System requirements

Before you install G Suite Migrate, make sure that you meet the following system requirements.

Note: G Suite Migrate is only available to G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, G Suite Essentials, and G Suite Enterprise Essentials customers at this time. For more information on how to register for the G Suite Migrate Beta program, see this form.

G Suite Migrate requirements

Hardware requirements

  • Supported runtime—Microsoft .NET 4.5 or later.
  • Recommended operating system—Microsoft Windows Server 2016.
  • Supported browser—Chrome Browser.
  • At least 4 Windows Server machines:
    • Platform server—One Windows Server with at least 4 cores, 16 GB of RAM, and 200 GB SSD. 
    • Database servers—2 Windows Servers, each with at least 16 cores, 64 GB of RAM, and a separate SSD for the database data. For the separate disk:
      • MySQL—We recommend 1 TB per 200 million objects that you want to scan and migrate. 
      • CouchDB—At full logging, we recommend 1 TB per 40 million expected transactions. For detailed logging (errors only), we recommend 1 TB per 200 million expected objects.

        For more information about the databases, see Install the databases.

    • Node servers—At least one Windows Server, each with at least 4 cores, 16 GB of RAM, and 200 GB SSD. You might need more than one node server. For details, see How many node servers do I need?
  • Set all Windows machines (virtual or physical) to the high-performance power plan.
  • The platform and all nodes servers must have network access to all data sources.

Network requirements

  • Each server must connect to the other servers from within the same network.
  • Servers in the network should reside in close physical proximity.
  • You must disable Windows automatic updates.

G Suite requirements

  • A super administrator account on your target G Suite domain.
  • Access to the Google Cloud Platform Console.
  • A user account in your target G Suite domain for each person whose data you want to migrate. For information on how to create G Suite user accounts, see Options for adding users.
  • Before your users start to use Google products or services, they must have a user license. For details, see How licensing works.
  • G Suite services (for example, Gmail, G Suite Directory, and Google Drive) must be turned on for users on the target Google domain. For details, see Control who can access G Suite and Google services.

Google Drive requirements

  • If you’re migrating to a user's My Drive account, your G Suite super administrator account must have access to all users' My Drive accounts.
  • If you’re migrating to shared drives, your G Suite super administrator account must have read and write permissions for all user shared drive accounts.
  • Make sure that you are familiar with Shared drives limits. For more details on shared drives, see Best practices for shared drives.

Need help? 

If you need help with setting up G Suite Migrate or planning a migration, contact a Google Cloud partner.

Next step

Install and set up G Suite Migrate

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