Why Backup Google Drive to Dropbox?
It is common that people own more than one cloud drive account to store their personal information or business data. Google Drive, as one of the most popular cloud services around the world, has plenty of PC and mobile users due to its large capacity of free storage. It offers 15 GB free space for non-commercial use which greatly exceeds the free storage space offered by some of its equivalents like OneDrive and Dropbox. However, data that stored in Google Drive could be better protected if you back them up to somewhere else, like Dropbox.
Another reason of backing up Google Drive to Dropbox is the convenience to access stored files. Even though Dropbox provides only 2 GB of initial free storage, Dropbox still has one outstanding sync technology that can sync changed files to every device as long as the device is logged in with Dropbox account. That is to say, you can access files stored on your PC even when you are traveling outside.
Can I Backup Google Drive to Dropbox?
“As we all known, Google Drive and Dropbox are two famous cloud drive services. I use both of them. Now I want to find a better way about backing up Google Drive to Dropbox, sync is also OK. Any suggestions? Thanks”
Actually, we have tested plenty of solutions to backup files from Google Drive to Dropbox. Among them, we come to the conclusion that there are 2 different ways which can help you backup files from Google Drive to Dropbox easily and securely. You can choose one of these two ways, including using MultCloud or Google Takeout, after looking through the instructions below.
How to Backup Google Drive to Dropbox in 2 Ways
All these 2 ways about backing up Google Drive to Dropbox will not require you to install anything on your devices. On the contrary, as long as you have a browser and Internet connection, you are able to copy Googler Drive to Dropbox immediately.
Method 1: Backup Files from Google Drive to Dropbox with MultCloud
If you want to move files from Google Drive to Dropbox, MultCloud, a free web-based cloud-to-cloud backup manager can help you a lot to achieve backing up Google Drive to Dropbox without any extra effort. What’s more, it can also help you manage multiple cloud storage services in the most efficient way.
- Use Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync or Cloud Backup to transfer, sync, or backup files between cloud drives.
- Use Upload, Download, Copy, Cut, Preview, Rename, Remote Upload to manage files among different clouds in a single interface.
- Share files from clouds directly in MultCloud by Public Share, Private Share, and Source Share.
- Create sub-accounts to collaborate with your team although using different brands of clouds.
- Add unlimited number of cloud accounts to MultCloud with the supports of 30+ leading cloud drive services.
Here are detailed steps about how to backup Google Drive to Dropbox free with MultCloud by "Cloud Backup" function.
Step 1. Create one MultCloud account and log in.
Step 2. Click on “Add Clouds” and select Google Drive icon. Then follow the pop-up window to allow MultCloud to access your Google Drive account.
Step 3. Repeat step 2 to add Dropbox to MultCloud as well. You can add other of your cloud accounts to MultCloud as many as you want.
Step 4. Enter "Cloud Backup" page to backup data from Google Drive to Dropbox. Add the whole Google Drive or files and folders in Google Drive as the source. And add Dropbox or a folder in Dropbox as the destination.
Step 5. Choose the “Options” and “Schedule” for your backup task.
- In the “Options”, you can turn on email notification or set "Filter" to ignore or only backup files from Googel Drive to Dropbox with certain extensions.
- You can click “Schedule” to set the daily, weekly, or monthly scheduled backup task.
- MultCloud can help a free account to backup files two by two, and for upgraded users, MutlCloud can help you backup files 10 by 10 with superfast speed.
Step 6. After choosing the settings for the backup task, click “Backup Now” to let MultCloud backup your Google Drive to Dropbox immediately.
- You can close the browser or the device after creating the backup task. Because MultCloud can run the tasks in background.
- MultCloud offers 30 GB traffic per month for each user to transfer data between clouds for free, which is enough for most personal users. But if you have large number of files that need to be backed up from Google Drive to Dropbox frequently, you’d better upgrade your MultCloud account to get more traffic and faster transfer speed to backup files.
Step 7. Click "Task List" in the left sidebar to manage your Cloud Backup tasks. You can check the progress of your backup task, and click the menu button on the right to manage "Versions" of your backup or "Restore" your backup.
This method is not only suitable for you to backup files and folders from Google Drive to Dropbox, but also suitable for you to backup Google Drive to other clouds. Besides, if you use Google Chrome in daily life, you can add the Chrome extension of MultCloud to move files from Google Drive to Dropbox easily.
Method 2: Backup Google Drive to Dropbox with Google Takeout
This is another smart way to backup files from Google Drive to Dropbox especially you have a Gmail account. But this method can only help you backup Google Drive folder to Dropbox folder or backup the whole Google Drive to Dropbox but not the files.
Step 1. Open Google Takeout in the browser. You can also enter "Google Account>Data and privacy>Download your data" to open Google Takeout feature.
Step 2. Click “Deselect all” and tick the box beside “Drive”. Then click “Next step” at the bottom of the interface.
Step 3. Change the delivery method as “Add to Dropbox”. Then click “Link accounts and create export” to backup Google Drive to Dropbox.
Step 4. Click “Allow” to allow Google to download data to your Dropbox. Then you can find the files stored in your Dropbox account.
As you can see, it's easy and simple to backup Google Drive to Dropbox using MultCloud and Google Takeout. Apart from using Google Takeout to copy Google Drive to Dropbox which can only backup folder or the whole drive to few clouds, you can do more with the powerful cloud file transfer manager, MultCloud.
For example, you can make full use of Cloud Sync to sync Google Drive with Dropbox by one of 10 multifunctional sync modes, including One-way Sync, Two-way Sync, Real Time Sync, Mirror Sync, Incremental Sync, etc. Besides, if you only want to backup data from Google Drive to Dropbox just for once without the need to manage versions, you can also use "Cloud Transfer" to migrate Google Drive to Dropbox quickly.