Supported & unsupported features

Google Workspace to Google Workspace migration

Review the tables below for information on what features are supported and unsupported when running a Google Workspace to Google Workspace migration using Google Workspace Migrate.

Supported features

Gmail data Notes
  • Messages
  • Labels and label structure
  • Attachments
  • Filters and blocked addresses
  • Email delegation
  • POP & IMAP settings
Messages in Trash and Spam are skipped.
Signature The default signature for the primary Gmail account is migrated. 
Stars Stars are migrated, but only the default star color and shape is used.
Forwarding settings

External domain forwarding is not supported. Go to Email forwarding.

Drive attachments and hyperlinks Drive attachments and hyperlinks in messages aren't altered during a migration. They continue to link to the original content. 
Scheduled send status The message is migrated, but you must reschedule it manually. 


Google Calendar data Notes
  • Primary and secondary calendars
  • Internal and external events
  • Calendar settings
Calendar permissions During a migration, users are sent an email indicating that a calendar has been shared with them. To filter out these messages, go to Set up rules for content compliance.
Recurring calendar events External domain aliases are not supported.
Calendar event attachments Google Drive items attached to calendar events are reattached if the Drive items are also migrated.
Calendar resources Resources must be recreated manually or by bulk import in the target domain. Their calendars and event associations can be migrated if they’re correctly mapped.


Google Drive data Notes
  • Drive folder structures
  • Permissions
  • Orphaned Drive files
  • Non-Drive platform-specific files (.docx, pdf, etc.)
  • Non-Drive platform-specific file versions


Drive platform-specific files

Supported Drive platform-specific files are:

Drive platform-specific file comments Go to Google comments.
Drive folder and file metadata Folders, files, and versions have modified dates and last modified user metadata is preserved.
Drive sharing for external users Go to Internal content shared with users outside your organization.
Externally-owned files Go to Externally owned Drive files that have been shared with internal users.
Shared drives Go to Shared drives.


Google Contacts data Notes
  • Personal contacts
  • Contact groups


Google Groups data Notes


Groups must be created in the target environment first. They aren’t automatically created by the migration process. 
Members Roles are migrated, but subscription preferences are skipped.
  • Group description
  • Who can see group
  • Who can join group
  • Who can post
  • Who can view conversations
  • Who can view members

Other settings, including member privacy, posting policies, email options, and member moderation, are skipped.

For details, go to View or edit group details


Google Tasks data Notes
  • Tasks
  • Lists
Migrated tasks don't maintain their order or hierarchy.
Recurring Tasks Only the primary recurring task is migrated.

Not supported

  • Calendar
    • Video and audio conferencing links in events
    • Extended properties
  • Contacts—Stars
  • Currents
  • Drive:
    • Platform-specific file revisions
    • Migration from shared drives to My Drive
    • Drive stars
    • Links within Drive files
    • Files and folders in Trash
    • Folder colors
    • Shared drive background images
    • Descriptions attached to files and folders
    • Custom application properties
    • Drive shortcuts
  • Gmail:
    • Send as settings
    • Snooze status
    • Signatures from non-primary Gmail addresses
  • Google Chat—Chat contacts and history
  • Google Groups
    • Group email history and archive
    • Member subscription preferences, pending members, and ban status
  • Google Hangouts
  • Google Keep
  • Google Sites
  • Google Vault
  • Google Workspace user license assignments
  • Third-party licenses


Watchpoints & best practices

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