This video discusses the key things to be aware of when performing a document migration from Google Drive to Microsoft OneDrive, like certain limitations to OneDrive which could impact your migration. It also provides a full walk-through demonstration of a migration for this scenario, including adding the recommended Advanced Options so you will have an optimal migration experience.

Note: We now no longer recommend following a Pre-Stage Migration strategy for large document migration projects. Instead, we recommend following a Quick-Switch Migration strategy. Steps for this are included in KB004946.



Note: There may be differences between the user interface shown in this video and the user interface in MSPComplete. We are continually improving the user experience to make our platform more intuitive and easier to use.

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Migration Checklist

Note: If you need more information on any of these settings, refer to the specific Knowledge Base articles on them, which can be located through the Migration Guide or via the migration planning section within the Knowledge Base section of our community site.
  • Decide whether to follow a Big Bang or Pre-Stage Migration strategy.
  • Set up OAuth2 authentication – add scope + enable API access in the Google admin portal.
  • Set up users and groups on Office 365.
  • Make sure the username (the entry before the @ sign) is the same for both Source and Destination, e.g., username@domain1.com can become username@domain2.com.
  • Assign SKUs w/ OneDrive for Business to users.
  • Review limitations of Microsoft OneDrive and educate users on these limitations, as per KB005058.
  • When setting up the MigrationWiz project, under Destination does the admin account domain name match the domain name of the users?
  • Advanced options:

    Note: Advanced option flags are case sensitive.
    • Email notification checked to send to Source users – After final Full (Delta) Migration.
    • RemoveExistingPermissionsWhenUnspecified=1 – This advanced option is required.
    • ShrinkFoldersMaxLength=200 – This advanced option is optional but recommended.
    • DocumentBrowsingMode=Moderate – This advanced option is optional but recommended.
    • RenameConflictingFiles=1 – This advanced option is optional but recommended.
    • Enable audit logging – If you want to log migration statistics to an SQL database. This option requires your own Azure subscription + plus a SQL database.
  • Email statistics report for review, if you are not using the audit logging/SQL database option,
  • Decommission Google Drive accounts, post-migration.