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
- In the Google Workspace Migrate platform, click New Connection.
- For Name, enter a connection name.
- For Type, select Fileshare.
- For Folder path, enter the local file path to the highest-level file share folder that you want to migrate.
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).
- For 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 email@example.com) and password of the administrator. The account you enter must have full control rights across the entire data repository.
- Click Create.
Troubleshoot a failed connection
If the connection fails, try these troubleshooting options:
- To verify the path and credentials, on the platform or node, try accessing the folder path using Microsoft File Explorer.
- To verify that there are no delays in the DNS resolution:
- Repeat the steps in Add a source connection for file shares (above).
- In step 4, in place of the UNC path, enter the static IP address (\\ip-address\share-name\folder-name).
- If the connection is successful, the failure is related to your DNS resolution.
- In the Google Workspace Migrate platform, click Connections. You might have to click Menu first.
- Point to the connection and click More Edit.
- Enter your changes and click Save.
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