When you use the data migration service, you can pause, restart, cancel, or exit a migration. Learn more about the data migration service.
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Manage a migrationBefore you begin
To access the data migration service in the Google Admin console:
From the Admin console Home page, go to Data migration.
To pause and restart a migration:
- Do one of the following actions:
- To pause a migration for all users, leave the boxes next to all users unchecked and click MorePause all migrations in the Migrations table.
- To pause a migration for certain users, check the box next to the users and click Pause user migration.
- Select the accounts you would like to resume and click Resume user migration. The data migration service resumes where it left off.
Note: After you pause a migration, the migration process can continue for up to 10 minutes.
If you want to edit the migration settings during a running migration, you must first cancel the migration.
To cancel a migration for all users, click MoreExit migration in the Migrations table.
If you cancel a migration that’s in progress and run the same migration again later, the data migration service restarts and migrates all the data again. However, your new G Suite email account automatically identifies duplicate messages and eliminates them.
Verify the status of a migration
When the migration finishes, the word Complete appears in the Status column for a user in the Migrations table. To view metrics about a migration, point to Complete in the Status column. A tooltip displays the following statistics:
- Items successfully migrated
- Items that failed to migrate
- Total items discovered
How to exit
To exit a completed migration, click MoreExit migration in the Migrations table.
Metrics for a completed migration
When you exit a migration, a migration report is sent to all super administrators of the account and the migration role account.
Information about a completed migration is displayed on the Data Migration page for 15 days, or until you exit the migration. Once you exit a migration, the ability to send further reports is no longer available.
A migration exits automatically after 15 days. If it does, you won't receive a migration report.
Tip: It’s important to track a migration’s progress so you don’t miss this reporting information. Check a migration's progress every few days and exit the migration if it's successful.