Transfer Google Workspace Data to Another Domain – Let’s see How?

admin | December 25th, 2020 | Cloud, G Suite, Google Workspace

Thinking about changing your primary domain? Then probably you are trying to transfer your organizational data with you. Here, in this article, we are gonna explain two solutions to effortlessly transfer Google Workspace data to another domain without any hurdle.

Generally, many Google experts recommend data migration service for data transfer. However, that solution only good for transferring emails between Google Workspace accounts or domains. It only provides the facility to transfer email and the rest of the organization’s data needs to be transferred manually with other means.

This is why the requirement for a third-party solution comes into the picture. There are automated solutions such as the Google Workspace migration tool that allows transferring complete data between Google Workspace accounts or domains.

transfer Google Workspace to another domain

Read both the solutions carefully and pick the one that best suited for your organization’s data transfer requirement. For comparison, we are listing the working steps and advantages of both methods over each other.

Transfer Google Workspace to Another Domain via Data Migration Service

The data migration service option in Google Workspace Admin Center allows administrators to manipulate/transfer data. Here, you need to login into the destination Google Workspace domain and initiate the data migration service for data transfer. Follow the steps below to transfer Google Workspace data to another domain:

1. First open Google Workspace admin console and choose “Data Migration” tab.

2. In next window, click on the “SETUP DATA MIGRATION SERVICE” link to proceed.

3. From the Source tab, select the source as “Google Workspace”. Once selected, all the other fields will hide, and then click on Next Step button below.

4. To transfer data from a particular date, set the date filter. After that, click on checkbox to include/exclude particular mailbox data transfer.

5. In the User selection tab, click on “Add Users” / “Bulk Upload CSV” for mapping source and destination domain user accounts.

  • Add Users: Use this option when you need to transfer single Google Workspace user account data to another domain. For this, enter the source email id and password and then select the destination user by typing name last field.
  • Bulk Upload CSV: Use this feature for mapping source and destination user account in bulk. Create a CSV file contain source email id, source password, and destination email id.

6. Finally, click on “Start Migration” button to initiate the data transfer.

Benefits of Using Manual Solution

  • Transfer Google Workspace data to another domain for free.
  • Move all emails or particular folder emails to new account
  • Need to perform few steps to initiate the data transfer.

Shortcoming of Data Migration Service

  • Migrates only emails to new domain
  • Requires source user account password for migration
  • No support for contacts, calendars, and document migration
  • Time taken to execute data transfer is quite high
  • No support for delta migration

Automated Solution To Transfer Google Workspace Data to Another Domain

If you aren’t satisfied with the manual data transfer process due to its shortcoming, then you can take the help of an automated Google Workspace migration tool. Using it you can simultaneously transfer emails, contacts, documents, and calendars to a new domain. Moreover, you can set date filters for transferring particular date-range data.

transfer Google Workspace to another domain

Apart from these, there are many more benefits of using this automated tool such as:

  • Category-wise transfer of data according to need.
  • Provides concurrent migration feature to transfer multiple user data simultaneously
  • Complete data migration to new domain
  • Doesn’t require admin or user password for migration (validation is done using project settings created by admin)
  • Provide unlimited delta passes to migrate newly arrived data after the previous attempt
  • Easy source and destination user account id mapping option for data transfer.
  • Provides dual migration report after completion: detailed and summary report.

Note: To know the working steps of an automated tool to transfer Google Workspace to a new domain, then click here.

Final Words

This article demonstrates the best ways to transfer Google Workspace to another domain. Here, we have provided two solutions for successful data transfer between the Google Workspace domain. Choose the method that suits your business requirement. For testing of automated tools, choose the demo version from the Activation tab of the tool. The free demo version provides free 2 user licenses for complete data migration without any restrictions.