This quick start guide provides you with the basic information to configure CloudM Migrate for a migration from Dropbox. It is highly recommended that you read the application documentation in full for your platforms in order to understand all of the options available to you during a migration.
Please ensure that the file content you are migrating from Dropbox is owned by the users you wish to migrate.
Please note that in addition to admin rights, the admin also needs to be a team member for any team folder being migrated.
Refer to Dropbox's Team Space Overview article for further details.
Creating a Dropbox for Business Application
Create an app in your Dropbox account
- Go to https://www.dropbox.com/developers/apps/create
- Sign in and Authorize, if you weren’t already.
- On the Choose an API step, select Dropbox API.
- On the Choose the type of access you need step, select Full Dropbox access.
- Enter a unique name in the Name your app field. That name will become a folder in your Dropbox account.
- Push the Create app button.
Apply all permissions
- Under the Permissions tab, select all the scopes and select “Submit”.
- This should give the relevant access to the app you have just created to communicate with CloudM Migrate.
Generate access token
- You’ll be presented with your app’s settings. Scroll down to the Oauth2 section and ensure that the redirect URI has been populated with the following:
- Under Access token expiration, select No expiration to ensure that the access token doesn’t expire during the migration.
- You are now ready to generate an Auth Token. Select the ‘Generate’ button near to the ‘Generated access token’ text.
- After the token has been generated, you will see a string of letters and numbers that will look similar to the following:
- This is your Dropbox API access token.
Configure CloudM Migrate
- Select Dropbox for Business in the platform selector:
- Enter the settings into the Dropbox for Business server settings
- Enter your license key. Please click Help > Licence Key to apply the licence. Paste in licence key and click Apply.
- Setup your destination platform. Instructions are available for G Suite, Google Vault, Microsoft Exchange or Office 365 and Exchange Online Archives.
- Test the configuration using the configuration test tool, available at ‘Tools->Check Connections’. See this article for more information about the connection test tool. You will also need to complete the settings for the destination platform before running this test. If any problems are encountered with the connection test, please examine the error and make the adjustments to your configuration settings.
- Generate your user list and select the users and items you would like to migrate in the ‘Users/Resources’ tab.
- Start your migration
If you have any specialized needs, or would like to learn more about the migration options and how they can be used to make sure your migration is performed in an appropriate way for your organisation, please refer to the advanced options