Google Cloud Storage migration guide

Planning to migrate from Google Cloud Storage? We got you covered!

Using the Import tool, it only takes a couple of clicks to migrate all of your video content from Google Cloud Storage to The tool only requires read access to your Google Cloud Storage bucket.

Check out the Import tool now.

What's the cost?

We understand that when you want to move to a different provider, it takes effort and development resources. You also want to make sure that it is cost-efficient, especially if you are moving to to save costs. gives you the ability to migrate for free and avoid paying anything for encoding!

Granting read access to your GCS bucket

To access your content on Google Cloud Storage, needs read access. This means that you need to grant the Import tool's external service account read access to GCS objects.

You can grant this access in two quick steps:

  • select the project and bucket that you want to migrate
  • grant read access to the Import tool

1. Select your project and bucket

  • Go to the Google Cloud Console, log in to your account and select the project you want to use.
  • Navigate to Cloud Storage > Buckets.

Showing the Buckets menu in Google Cloud Storage

  • Select the bucket that you want to migrate.

Showing the list of buckets in Google Cloud Storage

  • Click on the "Permissions" tab and click on "Grant access". This enables you to add a new member to the bucket.

Showing the Grant access button in Google Cloud Storage

2. Grant read access to the Import tool

Once you have navigated to the bucket that you want to migrate, you need to add the Import tool as a principal and assign Storage Object Viewer role:

Showing the Grant access dialog box Google Cloud Storage

  • In the "Grant access" dialog box, enter in the "New principals" input field.
  • In the "Role" dropdown menu, select "Storage Object Viewer".
  • Save your changes.

The Import tool's service account now has read access to the Google Cloud Storage bucket you selected. You can now import videos from this bucket.

Import the videos

Once you have granted all necessary access, you can start the migration.

  1. Navigate to the Import tool.

  2. Select Google Cloud Storage from the list.

  3. Next, enter the name of the Google Cloud Storage bucket that you want to migrate.

  4. Next, the tool retrieves the available videos from Google Cloud Storage. Select the videos you would like to import.

  5. Select the videos you want to migrate, and start the import process.

The process displays the upload status and encoding status for each video.

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