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.
So, many people start to give up Dropbox and try Google Drive, then a question comes: 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?
As a cloud file transfer service, MultCloud can not only integrate multiple cloud drives in one place for bulk backup/transfer or sync files between cloud drives without downloading and uploading; but also supports 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.
- It’s a web-based app, which won’t use your local storage space.
After knowing these situation, you may want to know how MultCloud helps move Dropbox files to Google Drive. Sure, let’s see how it works.
How to Backup Dropbox to Google Drive with MultCloud?
Step 1. Create one MultCloud
Before starting doing the backup process, one account is needed. If you do not want to create it, you could click "Experience without signing up" option to get one temp account so you can test it.
Step 2. Add Dropbox and Google Drive accounts to MultCloud
After logging in MultCloud, click on “Add Clouds” button, select Dropbox below to add. Follow the same way to add Google Drive to MultCloud.
Step 3. Back up from Dropbox to Google Drive with "Cloud Transfer"
Tap on “Cloud Transfer” button, enter in below interface, select Dropbox as the source, select Google Drive as the destination, click “Transfer 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 transfer 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 transfer result, you could enable “Email Notification” through “Options”.
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 Explorer” and “Cloud Sync” in addition to “Cloud Transfer”.
For “Cloud Explorer”, it can help manage multiple cloud drives in one place so that you can access files from each account easily; for “Cloud Sync”, it can help create sync relationships from one account to other. Currently, there are 8 different sync modes. If you want to sync from Dropbox to Google Drive, that’s a good choice.