Knowledge of Dropbox and Amazon S3

As known, Dropbox is a cloud service that lets you sync files between your computers and mobile devices to bring your files, photos and videos anywhere and share them with others easily. Amazon S3, whose full name is Amazon Simple Storage Service, is a fully redundant data storage system. S3 makes it easy to store and retrieve any amount of data, anytime, from anywhere. Notice that we focus on Amazon S3, not Amazon Cloud Drive here, please click to learn what's the difference between Amazon Cloud Drive and S3.

Nothing is perfect, both Dropbox and Amazon S3 have advantages and disadvantages. So people use both of them. But what will happen if you want to transfer, sync or backup files from one cloud service to another? Are you going to manually do it by downloading files to your local disk and re-uploading to your new service? Is a better way to do it, right? We recommend MultCloud to help you backup, sync and move files from Dropbox to Amazon S3.

Backup Dropbox to Amazon S3 with MultCloud

Next, let’s go to move files from Dropbox to Amazon S3 bucket.

Step 1: We have to connect MultCloud account to Dropbox (MultCloud accounts are FREE!).

Add Dropbox

Since the authorization system of MultCloud is based on OAuth, which is a standard authorization framework that enables third party applications to build up a connection to HTTPS services, you can get access to MultCloud without username and password required. So for Dropbox, you only need a display name. Then click the Add button which will open a new window or tab where Dropbox will ask you to give MultCloud permission to authorize your Dropbox account.

Step 2: When you add Amazon S3 to MultCloud, you will need to enter specific information so that MultCloud can communicate with Amazon S3. You will need the following:

Bucket Name

Access Key ID

Secret Access Key

Add Amazon S3

How to get them please visit: https://www.multcloud.com/tutorials/s3-key.html. Then click the Add button and follow the instruction to grant Amazon S3 to MultCloud.

Step 3: After both Dropbox and Amazon S3 are in MultCloud, you are now ready to backup your files from Dropbox to your Amazon S3. Select all files in Dropbox by checking the box on the top panel near “Name”. Then drag them to Amazon S3.

Dragging files in Dropbox to Amazon S3

Progress box

During the copy process, you can see progress box on the right bottom in MultCloud. Once completed, the status will show success.

More about MultCloud

Of course, Multcloud as a multiple cloud storage manager also supports other popular cloud storage services:

  • Clouds supported by MultCloud are: Google Drive, Box, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, Alfresco, Hubic, Evernote, OneDrive, MEGA, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, Flickr, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, BaiDu, WebDav and FTP/SFTP.

It also has other management operations (see picture below) such as deleting files, renaming files, previewing jpg, pdf, etc, searching specified files and so on. You can rest assured of using MultCloud to sync, backup or transfer files across cloud services.

Right-click context menu of MultCloud

Now MultCloud supports scheduled file copy, thus you can backup Dropbox to Amazon S3 regularly even after power off.

Schedule Transfer

Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.