Box Shuttle advanced tooling is a self-service technology that allows you to migrate data off of 15 source tools that exist across many organizations. In many cases, these tools are quite different structurally from Box, but Box Shuttle helps you execute migrations with ease by providing step-by-step instructions and decision points that are customized to the source tool you are working with.
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 advanced tooling.
You might consider Shuttle advanced tooling if:
- you have more than 10 TB of content to migrate
- you have a source system not supported by standard tooling
- you need more granular permissions mapping options
- you need to redesign folder structures as part of your migration
With Box Shuttle advanced 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 advanced tooling include:
|On-premises storage||Cloud sharing tools||Bulk cloud storage|
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 advanced tooling offers the same tools for remediating permission conflicts as Box Shuttle standard tooling, listed below:
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.
Similar to Box Shuttle standard tooling, the advanced tooling enables 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 can fully customize this mapping in more granular detail using the mapping spreadsheet.
Box Shuttle advanced 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.
As with Box Shuttle standard tooling, Box Shuttle advanced 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.
Get access to Box Shuttle advanced tooling
Box Shuttle advanced tooling is licensed via a per-terabyte cost. You can work with your Box account team to get started with Box advanced tooling today!