How to migrate files and folders from google Drive to Koofr

What happens when you have a free Google account with 15 gigabytes of total storage, and you run out of space on your Google Drive? Can you migrate your files to a different storage provider? In today’s post, I will illustrate the different ways in which you can transfer files from google Drive to Koofr, a cloud storage and collaboration platform we use extensively at gaathastory.This post is published as a `Saasy Sunday` blog post as part of my #bloggingchallenge. When 15 gigabytes of storage space runs out I have moved (and screwed up) files and folders from Koofr to gDrive and vice versa more times than you would care!! If you don’t want to be too adventurous, let us say you have a gDrive account , let’s call it “A” . Then in gDrive for A: _Stage Zero_: Move all other docs and folders to a parent folder called “Sync-To-Koofr” or something like that . (Referred to as “Sync” for convenience going forward) (optional: move all gDocs and gSlides to folders called /gDocs and /gSlides folders respectively, This is an optional prudent measure if considering rclone, you can skip this step). That gives you a whole bunch of alternatives to consider. Alternative 1: In Koofr connect gDrive A to Koofr. This is how it looks for me in iOS app https://koofr.eu/help/connect-other-cloud-services/how-can-i-connect-google-drive-to-koofr/ Copy “Sync” folder from gDrive A to Koofr. **Copy, not move**. In Move option, if an error occurs, you lose the files. Remember, it is like cut+paste versus copy+paste. – Once transfer is complete, check in Koofr status if all files have transferred. Then delete “Sync” from gDrive. All can be done via web browser.
Looks like Alternative 1 it is for @ympkerAlternative 2: These days, I would prefer a vps with rclone configuration to move files from gDrive to Koofr. Something Like @vuong mentioned. Keep a similar folder structure, from gDdrive copy the “Sync” folder to vps. Alternative to copy: Use ‘rclone sync’ command. Next. From vps move files to Koofr. Delete from gDrive and VPS once files’ sanity check is done on Koofr. I like to keep the option of `–log-file transfer.log` flag in rclone for transfer or sync. Alternative 3: Download the “Sync” folder from gDrive to local machine. gDrive will make a .zip and send to you. Chrome you get automatic download as always. In FFalso, upto 10 GB no problem faced by me. Unzip the folder into local machine, sync locally with Koofr app if installed on local machine. Or, upload the zip to Koofr and upzip. Delete originals from gDrive and local Alternative 4: On Mac or Windows (possible in Linux too but haven’t tried), not sure about a Chromebook Install gDrive and Koofr apps. “Hot sync” gDrive’s “Sync” folder to local machine. All content gets downloaded to local. Next, Disconnect gDrive. Then, “Hot sync” same folder to Koofr. All files get uploaded there. Identical folder structure. Disconnect Koofr from local machine Finally, Delete “Sync” folder from local and gDrive Alternative 5 (known in S Asia or among South Asians as a “Desi Jugaad” best can be described as a “duct Tape solution” ) @seriesn @vimalware may be familiar with the term. Open a new google account. Let us call this new account as account B. Invite your new account (B) from existing account (A) : ie share “Sync” folder from gDrive A with new account, gDrive B. Log out. Next, Log on as account B, copy shared folder to gDrive of B. Log out from B Log on to A, disconnect the share, delete the “Sync” folder from A. As they say, Sky is the limit !!  

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1. Create the “Super folder” in gDrive and move all files that are NOT docs or slides. [![img](https://talk.lowendspirit.com/uploads/editor/c7/avkh9jyyff33.jpg)](https://talk.lowendspirit.com/uploads/editor/c7/avkh9jyyff33.jpg) 1. Copy all the files from gDrive to Koofr – of copy the parent folder, your choice. In my case, I created a folder with identical name in Koofr, and copied the files from gDrive to Koofr. [![img](https://talk.lowendspirit.com/uploads/editor/h2/9x048rvgmv3c.jpg)](https://talk.lowendspirit.com/uploads/editor/h2/9x048rvgmv3c.jpg) 1. Check in Koofr’s transfer manager if the files have been copied successfully. (You can see a link called “Jobs” on top right in desktop. ![img](https://talk.lowendspirit.com/uploads/editor/96/dq5p3iz4yujv.jpg) 1. Check if Koofr has the same files + folder strucrure. [![img](https://talk.lowendspirit.com/uploads/editor/ju/c9ly7cruvoyn.jpg)](https://talk.lowendspirit.com/uploads/editor/ju/c9ly7cruvoyn.jpg) 2. Delete all non-doc and non-sildes from gDrive once satisfied. [![img](https://talk.lowendspirit.com/uploads/editor/g8/6zxsk8pfe7ib.jpg)](https://talk.lowendspirit.com/uploads/editor/g8/6zxsk8pfe7ib.jpg) —— ** I created that from within Koofr btw- since my Koofr-gDrive connection is Read + Write. I manage 4 gDrive and 2 Dropbox accounts via Koofr. The Desktop and mobile apps like for gDrive: https://www.google.com/intl/en/drive/download/ Edit: Someone asked in a Facebook group if the above methods could be used to create and transfer “Images” or clone the drives. I do not believe that is the case. There are specialist tools like Macrium that do the job well.I replaced the 256 gb drive on my wife’s Win 10/Dell with a 1 TB drive, took half an hour, everything just the same as before with advantage of increased space and speed. Coming back to creating replica or “Image” of the drives.. What option and method to consider… Depends on whether you are looking to restore files only; or files + operating system files and applications. And the operating system of course. And will depend on the operating system. Over the years I have used the following to typically transfer between 500 GB and 800 GB… -Time Machine on Mac (complete backup incl OS, apps and files) -Zoolz in Mac and Windows (when it worked, restoration was painfully slow) Apps and files -pCloud of Koofr: Mac apps, Linux AppImages and files – Creating an “image” file or snapshot on Linux OS, apps, files – added later: Macrium for cloning and resorting windows, applications and files Now I have two machines, a Thinkpad and a Thinkcentre. Both have identical folder structure, both get synced every Friday with a VPS. https://koofr.eu/blog/posts/learning-the-basics-of-koofr-with-rclone
This post was updated on 2022-02-15