What is cloud file migration?
Cloud file migration is a way to migrate files on one cloud storage service, or migrate files between different cloud storage services.
There are many cloud storage services offered free, like Google Drives, AmazonS3, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, FTP, Amazon, Cloudme, Cubby, Mydrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, Hidrive, Baidu, MediaFire, ownCloud, Alfresco, ADrive, Flickr, HubiC, Mysql, Evernote, MEGA, SugarSync, etc. You may have multiple cloud storage services or multiple accounts since many of them have a limitation storage volume. However, it can be a hassle for managing multiple cloud accounts. Thus, many users want to move files between cloud services so that they can keep a good manage for them. So, the cloud file migration seems an easy way to put the file into the place you want to. It seems like a great way but it still faces many challenges.
The challenges of cloud file migration
Although cloud file migration is the easiest way to put all files together, it still has many challenges. For example: when you migrate file from one cloud storage service to another, you could just download all your files and re-upload them to another. But this download and re-upload operation will be effected by the size of the files and the network speed, and it may use a lot of time, what’s worse, you may fail if the computer is shutting down in accident.
Ways of cloud file migration
You already know that there is one way to migrate cloud file, that is use its download and re-upload utility. Considering with its challenges, here we highly recommend you a free software called MultCloud. MultCloud should be the best way to manage your multiple accounts on the same cloud storage service, or different account on different cloud storage services. MultCloud is the one that put multiple cloud drives into one free APP for managing files and transferring files across cloud drives. With MultCloud, you can accessing all your clouds with one login. With the help of MultCloud, the cloud file migration will be much more simpler.
MultCloud supports many cloud storage services including Google Drives, AmazonS3, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, FTP, Amazon, Cloudme, Cubby, Mydrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, Hidrive, Baidu, MediaFire, ownCloud, Alfresco, ADrive, Flickr, HubiC, Mysql, Evernote, MEGA, SugarSync. If you are using the cloud drives we mentioned above, then, you can sign up to get one.
Input the information to create an account, and then, get into your Email to active your account to use MultCloud.
After sign in MultCloud, you can start your journey with it for managing your files on cloud drives. Here we take an example of migrating data between Dropbox and Google Drive with MultCloud.
First, you need add cloud drives you use to MultCloud. Click Add Cloud Drives, and select the cloud drive you use in the window, select Dropbox and click Next to go on.
Then, click Add Dropbox Account, and sign in to add it.
After adding one cloud drive, you can use it to add your other cloud drives with the same steps. All the cloud storage services will be list at the left box. After adding all your cloud drives, you can start to migrate files between cloud drives with MultCloud in flexible.
MultCloud provides you at least 4 ways for cloud file migration. The utility Transfer is a powerful way to migrate files/folders between your cloud storage services. Click Transfer at the top, and it will show you as the following screen shot. Select the files you want to migrate (from Dropbox), and select another cloud storage service as the destination place (to Google Drive).
MultCloud provides you a scheduled transfer feature for your cloud file migration, and that allows you to migrate cloud file automatically. You can click “Schedule later” to set it up on the drop-down menu at the side of “Run Now”. Plus, you can set up more by the Options, like making a notification by email when it completes the task, thus, you will receive an email once the files are transferred.
Besides “Transfer”, there are many other ways for cloud file migration provided by MultCloud. You can also migrate files between different cloud storage services by “Copy”, “Copy to”, “Drag and drop”. MultCloud lists all cloud drives in the left box, and you can see your files in the list and move or copy the necessary file to the new location easily instead of opening several browser tabs and log into multiple accounts for transferring files by downloading and re-uploading them. It saves a lot of time. What is worth to be mentioned is that MultCloud migrating files can still work even your computer shutting down. If you have a large file to migrate which would take a lot of time, but you need leave meanwhile, don’t worry, MultCloud does allow you to shutting down the computer and it will still work fine.
*Update: MultCloud added Cloud Sync service now.