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. For Name, enter a connection name.
  3. For Type, select Fileshare.
  4. 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). 

  5. 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 and password of the administrator. The account you enter must have full control rights across the entire data repository.
  6. 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:
    1. Repeat the steps in Add a source connection for file shares (above).
    2. In step 4, in place of the UNC path, enter the static IP address (\\ip-address\share-name\folder-name).
    3. If the connection is successful, the failure is related to your DNS resolution.

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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