Why should we backup cloud drive?
Today, we store large number of data in cloud drive, thus we can access our data any time on any devices. However, everything has two sides. Although we save our files in cloud service, the service is in the remote place. We don’t know when the service will be broken or attacked or maintained. Once it stops working, we can’t visit our data. One truly news is that a company called Copy stopped its cloud server in April, 2016. So we should backup our file in Copy to another. There are many cloud services in the market, maybe sometimes a cloud drive being stopped or closed but has no notification especially small cloud companies. Using cloud backup is important for us as using local hard disk storage.
What is cloud backup?
As we know, in computer field, backup means copying data and save them to another place. Usually we will compress the backup image in order to restore it easily. Backup is the premise but restoration not always happen. For cloud, backing up to another cloud is better. If you backup to your local hard drive, it is meaningless. So when we talk about cloud backup, we mean backing up one cloud to another. For example, backup Google Drive to Dropbox. Thus we can achieve to our data in these two different cloud drives.
So how should I backup my cloud?
From last paragraph, we know transfer from Google Drive to Dropbox realizes cloud backup. The question is how to move the data? All data can be downloaded, then re-uploaded to another cloud drive, is it possible? For small volume data, this method is OK, but for large size files, it is impossible. This traditional way will spend a lot of time. In this article, my purpose is to show you the simplest steps to backup from one cloud to another. To fulfill the mission we need the help of MultCloud.
Know about MultCloud
MultCloud is a platform to manage multiple cloud drives in one place. Since it connects cloud drives together, it solves the trouble of downloading then reuploading. MultCloud is not only a transferring tool, but also a management app. It is based on website, you don’t need to install any other clients. MultCloud supports more than 20 clouds. Besides cloud drives, FTP/SFTP, WebDav, MySQL and so on are supported by MultCloud. MultCloud can even backup website to a new host.
Backup cloud by MultCloud
To start, you should create an account or click Experience without signing up. No matter in which way, after entering MultCloud, you should add your cloud drives into MultCloud.
When you add Dropbox or Google Drive such kinds of cloud drives, you only need to type a display name, then the authorization will jump to their official site. When adding other cloud drives, you may need to type username and password, that’s because those clouds don’t support OAuth authorization standard.
After adding, all your files in cloud drives can be displayed in MultCloud’s interface. If you plan to backup the whole Dropbox to another cloud, please check all of them, right clicking, selecting “Cut”, “Copy”, “Copy to” or direct drag is OK. If you want to backup Dropbox to multiple clouds, we suggest you to choose “Copy to” option. Details please see the following picture.
MultCloud supports multi-server parallel transmission. If you don’t want to commit backup task immediately, you can set backup date. Switch to Transfer interface, set and select “Schedule Later”.
Tips of backing up Google Drive
MultCloud developed a Google Chrome extension. We highly recommend you to install it to your browser. Then you can backup Google Drive to another cloud directly from the web edition of Google Drive. Tutorial please refer to here.
Besides backing up cloud drives with MultCloud, MultCloud has other useful functions. Since it manages all cloud services together, you can search across clouds to find your files easily. MultCloud also supports previewing many types of files, sharing your date to your friends and so on. MultCloud is safe to use, which does not save and record your data. It does not provide storage but traffic instead. You can get up to 10TB traffic freely. Stop waiting, try MultCloud please!