Rackspace to Google Migration: What's Needed

Discover what we need to ensure a seamless transition from Rackspace to Google Workspace. Your smooth migration journey starts here!

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Rackspace to Google Workspace Migration System Requirements

1. Google Workspace Super Admin Credentials (Required)

We would need your Google Workspace Super Administrator email id and password to login and make required changes so Google can ingest the emails from Rackspace to your Google Workspace users mailboxes.

You can either provide your existing Google Workspace Super Administrator credentials, or create a new mailbox and assign it super administrator rights.

If you have not registered for Google Workspace yet, just sign up for it using your credit card, step by step instructions at below link.

2. Advance Payment (Required)

We use premium migration utility and expert resources for your Rackspace to Google Workspace migration, hence we require project advance fee to allocate our resources to your migration project.

Our digital invoicing system (Stripe) provides convenience to use any credit card to make payment instantly.

3. DNS Credentials (Optional)

You should also provide us access to your DNS, its the place where your domain name servers are hosted (e.g Godaddy), we will need to make certain changes in your DNS.

We follow a proven Rackspace to Google Workspace Migration process but please let us know If you are not comfortable sharing your DNS credentials.

We can also send the required DNS changes for you to make. You should be available on weekend for couple of hours if you prefer to do this yourself.

4. Your Business Logo

We can personalize your users Google Workspace mailboxes with your logo instead of Google’s default one.

This logo appears at the top of your users’ services window, after they sign in to their account.

Please provide us the logo with following format, size and dimensions :
-- PNG or GIF format
-- Maximum file size: 30KB
-- Maximum dimensions: 320 x 132 pixels

Important: Images with smaller dimensions will scale. But for the logo to upload, you must use the same aspect ratio.

5. Rackspace Credentials

Rackspace offers following 3 different email plans whereas migration is performed differently for each of them.

These plans also define type of data (e.g email, calendar, contacts) we can migrate for you.

Please choose your Rackspace Plan below to see what information we need for data migration.

(If you aren't sure which email plan you have with Rackspace, here is how to figure it out)

Select Your Rackspace Plan

See What's Needed for Google Workspace Migration

We use Rackspace Webmail

If you are using Rackspace Email – We will need email address and password of each of your users to migrate their data.

This password is used programmatically by our data migration utility which does not save any data except reporting stats like how many emails are migrated, success percentage etc.

We can migrate Email & Contacts for you, but not calendar as Rackspace does not provide a way to export calendar in this plan.

Reference Reading : Why are passwords needed?

We use Rackspace Hosted Exchange

If you are using Microsoft Exchange with Rackspace, then we will need a mailbox with impersonation rights on all the mailboxes, you will need to do following for it.

You can either provide us your existing Rackspace Administrator credentials, or create a new administrator account in Rackspace (its free, no license required) for us.

Reference : How to create a free Administrator account in Rackspace.

That is it, we'll handle the rest:).

We can migrate Email, Calendar and Contacts in this case.

We use Rackspace Office 365

If you are using Office 365 from Rackspace, We will need an Office 365 account with global administrator rights.

You can either provide us your existing Office 365 global/super administrator credentials, otherwise you can create a new user in Office 365 and assign global/super administrator permission to it.

We can migrate Email, Calendar and Contacts in this case.

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Customer Success Story

I highly recommend using Googally for painless migrations, the time and money saved are worth 100 times what we paid.

The entire process was done from my phone while I was traveling with my family on vacation: it couldn't have been any easier.

Christophe Suchy | CEO  | Caspertech | Addison TX

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Frequently asked questions about migrating to Google Workspace

What do you mean by piece of mind migration?

That’s a great question.

We don’t want you to juggling around systems, or answering 100 odd questions to migrate from Rackspace to Google Workspace.

All we ask for is to provide some information (mentioned here) and that's it.

Seriously, that's it.

We do every damn required thing to migrate you from Rackspace to Google Workspace without a glitch.

Though we can’t pay for your trip, but feel free to make a trip to Hawaii after providing us required information.

You don’t need to worry about what's happening with your migration, it is all taken care by Google Workspace experts.

How do you migrate in just a weekend?

We use premium migration utilities to migrate your data which means migrating at blazing fast speed.

For users with mailbox size of less than 5 GB, we usually migrate them fully within a weekend, so they see all data in their Google Workspace mailbox when they login on Monday morning.

For your email superman users with mailbox size of more than 5 GB, our smart migration utility migrates data from latest to oldest. So when they login to their Google Workspace mailbox on Monday morning, they will have at least last couple of years of email.

Rest of their emails will keep on migrating behind the scenes, so you are kinda all set (unless you are really lagging behind and want to reply to that 6 year old email:).

Can't we do this by our own?

Nothing is impossible.

If you are determined you can even go to the moon, so instead of asking “Can’t we do it by ourselves?” you should rather be asking “Should we do it ourselves”?

If you want to do it yourself, you can but you will need to put in a few days (or weeks) to learn the in and outs of Google Workspace migration, and have some patience to hit and try things.

So unless you are a student and want to learn things by investing a few days or weeks, it will make better business sense to hire us.

We do Google Workspace migrations every day as we make our living with it. Our years of learning and experience can help you migrate smoothly to Google Workspace within a weekend.

This will definitely save you substantial time, energy, money, and of course remove risk of losing your valuable data.

Will we lose emails during migration?

Thats not why you hired us, right?

Well, obviously there are some limitations where Gmail will reject to accept emails, think of cases where someone is trying to migrate an email with virus, or an email with an attachment larger than 50 MB (Gmail’s limit is 50 MB).

But other than these fair reasons, all your emails would go right into your Gmail just like cream cheese in a plain (toasted) bagel.

You can learn more about our detailed migration progress here : Google Workspace Migration Process

How will we track migration process?

Communication is the key, you do not like to follow up, we get it, and we are on your side for it.

You will get access to our online project management tool where you would see all the project tasks along with their status listed, our team will keep updating it every few hours.

You don't need to spend time calling or emailing us, simply open the project link (from any device) to see the migration progress.

You can learn more about our detailed migration progress here : Google Workspace Migration Process.

How do I get started?

Hmm, now we are talking!

Lets do it apple style.

This is the most easiest thing we ever created where we redefined the definition of simplicity.

If you want to migrate to Google Workspace without a glitch, contact us above (or simply click here) and we will provide you all information.

What if we have more questions?

You aren't alone, smart people do have questions (a lot of em), so do two things for now :

1. Pat yourself on the back.

2. Feel free to contact us with all of your questions, doesn't matter if you end up hiring us or not, but rest assured we'll answer your questions in details (all of them).