As explained in this article, it is sometimes necessary to migrate particular content into a SharePoint library. This article explains how to proceed.

The steps below are largely the same as those outlined in Google Drive to SharePoint Online library migration. However, at step 5, you can choose individual folders from a user and specify a different target. The end of this article provides further detail on where data can be migrated to and how to set correct locations. Connect to Cloudiway Migration Platform

Step 1: Click on File migration

Cloudiway Migration Menu

Step 2: Create a source connector of type Google Drive.

Click Sources and click on New in the action bar at the bottom of the screen. Click on the Google Drive connector and fill in the details (follow this article to configure the service account). Cloudiway's Google Drive migration platform - source connector

Step 3: Create a target connector of type SharePoint Online

Click on Targets and then New on the action bar, then select SharePoint Online. Fill in the fields with the target SharePoint details. Configure target OneDrive connector

Step 4: Configure the global settings

Configure the file migration global settings

Step 5: Create users

Create your users or import them via a CSV file.

Create the users.

The users must be created in the following way:

  • In Source Email, if you want to migrate only one folder, specify EmailAddress/Foldername (eg, bob@warmsushi.com/Marketing ).
  • In Target Email, specify the URL of the library where you want to migrate. (eg, https://drypizza.sharepoint.com/sites/warmsushi/sales)

If the library does not exist, it will be created automatically by the platform.

Step 6: Pre-processing

Select some or all users, then click on Migration, then on Pre Processing. The pre-processing task performs three actions. It:

  • ensures that the user list correctly matches the users in Google and automatically corrects any mistakes in the Cloudiway platform;
  • automatically provisions the OneDrive profiles (by default, they are created the first time a user connects to OneDrive); and,
  • automatically sets access to the migration account (by default, only the user has permissions to their OneDrive and nobody else).

Cloudiway migration tools - Pre-Processing function

Step 7: Migrate

After the pre-processing task has completed, select the users and click on Start. The migration starts automatically.

Where can data be migrated?

You can migrate data to different places.

1. Migrate to a library

To migrate to a specific library, enter its absolute URL into the target address (without any final slashes):

Migrate to SharePoint library from Google Drive

In the example above, Bob’s ‘Marketing’ folder would be migrated to https://drypizza.sharepoint.com/sites/warmsushi/marketing

2. Migrate to the default Document Library

The name of the document library is localized. In order to migrate to the default document library without having to take care of the language of the site, just enter DEFAULTDOCLIB in uppercase as library name:

Migrate to default SharePoint document library from G Suite

In the example above, Bob’s ‘Marketing’ folder wold be migrated directly into the default document library. If required, you can add any folder names after the default document library text:

Migrate to folder within default SharePoint document library from G Suite In the example above, Bob’s ‘Marketing’ folder would be migrated into a folder called ‘marketing’ within the default document library.

3. Migrate to a subfolder of a library

To migrate to a subfolder of a library, the configuration is a little bit different. You need to specify the full URL of the site into the target connector. In the target address in the user list, specify the relative URL of the folder. For example, if you want to migrate to https://drypizza.sharepoint.com/warmsushi/sales/marketing, set the following configuration:

- Target connector: in the URL field, you would enter https://drypizza.sharepoint.com/warmsushi (and remember, you can create this in a new target connector and use different admin credentials to run this migration concurrently with any other target connecotrs you’ve set up).

Cloudiway connector setup for flexible migration from G Suite to SharePoint

- User list, in the Target Email / Folder Address field,  you would enter /sales/marketing The Cloudiway platform concatenates the target connector’s URL with the relative URL of the folder, so make sure you don’t use slashes at the end of URLs.

Migrate to a nested folder within a SharePoint library from G Suite

In the example above, Bob’s ‘Marketing’ folder would be migrated to  https://drypizza.sharepoint.com/sites/warmsushi/sales/marketing