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What Are FTP Server and Google Drive?

FTP vs Google Drive
FTP vs Google Drive

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol which is used to transfer computer files between servers and clients on a computer network. Since FTP is built on a client-server model architecture, it uses data connections and independent control between the clients and servers. Typically, FTP users are authenticated using the plaintext login protocol, which consists mainly of a username and password. Users can also connect anonymously if the server is configured to allow this. 

Google Drive is the most popular and multifunctional cloud drive service around the world which gives 15 GB free storage and file sharing functions to each user. It allows users to store all kinds of files like documents, photos, music, videos, etc. online in the cloud storage. And Google Drive allows you to directly edit files in the cloud with Google suite of apps like Google docs, sheets, slides, forms and PowerPoints. 

Can I Backup FTP to Google Drive Directly?

FTP Backup to Google Drive
FTP Backup to Google Drive

“I have some websites that I need to back up daily, right now I have to go to my FTP every day to grab the backup and then upload it to Google Drive. But is there any more convenient way to do it?”

Have you met the same problem above? Since it’s a time-consuming job to manually download files from FTP server and then upload files to Google Drive especially if there are lots of files that need to be uploaded to your Google Drive account. So, is there any other way that can help copy files from FTP to Google Drive directly? Sure, the answer is “Yes”. You can backup FTP server to Google Drive with the help of a great web-based multiple cloud storage manager, MultCloud.

How to Backup FTP to Google Drive with MultCloud

MultCloud, as a FREE and professional cloud file manager, can not only backup FTP and WebDAV protocols but also backup files from one cloud to another directly without using the traditional annoying method.


Currently, MultCloud supports more than 30 leading cloud drive services, including Google Drive, G Suite, Dropbox, Dropbox for Business, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, MEGA, Flickr, etc. Of Course, FTP servers and WebDAV are also included. And MultCloud sets no limit to the number of adding cloud.

With MultCloud, you can:

  • Transfer, sync, or backup files between cloud drives by Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync or Cloud Backup.
  • Manage cloud files in an easy-to-use interface by Upload, Download, Copy, Cut, Preview, Rename, and Remote Upload.
  • Share files from different clouds directly in MultCloud by Public Share, Private Share, and Source Share.
  • Collaborate with your team with different cloud brands by Sub-accounts management.

Now let’s take a closer look to see how to use Cloud Backup to backup data from FTP to Google Drive with MultCloud.

Step 1. Create An Account

Sign up a MultCloud account for free. Or you can create a temp MultCloud account to test via “Try without signing up” option.

Sign up MultCloud
Sign up MultCloud

Step 2. Add FTP and Google Drive to MultCloud

Click on “Add Cloud” and select FTP icon to add it to MultCloud. Repeat this step to add your Google Drive account to MultCloud as well.

Add FTP Server and Google Drive to MultCloud
Add FTP Server and Google Drive to MultCloud


  • When adding an FTP account to MultCloud, make sure it has read and write permissions.
  • If you are unable to access your FTP, add and into the firewall whitelist.

Step 3. Backup FTP to Google Drive by Cloud Backup

After adding your FTP and Google Drive accounts to MultCloud, click on “Cloud Backup” in the left sidebar. Then select FTP or files and folders in it as the source, and select Google Drive or a folder in it as the destination. After that, click on “Backup Now” and the backup task will be performed by MultCloud automatically.

FTP Backup to Google Drive in MultCloud
FTP Backup to Google Drive in MultCloud


  • If you want to backup files from FTP to Google Drive regularly, you could enable daily, weekly, or monthly “Schedule” so MultCloud can run your task as planned.
  • You can close the website or your device once you have created the FTP to Google Drive backup task, because MultCloud can run the task in background. 
  • For a premium MultCloud account, MultCloud can backup 10 files by 10 files instead of 2 from cloud to cloud. As a free user, you could upgrade account if you want to test the superfast speed or you have a great demand on backing up lots of files.
  • For "Options", you can turn on email notification. If you are already a subscriber, you can set "Filter" to ignore or only backup files with certain extensions from FTP to Google Drive.

Step 4. Manage the FTP to Google Drive Backup Task

To check the progress of your Cloud Backup tasks, you can enter "Task List" page and click the menu button on the right to manage the "Versions" of your backup or "Restore" your backup.

Manage Cloud Backup Tasks in MultCloud
Manage Cloud Backup Tasks in MultCloud

Bonus Tips: Can You Use Google Drive as FTP Server?

If you let some helpful tools to help, then you definitely can use Google Drive as FTP server. Actually, MultCloud is a powerful tool which can help you share files among lots of online cloud services. With MultCloud, you could bring Google Drive and other cloud drives together to share files through.


As you can see, it is really easy about how to backup FTP to Google Drive with MultCloud. After following the above steps, you may find MultCloud has not asked you to install any app on your computer. Just with one account, it can help you achieve backing up, transferring or syncing files across cloud drives with Cloud Backup, Cloud Transfer and Cloud Sync features.

Besides cloud-to-cloud file backup, MultCloud can also help you put multiple cloud drives into one so that you can manage multiple cloud storage accounts from one platform without switching cloud accounts.

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