Egnyte gives you the freedom to access your files from anywhere, making you more productive. So it’s important to get your files in Egnyte as quickly as possible. This guide will help you make a more informed decision about the tools you can use to migrate to Egnyte.

The method you use to migrate your data, users, and permissions depending on the amount of data you are transferring, where it's stored, available bandwidth, and other factors. Remember, users can add files and folders they have stored on their local machines, too. Point them to the article, A User's Guide to Adding Content to Egnyte.

 

Customer Guide to Choosing a Migration Method 

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On-Prem to Egnyte Migration

Egnyte-to-Egnyte Data Migration

GDrive/Box/Dropbox to Egnyte Migration

 

On-Prem to Egnyte

Migration Tool Options Considerations Limitations
Cloud Migration Manager  Agent CLI

On-prem to Egnyte migrations only.

Requires Professional Services contract.

IT staff proficient with command-line interface (CLI.)

Optionally wants to migrate permissions.

Wants to migrate data where source changes and true-ups are required.

Recommend no more than 5 Million objects or 500MB RAM per migration job.

Migration App

Currently in Beta.

Contact Professional Services for consideration.

Offers all the default options of Cloud Migration Manager Agent CLI, but product is accessed through a Web Interface, so it does not require command-line proficiency. 

Recommend no more than 5 Million objects or 500MB RAM per migration job.

Beta version is not fully supported. No SLAs.

Cloud Migration Manager  Virtual Machine

EOL. No longer supported.

Optionally wants to migrate permissions and

Wants to migrate data where the source does not change (no true-ups) and

Requires virtualization environment

1TB max, 1 Million objects per job.
SyncBack Pro (3rd party tool)

Customer needs to move data and true-ups and

Does not need to migrate permissions.

Wants to self-serve (will have a user interface to monitor and manage migration)

Recommended job sizes below 2TB, 1 Million objects.
Storage Sync

Is going to deploy Storage Sync for hybrid collaboration and

Is willing to copy data from the source to Storage Sync with SyncBack Pro

Requires virtualized infrastructure and storage for staging the migration and

Does not need to migrate permissions

Does not require migration logs or reports

10 Million objects per Storage Sync device.

 

Egnyte-to-Egnyte

Migration Tool Options Considerations Limitations
Content Lifecycle Archival Policy

Large migration projects and

the source may be changing and

May need permission migration from the source domain

Involves additional costs

Projects > 5 TB

Professional Services recommended 

It is an archive migration and

Retention Archival Deletion (RAD) package enabled and

Exact migration source folder paths for archival is defined

Projects < 5TB

Lifecycle policies need to be defined through the dashboard

For other Egnyte-to-Egnyte migration use-cases not covered above, contact Professional Services

 

 

 

3rd-Party Cloud to Egnyte

Migration Tool Options Considerations Limitations
Cloud FastPath
(3rd party tool)

Requires Professional Services contract or

Direct contract with Cloud FastPath or other 3rd party vendors

 

Content Lifecycle Migration

Currently in Beta.

Contact Professional Services for consideration.

Requires Professional Services contract 

Large migration projects and

the source may be changing and

Requires permission migration from the source

Involves additional costs

Projects > 5 TB

Retention Archival Deletion (RAD) package enabled

Lifecycle policies need to be defined through the dashboard

 

When to Consider Egnyte Professional Services

If you need help migrating to Egnyte, our professional services team can help. Egnyte Professional Services are especially helpful when you’re:

  • Migrating a large amount of data
  • Migrating from another cloud provider
  • Have multiple office locations
  • Have limited internal resources to help with the project
  • Egnyte supports relative links, but when migrating to Egnyte, things can get tricky. Talk to our PS team to find the best solution for migration
  • For other migration services not covered above

Reach out to your Account Manager today so we can begin customizing your roadmap to success.  If you are not sure of your Account Manager please send an email to customerservice@egnyte.com and someone will get back to you.