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How do I migrate Dropbox Business team folders?

Last Update: 1/3/2017 1:44 PM

How do I migrate Dropbox Business team folders?

Answer:

Team folders are a feature of Dropbox Business that allows admins to create folders that are instantly shared with all members of their team or organization. However, unlike standard shared folders, team folders don't have an owner assigned to them in Dropbox, and so they are not migrated by default as part of a document migration project. Additional steps beyond the basic project configuration are required to migrate Dropbox team folders. Read the Team folders: an overview article from Dropbox to learn more about team folders.

 

Migrate team folders from the Source

Add the following support option at the project level to define a team folder owner for the document migration project. Read the How do I add support options to a project or to a single item? article to learn more about support options.

TeamFolderOwnerEmail=AdminEmail

  • Notes:
    • Replace "AdminEmail" from the example above to the email address for an admin account, preferably the admin account used for the project's Dropbox endpoint.
    • The admin account (email address) defined as the team folder owner must also be an item being migrated within the document migration project.
    • Some team folders are not shared with an entire organization. Only team folders that the defined team folder owner has access to will be migrated. If you want all team folders within a Dropbox Business account to be migrated, then ensure that the defined team folder owner has access to all team folders for that account.
    • If you migrate team folders from a Dropbox Business account to another Dropbox Business account with this support option, the folders will be standard unshared folders at the Destination. If you prefer for the team folders from the Source to also be team folders at the Destination (i.e., when migrating from Dropbox to Dropbox), then use this support option with the FolderMapping support option outlined below.
  • Example: TeamFolderOwnerEmail=support@bittitan.com

 

Migrate into team folders at the Destination

Add the following support option at the project level to map a folder in the Source to a preconfigured team folder in the Destination.

FolderMapping="^{%escape%}//Folder1->{%escape%}//TeamFolder1"

  • Notes:
    • Replace "Folder1" from the example above to the team folder name at the Source, and change "TeamFolder1" to the team folder name at the Destination.
    • Create the team folders in the Destination before starting the document migration project.
    • The {%escape%} syntax in the support option denotes the root folder for the Source and Destination environments.
    • Use this support option with the TeamFolderOwnerEmail support option outlined above. MigrationWiz needs to account for an owner even if the Destination team folders will not have an owner assigned to them when the migration is complete.