Those steps work great for teams switching from Microsoft Exchange to G Suite all at once—but what if you're moving your personal Gmail accounts, or want to import your own data into your new company G Suite account?
Google has just the tool for you: Google Takeout. From google.com/settings/takeout, you can download nearly everything from your Google account.
Just open the Takeout page, and login with the Google account you want to export data from. If you're signed into multiple Google accounts, click your icon in the right corner and double-check. You'll then see 19 Google Apps that you can export data from, everything from Gmail and Google Contacts to Blogger and Fit.
You likely won't want everything, so you can tap the Select none button then tap each account that you do want to add it to your export. Then, you can choose the settings you want. To re-import your data to a new G Suite account, here's what to choose:
- Gmail: The default All Mail option is great, unless you only want specific messages—in which case, choose the labels with the messages you need.
- Google Contacts: Select the Comma Separated Value (.csv) format, as that's what you'll need to re-import the contacts to Google Contacts.
- Google Calendar: The default All calendars option is likely what you want; each one will be saved to its own
- Google Drive: The default options will convert your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides files to their Microsoft Office formats. That will work—though if you only want to view the files and want to make sure they look the same as before, you might want to select
Exporting all your data can take a while, so Google will email you when everything's done. Click the link, login again, and you can download a zip file of all your exported data. Now you're ready to import everything to your new Google account.