If you need a fast data migration tool then you need to consider not only the time it takes to transfer data, but the cost of standing up the infrastructure and your engineering time to get the migration going, as well as dealing with any errors, failures or bumps in the road. Movebot is a fully hosted tool that is simple and fast to setup and can migrate 10TBs or millions of files into the likes of Google Drive within a day.

fast cloud data migrations
fast cloud data migrations

When looking at migration tools and the speed they can migrate data you need to take into consideration…


When you are deciding on a content migration tool to migrate data into the likes of Google Drive, SharePoint, Dropbox or even block storage you need to consider the requirements of the tools and what is actually required before you can consider migrating a single file or user. A lot of tools require you to host their software within cloud infrastructure such a GCP, or Azure which induces further costs on top of the licensing cost you’re already paying for. This also adds additional support complexity and creates barriers when it comes to migrating data.

Considering we’re in a cloud…


If you’re looking to transition your legacy on-premise SFTP / FTP server to the cloud then there are a few options to choose. One is standing up your own cloud infrastructure within the likes of AWS, GCP or Azure, however this has its own overheads. The other option is to look at a fully hosted and managed SaaS solution such as Couchdrop.

hosted sftp
hosted sftp
Couchdrop’s VFS and a terminal connected via SFTP

Although SFTP and FTP are traditional legacy protocols and are often running on an old server hidden in a cabinet somewhere, these protocols are still very key, especially in the healthcare and finance industries where technology often moves…


Migrating files and content into Google Drive, users or shared drives can be straightforward. There are only two limitations when migrating into Google, one being shared drive limits and the other is a daily upload limit per user, however both are easy to work with, especially compared to the likes of SharePoint that has restrictions on character types and file path lengths. Migrating out of Google is a different story, but migrating in, is very simple. Below we will cover the two limitations of Google Drive and how you can work around them or with them.

Google Drive Limitations
Google Drive Limitations

Google Drive Shared Drive…


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 migrates your data quickly and carefully. There is no need to host infrastructure or deal with a complex migration process.

file server to dropbox migrations
file server to dropbox migrations

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. …


Migrate files, drives and users from an on-premises file server into Google Drive and Google shared 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.

migrate local server to google drive
migrate local server to google drive

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. …


Migrate your organization’s content, sites, versions and permissions from SharePoint into Google Drive and shared drives. Movebot simplifies this migration, at a cost-effective price and does in a quick and careful manner. There is no need to host infrastructure or deal with a complex migration process.

SharePoint to Google Drive migrations
SharePoint to Google Drive migrations

Google Drive and SharePoint are different in how they show data and where it is stored, Google has “my drives” and “shared drives” whereas SharePoint works with centralized data within sites that teams can access and work with. Google offers shared drives and is more flat in how it operates, but offers ease of…


Migrate your organization’s content, users, versions and permissions from Box into Google Drive and shared drives. Movebot simplifies this migration, at a cost-effective price and does in a quick and careful manner. There is no need to host infrastructure or deal with a complex migration process.

migrate box to google drive
migrate box to google drive

Google Drive and Box are different in how they show data and where it is stored, Google has “my drives” and “shared drives” whereas Box strictly has user drives and Google’s equivalent of “shared with me”. There is no centralized location within Box to store files from an organizational perspective. In contrast, Google offers…


Looking to migrate your organization’s content, users, versions from Egnyte private folders and public folders into Google Drive and shared drives? Movebot can simplify this migration, at a cost-effective price and do so quickly and safely. There is absolutely no need to host infrastructure or deal with a complex migration process.

egnyte to google drive migrations
egnyte to google drive migrations

Google Drive and Egnyte are somewhat similar in how they show data and where it is stored, Google has “my drives” and “shared drives” whereas Egnyte has “private folders” and “shared folders”. Although these are somewhat similar, they are fundamentally different in how they structure the data. Egnyte is…


If you’re looking to migrate a large organization, we’re talking 10’s of thousands to 100’s of thousands of users, or 100’s of terabytes to a petabyte, knowing where to start can be difficult. Not only do you have the human element of the migration and working through change management, but you also need to find the right tool that keeps the process simple, cost-effective and can handle migrations of this size.

Movebot keeps the process simple regardless how many users or how much data you are looking to migrate. Due to the flexible nature of Movebot’s cloud architecture, Movebot scales…

Jayden Bartram

CEO of Movebot and Couchdrop. Also have a strong passion to help businesses and people optimise and grow — jbconsulting.co.nz for more.

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