Get started with the data migration service

If you’re not sure which Google migration product to use, go to the migration product matrix.

You can use the data migration service to easily import data into your new Google Workspace account using the Google Admin console. All migrated data is copied, not moved or deleted, so you can still access the data in your source account after a migration. Depending on your source account, you can use the data migration service to migrate email, calendar, and contact data. 

Set up the data migration service

  1. Check whether your source account is supported

    You can migrate from most systems, but your source account and setup affects what data you can transfer.

  2. Get your new Google account ready for data

    Before you begin, make sure your new Google Workspace account is ready for the migrated data.

  3. Decide whether to turn on smart features and personalization

    Before you migrate data, you need to decide if smart features in Gmail and Google Chat and Meet as well as personalization features in other Google products can use data from Gmail, Chat, and Meet. For certain features to work, such as autosorting in Gmail, smart features and personalization must be turned on in the target account before you migrate data.

  4. Set up your source account

    To use the data migration service, you need to complete some setup steps in your source account.

  5. Start the migration process

    With the data migration service, you follow a simple, self-guided setup, migration, and troubleshooting process in the Admin console. Most mail servers can connect automatically.

Related topic

Is the data migration service right for my organization?

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