Migrating Stand Alone G Suite Account Into Multi-Domain G Suite Instance

Background

Preparation

  • First, you will need to disassociate the users in source.com from the domain. If you have a secondary domain tied to your source.com account then you can move to the next step. If not then you will need to navigate to the Domain section of your account. There you will need to add the spare domain you can use to free up source.com. I used source.co.uk. To complete this, click the Domains menu item in the top-level G Suite menu and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • The next step is to Rename all your users so that instead of them being a.user@source.com they will become a.user@source.co.uk (or whatever spare domain you have used). You will do this by going into each user and clicking the Rename User option on the left, just under the user’s details.
  • The last task as you are going through your user list and renaming them is to reset their passwords. You will need to do this as during the migration you will need to know each users password. You can do this in the same user screen as above using the Reset Password option.

Migrate Data

  • On the next screen select “Set Up Data Migration”.
  • Under Migration Source, select G Suite and click Start.
  • In the next screen set the configuration settings as you want.

Transferring The Domain

  • Log in to the original account and navigate to the Domain section and click remove next to the source.com domain.
  • Log into target.com and navigate to the Domain section and add and verify the source.com domain.

Applying The Original Domain In You Multi-Domain Account

  • We need to rename the users from the spare domain we used to migrate back to source.com. You will do this by going into each user and clicking the Rename User option on the left, just under the user’s details. You will then select the source.com domain and save the changes.

Transferring G Suite Drive Files

Finalising The Migration

Wrapping Up

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