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, and Google Drive Enterprise customers at this time. For more information on how to register for the 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–Two Windows Servers, each with at least 16 cores, 64 GB of RAM, and a separate disk for the database data. For the separate disk:
      • MySQL–We recommend 1 TB per 200 million migrated objects.
      • 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.
    • 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.

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.

Next step

Install and set up G Suite Migrate