->  Google Drive (bob@acme.com)
Dropbox (alice@acme.com) ->  Google Drive (alice@acme.com)
Dropbox (chad@acme.com)  ->  Google Drive (chad@acme.com)
...

The above sync pairs will create one-way sync of each Dropbox account to a corresponding Google Drive account (Dropbox account bob@acme.com will be migrated to Google Drive account bob@acme.com, Dropbox account alica@acme.com will be migrated to Google Drive account alice@acme.com, and so on). The data will be migrated, and it will also be kept in sync, allowing you a seamless transition.

cloudHQ will also replicate all sharing information and permissions from Dropbox to Google Drive.

The Dropbox team folders will be automatically excluded because Dropbox team folders should be migrated to corresponding Google Drive Team Drives.

It is important that created sync pair have the following:

  1. All sync pairs must have Sync only files I own (skip all files and folders which are shared with me) enabled
  2. All sync pairs must have the following two options disabled:
    Sync Google Team Drives (Business Plan required)
    Sync Dropbox Team Folders (Business Plan required)

Migrate Dropbox Team folders into Google Drive Team Drives

Optionally, you can setup migration of Dropbox Team folders to corresponding Google Drive Team Drive. So you need to create one-way sync pairs that look like this:

Dropbox (admin@acme.com)/Team folder1   ->  Google Drive (admin@acme.com)/Team Drives/Team Drive 1
Dropbox (admin@acme.com)/Team folder2   ->  Google Drive (admin@acme.com)/Team Drives/Team Drive 2
Dropbox (admin@acme.com)/Team folder3   ->  Google Drive (admin@acme.com)/Team Drives/Team Drive 3
...

Dropbox for Business Preparation:

Google G Suite preparation:

Authorize cloudHQ to access your Google G Suite domain

Authorize cloudHQ to access your Dropbox for Business

  • Go to https://www.cloudHQ.net/services and click the “Dropbox for Business” icon:Users_and_Cloud_Accounts_-_cloudHQ
  • Authorize your Dropbox for Business admin email and follow the wizard steps:Authorize Dropbox for Business admin account
    Dropbox for Business domain

    Add Dropbox for Business accounts
    Add Dropbox for Business accounts

    Dropbox for Business successfully authorized
    Admin_console

 

Set up a migration sync pair from Dropbox Business to GoogleDrive

  • Go to https://www.cloudhq.net/multi_setup_wizard?prompt_auth=true:
    it_admin_or_single_user_wizard_-_cloudhq
  • Select Back up or Sync for Multiple Users:
    it_admin_sync_or_share_wizard_-_cloudhq
  • Click “Switch to Migrate” button:
    Google Apps
  • Click the Dropbox for Business icon:
    Google Apps
  • Select users:
    Google Apps
  • Click the Google Drive icon.
  • Verify the sync pairs:
  • Click “Finish” to start the sync.
  • Do not change the settings of the created sync pairs since it is important that created sync pair have the following:
    1. All sync pairs must have Sync only files I own (skip all files and folders which are shared with me) enabled
    2. All sync pairs must have the following two options disabled:
      Sync Google Team Drives (Business Plan required)
      Sync Dropbox Team Folders (Business Plan required)

Set up a migration sync pair from Dropbox team folders to Google Team Drive folders

To set up migration from Dropbox team folder to Google Drive team folder, the admin needs to create single user sync pairs from Dropbox team folders to Google Team Drive folder.

Dropbox (admin@acme.com)/Team Folder X ->  Google Drive (admin@acme.com)/Team Drives/Team Drive X
Dropbox (admin@acme.com)/Team Folder Y ->  Google Drive (admin@acme.com)/Team Drives/Team Drive Y
...

To that start the single user wizard as described in the following support note: How to sync Dropbox and Google Drive

NOTE: It is important that sync admin accounts of Dropbox and Google Drive since these accounts have full access to all Google Team Drives and Dropbox team folders..