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Easiest Way to Backup Dropbox to Amazon S3 with a Free Tool

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Posted by @MultCloud

Nov, 21, 2019 | 3 mins read

In this post, we will introduce a free and professional cloud file transfer manager, MultCloud, to you to help you back up from Dropbox to Amazon S3 without using traditional way, Download and Uplaod method.

Knowledge of Dropbox and Amazon S3

Dropbox is a cloud service that can help 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 at anytime from anywhere. In this article, we mainly talk about AmazonS3, not Amazon Cloud Drive. Sure, you can find out the difference between Amazon Cloud Drive and S3 here.

Why Transfer Dropbox to Amazon S3?

Because Dropbox and Amazon S3 have their own advantages, many people have both storage tools at the same time. But what will you do if you want to copy from Dropbox to Amazon S3? Are you going to manually do it by downloading files from your Dropbox account to your local PC and re-uploading to Amazon S3?

Here in this article, we will recommend a free cloud to cloud file transfer manager, MultCloud, to you. With the help of it, you can quickly move files from Dropbox to Amazon S3.

How to Backup Dropbox to Amazon S3 with MultCloud?

Step 1. Create Account

Before performing corresponding operations, you need to create one MultCloud account.

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Step 2. Add Clouds

Click "Add Drives" button and follow the guide to add your Dropbox and Amazon S3 accounts to MultCloud.

Add Dropbox and Amazon S3
Add Dropbox and Amazon S3 to MultCloud


  • When you add Amazon S3 to MultCloud, you need to enter in Bucket Name, Access Key ID and Secret Access Key so your Amazon S3 can be added to MultCloud.
  • If you do not know how to get the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key, please refer to tutorials from here.
  • Step 3. View Accounts

    After adding your Dropbox and Amazon S3 accounts to MultCloud successfully, then will be listed under “Add Cloud Drives” in the left panel and you can manage them.

    Manage Dropbox and Amazon S3
    Add Dropbox and Amazon S3 to MultCloud

    Step 4. Backup Dropbox to Amazon S3 with “Cloud Transfer”

    Create a "Cloud Transfer" task to move Dropbox files to Amazon S3. Select Dropbox as the source, select Amazon S3 as the destination location. Click“Transfer Now” and wait for the process to complete.

    Backup Dropbox to Amazon S3
    Backup between Dropbox and Amazon S3


    • For “Cloud Transfer” feature, it supports selecting folders only. You can select several folders under your Dropbox account as the source.
    • If you want to transfer whole Dropbox to Amazon S3, you could select Dropbox as the source while creating the transfer task.
    • MultCloud supports “Schedule” feature. If you want to backup from Dropbox to Amazon S3 regularly, you can enable this feature.
    • More about MultCloud

      You can easily backup Dropbox to Amazon S3 accounts in just four steps with the help of MultCloud. As a multiple cloud storage manager, it supports more than 30 clouds including Google Drive, Dropbox, G Suite, Flickr, Box, SugarSync, Alfresco, Hubic, Evernote, OneDrive, MEGA, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, BaiDu, WebDav and FTP/SFTP, etc at present.

      In additon to “Cloud Transfer” feature, MultCloud also has “Cloud Explorer” and “Cloud Transfer” feature. For “Cloud Explorer”, it can help you connect Dropbox accounts with one platform, share files to friends, etc. For “Cloud Sync”, it can help you sync one cloud to other clouds. If you are looking for solutions to migrate Flickr to Google Photos, you can make full use of it.

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  • Transfer files in clouds, FTP and WebDav for easily file management & information delivery.

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

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