Deadline: Schedule your Box to Dropbox Migration by Friday

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It’s the last call to get your move on! Michigan Medicine’s Box to Dropbox migration window closes this Friday, July 30. Here's the steps to take to avoid account deactivation. 

We all sometimes procrastinate, but this is one deadline you don't want to miss if you rely on Box for your day-to-day work. The steps are straightforward: If you have files or folders in your U-M Box account, visit the ITS Self-Service Migration page. There you can schedule a migration date, or request a Box extension if you need more time. If you do not take action by Friday, your Box account will be deactivated. 

What you need to do:

  • Review the Self-Service Migration page for information and step-by-step instructions on what to expect before, during, and after your migration.

  • Schedule a day to migrate your U-M Box data, request an extension, or delete your U-M Box account through the Self-Service Migration page. 

  • Communicate with collaborators to inform them about your scheduled migration date. A reminder that internal collaborator permissions will migrate, but external permissions will not.

Schedule your migration by July 30

A clarification that your Box migration needs to be scheduled by Friday, July 30, but it does not need to be complete by July 30. Most migration dates available now are between August - November. Once your migration date is scheduled, your Box account will remain active until your migration is complete. Most migrations are completed within 72 hours of your migration date, and you will receive email confirmation letting you know the process is done. 

Account Deactivation 

In the event that your U-M Box account is deactivated and you need to regain access, simply login to the ITS Self-Service Migration tool through the Self-Service Migration page and reactivate your account.  You will have 30 days to schedule your account migration before your account is deactivated again. 

Get Help

We greatly appreciate your support to move Box data to Dropbox in a timely manner. We understand this process is a major transition for you and is disruptive to our entire organization. The sooner we move all data out of Box, the greater our focus can be on normalizing our work in Dropbox.  

If you have questions, please visit the Box Retirement Project website first. Then contact your Unit Ambassador, the HITS Service Desk or the ITS Service Center.

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