Deduplication of files/folders

Learn how Movebot deals with deduplication of content in Google

Google Drive allows users to create (mostly by accident) duplicate folders and files.

Which is the real "folder1"?

Google is the only platform that allows users to create this sort of mess.

How Movebot deals with duplication

Duplicated data creates two main issues for Migrations.

1. Most destination systems do not allow duplicate files and folders.

2. Tracking changes is impossible with files that are named the same.

To facilitate safe data transfer, Movebot will rename files and folders that have duplicate names.

This deduplication ensures files are not lost and the folder structure is maintained.

Deduplication cannot be disabled

Although Google to Google transfers would support duplication, Movebot does not allow this behavior as it creates a risk of data loss.

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