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Overview of OneDrive in Microsoft 365


Launched by Microsoft, OneDrive is one of the most useful cloud services and has been increasingly popular in the cloud industry. With a simple interface, OneDrive is easy to use. Because of its close relation with Office 365, OneDrive is used by a large number of individuals and businesses worldwide.

With OneDrive, users can save all types of files and access them as long as the internet is accessible. Also, OneDrive is equipped with the TLS encryption to protect your data in transit and utilizes the AES256 key to prevent your file at rest from ransomware and other viruses. Because of the various advantages of OneDrive, many users like to use this cloud service to back up their data.

Why Backup OneDrive to Another OneDrive

Due to many useful features and only 5GB of free storage space on OneDrive, many users have more than one OneDrive account to deal with different data. If you have multiple OneDrive accounts, it’s recommended to backup OneDrive files to another OneDrive account for the following reasons:

  • Add an Extra Layer to Vital Data. It’s not safe enough to save precious data such as memorable photos with your loved ones only in one place even if it is in the cloud service. Backing up to another cloud can help enhance the data security.
  • Reduce Unnecessary Financial Losses. If the data is lost without any backup, you may need to spend a lot of money to fix the problem. Sometimes professional staff charges a lot if you want to restore the missing data.

Backing up OneDrive to another account can protect your data to some extent. And in this way, you don’t need to worry about data loss, since you can restore the data easily.

However, how to back up OneDrive to another account? Download and re-upload? It may be useful but will cost much of your time. If you are wondering the way to backup data from one OneDrive to another, you can keep reading the following content to find the answer.

Easiest Way to Backup OneDrive to Another OneDrive Directly [MultCloud]

MultCloud, an expert in the cloud to cloud backup field, is an excellent and FREE cloud file manager that allows users to manage multiple cloud services in only one platform. At present, MultCloud supports more than 30 popular cloud services such as OneDrive, MEGA, Flickr, Google Photos, FTP, Box, Google Drive, pCloud, SharePoint, Dropbox, etc. It not only can help download documents from Dropbox, share Google Drive folders, upload files to MEGA etc., but also help backup data from one cloud account to another account or from one cloud to another cloud seamlessly.

Highligts of the Cloud Backup feature:

  • Backup Data without Tedious Steps. Commonly, you will only need to perform 3 steps to achieve the backup task, which is definitely different from the traditional way – downloading and uploading.
  • Efficient Backup without Caring Much about Network. MultCloud is based on data traffic to back up data across clouds and offers 30GB of data traffic to users per month. Thus, when backup tasks start, it will not be affected by the network connection. Even if the connection is interrupted, the process will continue.
  • Restore Data without Any Effort. The paramount advantage of the Cloud Backup feature of MultCloud is recovering data effortlessly. By using the Restore function or the Versions feature, users can restore certain data they want.
  • Set Backup Tasks at Regulated Time. MultCloud allows you to make scheduled backup tasks to back up at the specified time, daily, weekly or monthly. This feature is friendly to those who are busy.

Now, you can follow the step-by-step operations below to backup OneDrive to another OneDrive with MultCloud:

Step 1: Register a MultCloud account by your preferred email. 

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2: Press Add Cloud on the left sidebar and add one OneDrive and another OneDrive account by clicking the icon on the main page. Let’s say OneDrive 1 and OneDrive 2 here.

Add OneDrive
Add OneDrive

Step 3: Head to Cloud Backup on the left upper side, then select OneDrive 1 as the source directory and OneDrive 2 as the target directory. Finally, tap Backup Now. If you want to back up OneDrive to another cloud, just replace the OneDrive 2 with the destination cloud.

Backup OneDrive1 to OneDrive2
Backup OneDrive1 to OneDrive2

In this way, you can backup OneDrive to another account efficiently. Meanwhile, after the backup task is done, MultCloud will automatically generate a backup folder in the target directory for you to access easily.

Furthermore, there’re many useful functions you can enable. For instance, you can enable the Email notification feature (Options > Email). Then MultCloud will send you an email telling you when the task is completed.

Certainly, if you want to recover the data after backing up from OneDrive to another OneDrive with MultCloud, you can head to Task List and locate the backup task and then tap the 3 parallel lines to click Restore.


Then choose the versions and select the restore options. After that, click Next to continue selecting where to restore. At last, press Restore is OK.

Where to Restore
Where to Restore

More Than Just Backing up One OneDrive to Another OneDrive Account

Apart from backing up OneDrive to another OneDrive in Microsoft 365, many users are also looking for ways to transfer files from one OneDrive to Another one, or sync two OneDrive accounts. No matter what you want to achieve, the MultCloud can help you a lot. Its "Cloud Transfer" and "Cloud Sync" are exactly designed for such requirements.

Part 1. Transfer OneDrive Files to Another OneDrive Account

Step 1: Sign in to your MultCloud and add the previous OneDrive account and the new OneDrive account. Let’s say OneDrive 1 and OneDrive 2.

Step 2: Head to Cloud Transfer on the left taskbar. And select OneDrive 1 and OneDrive 2 as the target directory. Finally, click Transfer Now.

Transfer OneDrive1 to OneDrive2
Transfer OneDrive1 to OneDrive2

Similarly, there are many features that you can enjoy such as Offline Transfer, which means MultCloud can run the transferring tasks in the background even if you shut down your computer. Also, there is the Filter feature that can help you quickly exclude files with certain extensions (Options > Filter. This feature is only for paid users).

Part 2. Sync Two OneDrive Accounts

In the main interface of MultCloud, click  Cloud Sync under the Commmon Tools. And select OneDrive 1 and OneDrive 2 as the target directory. Finally, click Cloud Sync.

Sync OneDrive to OneDrive
Sync OneDrive to OneDrive

This feature also provides many advanced settings to make syncing two OneDrive accounts more flexible. For example, the "Real Time Sync" can automatically run the sync task as long as any changes happen in the source directory so that the source and destination directories can always keep same. Besides, the "Schedule" option enables users to set a specific in daily, weekly or monthly, and then the sync process will be triggered as scheduled. Moreover, around 10 sync modes are available for you to choose.

Sync Options
Sync Options



After reading the whole article, you now can backup OneDrive to another OneDrive directly by using a wonderful multiple cloud storage manager – MultCloud. Meanwhile, there’s a convenient and seamless way to transfer files from one OneDrive account to another OneDrive account as well.

In addition, MultCloud offers other advanced functions such as Cloud Sync and Remote Upload.  The former allows you to sync files between clouds. For example, if you want to sync OneDrive to NAS, you can ask Cloud Sync for help. While the latter can help upload files from URL, torrent files and magnet links directly to your clouds.

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