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How to Directly/Automatically Backup Google Drive to OneDrive?

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Mar 01, 2019 | 5 mins read

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Backing up Google Drive to OneDrive means to backup files/folders, pictures, videos, etc. data saved in Google Drive to OneDrive cloud storage. People need to do so when they decide to switch from GDrive to Microsoft OneDrive. Maybe they get 1 TB space on OneDrive after they purchased office 365; maybe their GD is running out of space while OneDrive is nearly empty; or may for other reasons. No matter which reason it is, it is certain that there is need to migrate Google Drive to OneDrive.

In the following content, it will introduce several ways to help you to backup from Google to OneDrive.

Backup Google Drive to OneDrive by “Cloud Transfer”

In this method, we will rely on a third party cloud backup software called MultCloud.

1. Free Create an Account of MultCloud

MultCloud is a web-based tool. Therefore, to make use of it, we only need to sign up for its service.

2. Add Google Drive and OneDrive to MultCloud

In the main panel of MultCloud platform, select “Add Clouds” on the top and choose the cloud brand we are going to add. We need to sign in target cloud account and authorize MultCloud with the right to get access to the files in target cloud.


Add Google Drive
Add Google Drive to MultCloud

Notes:

  • MultCloud won’t save our cloud account information as well as the data in cloud drive.
  • We can only add one cloud account to MultCloud in one time. To add more ones, we should repeat the task.

3. Transfer Google Drive to OneDrive

Click “Cloud Transfer” on the top menu, specify source and destination cloud directory, finally click “Transfer Now”.


Transfer Google Dirve to OneDrive
Google Drive to OneDrive Transfer

If we want to keep the source copy of files, make sure NOT to tick “Delete all source files after transfer is complete” in the Options window, whose entrance is in the lower left from above image.


Cloud Transfer Options
Cloud Transfer Options

Backup Google Drive to OneDrive by “Cloud Sync”

We can depend on cloud sync feature of MultCloud to complete Google Drive to OneDrive backup.

Select “Cloud Sync” tab, set up source and target cloud drive and click “Sync Now”. It is just so easy.


Sync Google Drive to OneDrive
Sync Google Drive to OneDrive

Tips:

  • DO NOT change the default syncing mode as “One-way Sync”.
  • This is a one-off synchronization. If we want it automatically and regularly carried out in the future, we can plan a schedule from the “Schedule” settings in the bottom left.
  • We can also sync source cloud to multiple locations simultaneously by clicking “Add More” in destination area.

Backup Google Drive to OneDrive with “Copy to”

Enter “Cloud Explorer” tab, and select “Google Drive” in the left menu to make its storages displayed in the right area. Right-click on target item(s) and choose “Copy to”.


Manage Google Drive
Copy Google Drive to OneDrive

In the pop-up window, select “OneDrive” as destination. Finally, click “Transfer”.


Copy from Google Drive to OneDrive
Copy from Google Drive to OneDrive

Tips:

  • If we don’t want to keep source files after copying, we can check “Move” on the bottom..
  • If we need to copy target files to more than one destinations, just tick “Multi-selection” before choosing cloud drives above.
  • We can also use “Copy” function instead of “Copy to” to copy Google Drive to OneDrive. Copy target data in source cloud, move to target cloud, right-click on any blank area and select “Paste”. It is just like in Windows Explorer.

Other solutions to Backup Google Drive to OneDrive

Besides relying on MultCloud, we can adopt traditional common ways to backup from Google Drive to OneDrive.

Using Google Backup & Sync and Microsoft OneDrive App

Firstly, use B & S to sync online Google files to local Google Drive Folder. Then, move those files out to the location where they can be backed up from local PC to OneDrive cloud through OneDrive application.

This method is troublesome and requires local storage as transit. If the amount of data is large, much local space is needed.

Manually Download and Upload

Another way is to manually download items from Google Drive webpage version to local device, then upload the data from local computer to OneDrive. This is also time-consuming and needs local transit disk space.

MultCloud Supports Clouds

Multcloud Key Features

  • 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.