File Environment Scan

A guide to File Environment Scans

File Environment Scan

Environment Scan allows you to plan and prepare your migration by performing analysis of your source file environment and reporting important information such as file and folder counts, data volume, permissions, and folder depth.

Reports are produced which can be exported and analysed. Using the information provided you can estimate your migration's duration more accurately, and address any potential issues before your migration even begins.


File Environment Scan is available for the following platforms:

  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive/Sharepoint
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • File System

Selecting Scope of Scan

Your CloudMigrator userlist is used to define the scope of the scan. You can choose to scan all accounts from your list, or just users selected for migration.

The files date range set in General Migration Settings limit the scope of the scan. This can be set to be the modified or created date of the files. The default values will scan all objects but this can be changed to limit the scope of your scan.

You can include or exclude file extensions or names within the configuration.

How to run an Environment Scan

After entering your source and destination server settings, populating your userlist, and configuring your settings, upon proceeding you will be prompted to run an environment scan. It is optional but recommended for all file platforms

Click 'Start' to begin the scan. CloudMigrator will connect to your source environment and capture file information. This can take up to several hours depending on the amount of data present.

Once the scan completes the data is reported on the Environment Scans page and can be exported to file.