Why Backup Box Files to Dropbox?

Box, as one of the major cloud storage and file sharing services, is used to store, backup, and share files, photos, and videos online. Box allows you to store all kinds of files like photos, videos, presentations, school papers, spreadsheets in it with 10 GB free storage space.

Dropbox is another great cloud storage service which provides 2 GB free storage space for you to use. And it shares similar functions as Box does. You could take a look at the table below to find the differences between Box and Dropbox.

  Box Dropbox
Free Storage 10 GB 2 GB
Max Storage 100 GB for personal/ unlimited for business Unlimited
File Syncing Selective sync Selective sync and block-level sync
File Sharing Permissions, expiry dates, passwords Permissions, expiry dates, download limits
Transfer Speed Download at 450 Mbps and upload at 21 Mbps Download at 460 Mbps and upload at 22 Mbps

Form the Box vs Dropbox table, we can find that Box offers more free storage but less max storage than Dropbox does. And Dropbox supports quicker transfer speed with safer sync function.

As a matter of fact, Dropbox has pretty much large user base than Box, you could backup Box files to Dropbox and set up automatic mode in order to collaborate with both Box and Dropbox users easily. Because after backing up, you can use the same files stored in different clouds safely without concern. What’s more, backing up Box to Dropbox and other cloud drive services can also help you obtain double assurance for the security of your personal and business data.

How to Backup Box Files to Dropbox Automatically with MultCloud

The normal solution about how to backup Box to Dropbox which you could find through the Internet maybe is to manually download files from Box and upload files to Dropbox all by yourself. As you can imagine, this traditional way will spend so much of your time and energy while the speed of process really depends on your network.

However, we have tested out a great solution for you to set up automatic backup from Box to Dropbox easily without downloading and uploading. This solution is based on a free web-based cloud file manager called MultCloud


MultCloud, a multifunctional third-party tool, is designed to help you manage, transfer, sync, backup, and migrate files between 30+ leading cloud storage services without switching cloud accounts or installation. 

Among all the fascinate functions (Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, Remote Upload, Public Share, Private Share, Source Share, Sub-accounts Management, etc.) which MultCloud provides to every user, the Cloud Backup function may suit you most if you are going to backup Box files to Dropbox automatically.

• Seamlessly Protect Cloud Data with Offline Backup

MultCloud can automatically backup Box to Dropbox in daily, weekly, or monthly schedule plan and supports offline backup. By setting up schedule plan, all the data you backup from Box will be safely protected in Dropbox and other clouds seamlessly.

• Intelligently Save Cloud Storage Space

The second time when MultCloud backup from Box to Dropbox automatically, only the modified files and folders will be backed up. So, your Dropbox account will not be quickly filled up.

• Conveniently Manage Cloud Backup Versions 

MultCloud is able to store at most 200 versions of each Cloud Backup task for you to clearly view and manage. Only with simple steps, you can easily decide to delete or restore backup of Box to Dropbox from one of the versions.

Automatically Backup Box Files to Dropbox by Cloud Backup

Please follow the step-by-step instruction below to learn how to backup Box to Dropbox by Cloud Backup.

Step 1. Sign up MultCloud for free.

Sign Up MultCloud
Sign Up MultCloud


  • You can click “Try without signing up” to enter with a temp account.
  • You can also log in MultCloud with Google or Facebook accounts.

Step 2. Click “Add Cloud” and choose Box to add it to MultCloud. Then add Dropbox to MultCloud as well.

Add Box and Dropbox to MultCloud
Add Box and Dropbox to MultCloud

Tip: You can add as many clouds as you have to MultCloud for free. Because MultCloud sets no limit to the number of adding cloud.

Step 3. Enter “Cloud Backup” page, select Box or files and folders in it as the “Source”, then select Dropbox or a folder in it as the “Destination”.

Backup Box Files to Dropbox by Cloud Backup
Backup Box Files to Dropbox by Cloud Backup

Step 4. Set up “Options” and “Schedule” about your Cloud Backup task.

  • Email: Turn on to receive an email notification when the Cloud Backup task is completed.
  • Filter: Let MultCloud ignore or only backup files with certain file extensions.
  • Schedule: Set up to backup Box to Dropbox automatically in daily, weekly, or monthly scheduled plan.
Set Up Schedule of Cloud Backup Task
Set Up Schedule of Cloud Backup Task

Step 5. Click “Backup Now” and MultCloud will start to backup files from Box to Dropbox immediately as your plan.


  • As is mentioned above, MultCloud supports offline backup. So, you can close the website or your device after the Cloud Backup task starts.
  • If you have a large demand on backing up files, you can actually upgrade to premium account so that MultCloud will transfer your data with superfast speed.

After backing up Box to Dropbox in MultCloud, you are allowed to manage all the versions of your Cloud Backup task from the “Task List”. And you can easily choose a certain version to delete or restore with simple steps.

Find Backup Version from Task List
Find Backup Version from Task List
Restore a Version of Backups
Restore a Version of Backups


By learning how to backup Box files to Dropbox with MultCloud, now you can enjoy the great experience of using Cloud Backup to backup from Box to Dropbox automatically and securely. And you can use this method to backup OneDrive to Dropbox and other cloud storage services as well. 

What’s more, if you only want to backup Box to Dropbox for just once, the Cloud Transfer function can also give you great help. You can transfer from Box to Dropbox by Cloud Transfer and set up “Delete all source files after transfer is completed.” so that the source of your backups will be deleted automatically.

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