Create & run a bridge

You use a bridge to migrate data from a source connection to your Google Workspace account. You specify a source connection, target connection, settings template, and different types of mappings and lists to create a bridge.

Create a bridge

  1. In the Google Workspace Migrate platform, click New and thenBridge.
  2. Enter a name for the bridge.
  3. Complete the following information:
    1. Source connection
    2. Target connection (select the service account you are using to connect to Google Workspace)
    3. Settings template (default or customized)
    4. Mapping
    5. Identity mapping
  4. (Optional) To add a sharding users list, click More options and then, next to the option, click the Down arrow  and select the mapping or list.
  5. Click Create.

Run a bridge

  1. In the Google Workspace Migrate platform, click Bridges. You might have to click Menu  first.
  2. (Optional) To edit the bridge, click Settings .
  3. Click Run and thenRun.

View progress of a bridge

In the Google Workspace Migrate platform, click Bridges to view the progress of a bridge. You can see the number of these types of transactions in real time:

  • Completed
  • Warning
  • Failed
  • Skipped
  • Crawled

The Data migrated number associated with a bridge reflects the size of the binary data that Google Workspace Migrate moved. It includes email messages (including attachments), files and their revisions, calendar attachments, and contact photos.

Modify what you see in a bridge

You can use filters to modify what you see when a bridge is running or completed. 

  1. Click Bridges. You might have to click Menu  first.
  2. Click any available filters (details below), complete the required fields, then click Apply.
    • State—Filters by the state of a migration. 
    • Source type—Filters by the type of source connection. 
    • Name—Filters by bridge name. 
    • Source connection name—Filters by the name of the source connection. 
    • Target connection name—Filters by name of the target connection. 
    • Started—Filters by the start date of the migration.
    • Completed—Filters by the completion date of the migration.
  3. (Optional) To reset a filter, click Remove  next to the filter. To reset all filters, click Reset.

Retry failed transactions (Optional)

After you have run the bridge, you might see some failed transactions. If you have resolved the issues that caused the failures (or the issue was temporary), you can retry the failed transactions. When retrying failures, Google Workspace Migrate reattempts to migrate items that didn’t migrate on a previous run. It doesn’t check for updates to the source data. It’s a useful first step when locating missing data, because it's quicker than running a bridge or a delta migration. 

  1. Click Bridges. You might have to click Menu  first.
  2. Point to the bridge you want to retry and click More and thenRetry failures .

The bridge attempts to migrate the failed items.

Next step

Monitor migration progress


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