If you’re looking for free cloud storage, Dropbox and Google Drive are good choices. Though Dropbox, and Google Drive are similar in some aspects, they are different in some certain fields.
At first, you get several gigabytes of free storage just for creating an account. By installing a small Windows app, you can get the ability to synchronize that storage with the hard drive on your PC, where you can manage them using Windows Explorer. You can sync and backup files and folders with other PCs or Macs, access them from portable devices, and share them with other people.
But when we dig deeper and get past those similarities, we can see important differences among these services. Reviewers love to turn this sort of comparison into a horse race where they can declare a winner.
But, depending on how you plan to use an online file storage service, one might be a better fit than others. In this article, we introduce in detail to help you make the right choice.
Why Backup Dropbox to Google Drive?
We have been customers and supporters of Dropbox, because it is an earlier famous cloud drive. We see how the service becomes robust, and how its reliability, sharing and team features keep the management of our documents and files simple and secure.
However, the later updates of Google Drive have made us re-evaluate the functionality and pricing of Dropbox. Google Drive is more flexible because of all kinds of Google apps. And if you use Gmail, you can own a Google Drive. From the data on the Internet, we can know that Google Drive and Dropbox have different services in terms of storage space and other performance.
|Paid space (monthly)||• 25GB-$2.49
|Desktop client||Windows, Mac OS X||Windows, Mac OS X, Linux|
|Mobile app||iPad, iPhone, Andriod, Mobile website||iPad, iPhone, Andriod, BlackBerry, Mobile website|
|Shared folders with permissions and password||Yes||No|
So, through the comparison of the above details, many people start to give up Dropbox and try Google Drive, but there is a question: how to backup or transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive?
Manually downloading then re-uploading is undesirable if the data are too big because it will cost a lot of time to deal with them. Luckily, in this article, we will introduce a FREE web-based cloud to cloud backup service, MultCloud, to you.
Why Choose MultCloud?
MultCloud, as a cloud file manager, not only can integrate multiple cloud drives in one place to backup/transfer or sync files between cloud drives without downloading and uploading, but also can support scheduled cloud to cloud backup at a regular interval to keep your data safe. It has following merits:
- It’s free of charge to transfer, backup or sync files across cloud drives.
- It supports unlimited cloud drives that MultCloud currently supports to add.
- It supports large data to transfer in one go.
- It supports transferring files in the background with PC is powered off.
- It won’t save or cache your data on the server.
- It accesses cloud drives with OAuth authorization and won’t save your password and personal information.
- It’s a web-based app which won’t use your local storage space.
After knowing these situations, you may want to know how MultCloud can help move Dropbox files to Google Drive. Let’s see how it works.
Steps to Backup Dropbox to Google Drive without Downloading
Here come the detailed steps of how to transfer files from Dropbox to Google Drive for a data backup. Just do as shown.
Step 1. Create MultCloud Account
Before starting doing the backup process, one account is needed. Please create it with your Email, or Facebook and Gmail account.
Step 2. Add Dropbox and Google Drive Accounts to MultCloud
After logging in MultCloud, click on “Add Cloud” button, select Dropbox to add. Follow the same way to add Google Drive to MultCloud.
Step 3. Backup from Dropbox to Google Drive with "Cloud Backup"
Tap on “Cloud Backup” button, open the “Cloud Backup” interface, select Dropbox as the source, select Google Drive as the destination, click “Backup Now” and wait for the process to complete.
- As long as the process starts, you can close the webpage and even close your PC as MultCloud can backup files in the background.
- To keep data safe, you can enable “Schedule” so MultCloud can run your task at a regular interval.
- To know the backup result, you could enable “Email Notification” through “Options”.
After creating a backup task, you can go to the "Task List" interface to view the task progress. In addition, in this interface, you can perform version management on files, such as viewing all backed-up files, and even you can restore files to previous versions as needed.
As you can see, you can backup Dropbox to Google Drive in just 3 steps with the help of MultCloud. It’s obvious to see MultCloud also has “Cloud Sync” and “Remote Upload” in addition to “Cloud Backup”.
For “Cloud Sync”, it can help create sync relationships from one account to other. Currently, MultCloud supports: Real Time Sync, One-way Sync and Two-way Sync, and the One-way Sync includes 8 different sync modes: “Simple Sync”, “Mirror Sync”, “Move Sync”, “Cumulative Sync”, “Update Sync”, “Incremental Sync”, “Full Backup Sync”. If you want to sync from Dropbox to Google Drive, that’s a good choice.
For “Remote Upload”, it can help you upload files to corresponding clouds through URL, torrent files and magnet links. Some websites will provide magnet links or torrent links for downloading some classic movies and e-books. With the help of MultCloud, you can directly copy the corresponding links or add torrent files to download these files, such as downloading torrent files directly to MEGA cloud, which is extremely convenient.