Add or edit a file share connection

You add a source connection to allow Google Workspace Migrate to read, convert, and transfer data from a file share to your Google Workspace account.

Add a source connection for file shares

  1. In the Google Workspace Migrate platform, click New ""and thenConnection.
  2. Under Name, enter a connection name.
  3. Under Type, select Fileshare.
  4. Under Folder path, enter the local file path to the highest-level file share folder that you want to migrate.

    Note: The path must be a network (UNC) path and can specify a machine (\\machine-name) or a share or folder on a machine (\\machine-name\share-name\folder-name). 

  5. Under Account, choose an option:
    • Select an existing account.
    • Select Add a new account. Then, in the Credential type field, choose an option:
      • To use the existing file share administrator username and password, select Default network credentials.
      • To add a new file share administrator, select Alternate credentials and enter the username (using the format and password of the administrator. 

        Note: The account you enter must have full control rights across the entire data repository.

  6. Click Create.

Tip: If the connection fails, on the platform or node, try accessing the folder path using File Explorer Manager to verify the path and credentials.

Edit a connection

  1. In the Google Workspace Migrate platform, click Connections. You might have to click Menu "" first.
  2. Point to the connection and click More ""and thenEdit.
  3. Enter your changes and click Save.

Next step

Create a sharding users list (Optional)

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