General Information

Cutover VS Staged: The Best Migration Strategy

Before understanding the critical difference between Cutover and Staged Migrations, we want to emphasize that Cloudiway is more than a migration tool. It is essential for us to apprehend the time it will take to move all of your data over to avoid throttles and bandwidth constraints. Two of the most common migration strategies are […]

What is the Mapping Table used for?

The mapping table is used to convert email addresses everywhere it is needed. It is used to convert email addresses found during the migration. For Mail Migration, it is used to convert email addresses in: Mail headers Contacts appointments (Calendar entries) For Drive Migration, Sites, Groups, and Teams migration: It is used to convert permissions […]

Character Limitations During File Migration

This article explains the different character limitations you have to consider regarding your folder and file names. While some limitations come from Microsoft, you may face other unexpected restrictions between different tenants, such as Google Workspace to Microsoft 365.   1. Invalid characters Certain characters are not allowed for use in folder and file names […]

Cannot Contact Site At The Specified URL

Problem to contact Site You notice the following error message in your migration logs : Start() Error for : Unable to connect to the target : Unable to login to ‘’ Cannot contact site at the specified URL   Cause 1: During File Migration This is because the OneDrive account for this user […]

What Is The Preprocessing Task For File Migration?

Preprocessing is a task that can be executed before a file migration. The task will be used only when OneDrive is a target. Scenario Description of the PreProcessing task Google Drive in source Check credentials (service account & private key) Save the Google display name in our DataBase OneDrive in source Check credentials (admin/password, AppId/AppSecret/AppRealm) Gives […]

How native Google Drive files are migrated

This article explains how native Google Drive files are migrated. During a migration from a Google Drive to another system (OneDrive or SharePoint Online), native Google Drive files are converted to Microsoft Office documents. The following table shows how they’re matched up: During migration from one Google Drive to another, native Google Documents are migrated as native Google […]

Google Groups: What Is Migrated And What Are The Considerations?

Prerequisites Mapping table: In order to migrate the list of users who have subscribed to the Google group, a mapping table of users must be defined. The list of mail users to migrate is used as a mapping table, it defines the source and email address of every user. You can add a user to the […]

Delta Pass During Google Sites Migration

Cloudiway Migration platform supports delta migration for all kinds of data (Mails, Files, collaborative Google Sites). This article describes how delta migration is working when migrating Google sites. Delta during Google sites migration When migrating from Google sites to SharePoint Online, the Cloudiway migration stores all migrated item IDs and dates of modification internally. The […]

Google Sites To SharePoint Migration: Limitations

This article describes the current limitations of the solution. Limitations Publishing Sites are currently not supported. Hierarchical hierarchy vs flat hierarchy Google site has a hierarchical organization of pages. Each page can contain subpages and is organized in a tree. For example: SharePoint stores pages in a flat library. To avoid page name conflicts, Cloudiway […]

Google Workspace to Office 365: what is migrated and what are the limitations?

This article explains what is migrated during a Google Workspace to Office 365 migration and the limitations. We have prepared a list for you with all the items (Mails, Settings, Services, Files, Permissions, Meta Data, and more). Click here to download this one-page document. Mailbox migration Migrated: Mailboxes Emails Google Starred emails will be migrated […]

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