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Set up the data migration service

1. Set up your new Google Workspace account

Supported editions for this feature: Business Starter, Business Standard, and Business Plus; Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus; Education Fundamentals, Education Standard, Teaching and Learning Upgrade, and Education Plus; Essentials Starter, Essentials, Enterprise Essentials, and Enterprise Essentials Plus; Nonprofits; G Suite Basic and G Suite Business.  Compare your edition

Make sure your new Google Workspace account is ready for the migrated data. 

Set up your new account

Before you migrate data, complete the following in your new Google Workspace account: 

  • If you’re using the Essentials edition, you must verify your domain before you begin. For details, go to Verify your domain to unlock Essentials features.

    If you're not using the Essentials edition, you can verify your domain before or after you run a migration.

  • You must give each user a user account before they can sign in and use Google services. The data migration service only migrates data to accounts of existing users. It doesn't create user accounts from the data it migrates. For details, go to Options for adding users.
  • Depending on what you’re migrating, you need to turn on the relevant service (Gmail for email, Directory for contacts, and Google Calendar for calendar events). For details, go to Turn a service on or off for Google Workspace users.
  • Before your users start to use Google services, they need a user license. For details, go to How licensing works.

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