How Do I Migrate from G Suite to Google Drive?
“I am merging data from my Education G-Suite account, which is being phased out by my college, and into a regular account that I am setting up as a mirror. While the G-Suite account is deleted, will all of the items I have shared with my new account disappear (Drive documents, Keep notes, etc.), or will they simply continue to exist in my new accounts? I see there is no way to transfer beyond the laborious process of copying each individual file over and duplicating all notes. I am able to transfer ownership, but I cannot transfer ownership across domains. Any suggestions for a bulk transfer?? Thanks”
This question comes from Google Forum. It reflects a common problem that many graduates can no longer use G Suite because of their graduation, so they need to transfer data from G Suite to Google Drive. However, they cannot transfer ownership across domains, that’s really a tricky problem. Is there any way that can transfer between G Suite and Google Drive directly along with the ownership? Luckily, in this article, we will introduce 2 ways to help migrate G Suite to Google Drive easily.
Solution 1: Use “Download your data” with Google Drive
You can download data you need from Google products in a few steps and create an archive to use the data in other services. Follow the detailed instructions below to complete the operation.
Step 1. Go to “Download your
Step 2. Select data to include and click “Next” button.
Step 3. Customize the archive format.
Step 4. Get your archive.
To learn more about how “Download your data” works, click Google Takeout to get the answer.
Note: Using this method will convert Google files to common formats. For example, Docs files will be converted into .docx files, and Sheets will be converted to .xlsx formats, etc. If you want to convert them back, you may need to open Google Drive→Settings and select “Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor format” option.
Following this way can help you easily transfer G Suite to Google Drive but it will take from a few minutes to a few days according to your data size. If your data size is very large, especially, if you want to migrate entire account, then it's not the best choice. To avoid such a situation, here in the following parts, we will offer a new way for you to achieve migration between G Suite and Google Drive.
Solution 2: Migrate G Suite to Google Drive with MultCloud
MultCloud is a free cloud to cloud transfer tool which focuses on transferring files across clouds based on a web page without downloading and uploading. As long as you add cloud drives you have had to MultCloud, you can start the transfer process. Currently, MultCloud supports more than 30 cloud drives including Dropbox for Business, OneDrive for Business, G Suite, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, MEGA, etc.
It has three main features: “Cloud Explorer”, “Cloud Sync” and “Cloud Transfer”. For “Cloud Explorer”, it can help achieve remote upload to Google Drive directly; for “Cloud Transfer”, it can help you transfer Google Drive to another account without switching clouds; for “Cloud Sync”, it can help you create sync relationships between OneDrive accounts.
To learn how MultCloud meet your demand, following parts will guide you step by step to achieve migration from G Suite to Google Drive.
Step 1. Create One Account
Before starting the transfer process, you need to prepare one MultCloud. You may need to create it or click “Experience without signing up” option to get one temp account so you can test it.
Step 2. Add Clouds to MultCloud
Log in MultCloud, click “Add Clouds” icon, click “G Suite” from the cloud listed below and follow the instruction to add it to MultCloud.
- To add G Suite to MultCloud, please confirm whether you have the G Suite administrator permissions. If you do not have it, contact your G Suite administrator and assign it to you.
- You need to log in G Suite official website first.
- You need to install “Cloud Transfer---MultCloud” first through G Suite Marketplace app and install it through “DOMAIL INSTALL”.
It’s more easy to add Google Drive to MultCloud. You only need one Google account and password so you can add it to MultCloud.
Step 3. Migrate G Suite to Google Drive with “Cloud Transfer”
Click “Cloud Transfer” icon, select entire G Suite as the source, select your Google Drive as the destination, click “Transfer Now” and wait for the process to complete.
- After transferring files to Google Drive, the ownership will also be copied to your Google Drive. In brief, each account has the full permissions to deal with files in each account and these two accounts are not affected by each other.
- If you want to delete all files in G Suite after migration process is complete, tick “Delete all source files after transfer is complete.” option when creating the task.
Following any solution from above mentioned methods, it can help you migrate G Suite to Google Drive easily. If you prefer to use MultCloud to realize your demand, you can try many advanced features including file encryption, two way sync, etc. Learn more features, from product page.