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Tasks in a migration. Each action is run on a node server.


Used to migrate source data to your target domain.


Used by G Suite Migrate to access the source and target data environments and read, convert, and transfer data.


An additional migration step used to transfer new or modified source data to your target domain, once the primary migration is complete.

G Suite Migrate platform

The user interface for G Suite Migrate. The platform is where authorized administrators can set up, manage, and run migrations.

Identity mapping

A mapping that transfers source identity references to G Suite identity references.


A one-column list of values used to define the scope of access that’s available to a connection, scan, or bridge. For example, a list of mailboxes in Exchange.


Determines what content gets migrated and where it gets migrated to. The entries in a smart mapping are validated.

Node servers

Servers used to run actions (parts of a scan).


Tasks in bridges or scans. Each partition is run by an available node within the G Suite Migrate infrastructure.


A shared working space where administrators can collaborate on migration tasks.


A survey of the source data. A scan generates reports that are used to assess the amount and type of source data.

Scoped view

Defines what data is accessed by a scan.

Settings template

Used by bridges to apply settings between 2 connections. Determines what types of content is migrated and how the data appears after a migration.

Source environment

The environment you’re migrating from.

Target environment

The environment you’re migrating to.


A record of any object that is processed by G Suite Migrate.

Tree view

Displays the content located in a connection. You can use it to explore the data structure.