Box Shuttle standard tooling is a self-service technology that allows you to migrate data off of source tools that are prevalent for many organizations. These different tools are similar in structure to Box and thus require less data transformation to migrate.
Head over to Introduction to Box Shuttle to learn more about Box's content migration technology, and read on to learn more about the specific capabilities of Box Shuttle standard tooling.
Box Shuttle standard tooling is a great fit for you if:
- you have content in one of the supported source systems
- your source content permissions don't require rethinking
- you don't need to make changes to your folder structure
- you don't have complex or custom metadata requirements
- you have internal resources who can execute the content migration
With Box Shuttle standard tooling, centralize your content from different on-premises and cloud sharing tools into the Box Content Cloud, where you can take advantage of our full set of security, collaboration, and integration features. The source systems covered by Box Shuttle standard tooling include:
|On-premises storage||Cloud sharing tools|
When migrating content to Box, ensure that you are logging into Box as an administrator or co-administrator. When migrating from an on-premises system like a file server, Box Shuttle is configured by installing a small Windows app that runs in the background of your server and grants access to analyze and migrate your data. When migrating from cloud sharing tools, configuration is as simple as authenticating into your source tools as an administrator.
Box has a waterfall permissions model. One of the challenges with migrations to Box is reconciling permissions in other systems that conflict with waterfall permissions. Box Shuttle is purpose built to migrate from these source systems into Box and can help resolve any potential discrepancies between the two permissions models. Box Shuttle will provide you with simple decision points to understand what you want to do with these discrepancies, including:
Expand permissions: This option will open up sub-folders and content to users who have existing permissions farther up in the folder structure. This is a good option when permissions in the source tool have been more ad-hoc and there's not a lot of sensitive data contained within the waterfall.
Restrict permissions: This option will remove users who have permissions higher in the folder structure but do not have permissions for content or folders lower in the folder structure. This is a good option when the migration includes sensitive data and you need to ensure that content is not exposed to those who are not intended to have access
Skip files that have conflicts: If you'd prefer to reorganize content on the source tool, rather than apply a blanket decision to all content in this migration, you can have Box Shuttle skip these files and come back to them at a future delta sync.
Box Shuttle allows you to map content ownership from owners in your source system to provisioned users and groups in Box. Box Shuttle matches and suggests mappings based on the unique email addresses in each system, but you are able to modify this mapping. Additionally, you can remap content between users, which may be helpful when you have content owned by former employees or groups that needs to be reassigned in Box.
Box Shuttle standard tooling will automatically bring over standard, file-level metadata such as file created date and last modified date. This does not include custom metadata. To apply custom data, like "retention date," "contract type," or other fields that are unique to your content use cases, please leverage Box Shuttle managed migration services.
Box Shuttle standard tooling will allow you to decide whether to migrate content version history as part of your migration. In most cases, it's desirable to migrate version history. Box business plans (Business, Business Plus, Enterprise, and Enterprise Plus) allow for the maintenance of 50+ version histories for any given piece of content.
Using Box Shuttle standard tooling
All Box business plan customers are entitled to migrate up to 10 terabytes of data into Box for free, via Box Shuttle standard tooling. Box Enterprise Plus customers are entitled to migrate up to 20 terabytes of data into Box for free, via Box Shuttle standard tooling.
Once you've used your 10 or 20 terabyte entitlement, you're welcome to migrate more content to Box via Box Shuttle advanced tooling, which allows for migrations that match the above criteria, as well as more advanced capabilities as outlined in this article.
If you're ready to get started with your migration, please fill out this quick survey to gain access to Box Shuttle standard tooling!