Use DMS to migrate from Gmail

Migrate with the data migration service

If you're migrating to G Suite from a user's Gmail address, you can migrate email using the data migration service. If your legacy environment (where you are migrating from) isn't supported, try using another migration tool.

You must be signed in as a super administrator for this task.

Before you begin

Is my G Suite edition supported?

The data migration service supports G Suite Enterprise, Business, Basic, and Education accounts.

Set up your legacy environment (required)

Before you can use the data migration service, you need to prepare the environment you're migrating from. For details, see Prepare your legacy environment.

Use the data migration service to migrate Gmail

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Data migration.

    To see Data migration, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Select the Email option and click Continue.
  4. From the Migration source list, select Gmail.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. Do one of the following actions:
    • Accept the default options.
    • Chose whether to migrate deleted and junk email and whether to exclude specified folders from the migration. 
  7. Click Select Users.
  8. Hover over Add Add and click Select User Select user.
  9. In the Migrate From field, enter the user's old Gmail address.
  10. In the Migrate To field, start typing the user's new G Suite email address and choose from the list of suggested users. 
  11. Click Authorize. The Gmail account owner may be prompted to sign into Gmail.
  12. The Gmail account owner must review the request for permission to view and manage their mail and click Allow.
  13. Copy the authorization code and paste in the Authorization Code field in the Admin console.

    Note: You have 10 minutes to copy and paste the code before it expires. 

  14. Click Start.
  15. (Optional) To migrate Gmail for another user, repeat these steps. 

Tip: To exit a completed migration, click Settings Settings > Exit migration

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