Why Need to Do Cloud Storage Migration?
Why need to migrate files directly from one cloud drive to another? Because it is much easier, quicker as well as safer. Otherwise, you have to first of all download the target files from cloud drive storage to local storage devices such as the internal hard disk of the computer , USB flash drive, PenDrive, SanDisk, NAS (Network Attached Storage), etc. Then, upload these files manually from local to destination cloud drive, which is boring and time-wasting.
Moreover, what if there is no enough local storage space for the large amount of data you are going to migrate? The cost of buying additional disk is relatively high. And, to transfer those files in several times is troublesome: you have to wait for the former transfer finishing to start the next one (which means that you have to stay in front of your computer until all migrations finish).
Therefore, is there an easier and quicker way to do cloud data migration, like directly cloud to cloud data migration? Sure, here in this post, MultCloud, a FREE cloud to cloud transfer manager, is highly recommeneded.
Free Cloud to Cloud Migration Tool – MultCloud
Just as mentioned above, to migrate from cloud to cloud, you need to rely on cloud migration tool to achieve migration to cloud. Among these programs, many require you to pay for its service while a few cloud migration tools are free of charge like MultCloud.
MultCloud, as one of the cloud storage transfer service, it can not only to help migrate data from one cloud to another easier than ever instead of going through the hassle of "copying and pasting" your data manually; but also sync your data between different cloud services in a seamless manner.
With MultCloud, you can easily and quickly migrate files/folders, photos/pictures/videos, documents/sheets, etc. data directly from one cloud account to another without losing data. In this article, take migrating files from Google Drive to Dropbox as an example. As for how much time it costs, it depends on how much data you transfer.
How to Migrate From Cloud to Cloud with MultCloud?
In general, to migrate data from one cloud directory to another, you have to first create a free account of MultCloud, then add both of your cloud drive accounts to MultCloud, and finally carry out file migration between clouds.
Step 1. Create One MultCloud Account
In its official website, you can see “Sign up” on top right or bottom left. Especially, in its home page, you can create an account through the banner entrance. Or, you can directly create an account in sign up page.
Note: Especially, there is a kind of account which do not need user to sign up with their personal information. It is “Experience without signing up” under “Sign up” button on top right of every page or on the banner of home page. This is a temporary account for you to experience the functions of MultCloud. If you have some doubts about MultCloud, just make use of this account to have a try. When you are convinced by it, then you can continue to create a real account.
Step 2. Add Cloud Account
After you have created an account of MultCloud, either temporary or private, you can then add your related cloud drive storage accounts into MultCloud platform.
Sign in your MultCloud account, in its main window, click on “Add Clouds” tab on the top and then choose one of the cloud you want to add (here take Google Drive as an example). Then, just follow the guidance to finish adding cloud drives task.
Add your Dropbox account just as above steps.
Step 3. Cloud to Cloud Migration with "Cloud Transfer"
When both source cloud and destination cloud are added into MultCloud, you can transfer Google Drive to Dropbox with "Cloud Transfer".
Choose “Cloud Transfer” in MultCloud main interface, then, in the next screen, specify directory that you want to migrate under Google Drive as the source, select destination path, click "Transfer Now" and wait for the process to complete.
- You could specify how it deals with if the destination location contains the migrating files. Overwrite, skip, rename, etc under "Options".
- Tick “Delete all source files after transfer is complete” if you want to clear transferred files in source drive after migration completes.
- You could enable "Email Notification" so you will know whether the task is complete or not.
- You could also filter files with certain file format during migration.
- If you want to move files regularlly, you could also enable "Schedule" so MultCloud can run your task as planned.
- If you have tens of terabytes of data that need to be moved and completed quickly, you could also upgrade your account to the premium account so MultCloud uses VIP servers to migrate your data.
After migration, you can see the target files in target location through “Cloud Explorer” tab. Or, you can sign in your cloud account and you will see whether there are the target files or not.
- Just give it a few minutes before checking the files in destination if the target files are in large amount.
- If you still can’t see target files in destination, just refresh your browser and you will see them.
- As long as the transfer starts, you could also close the page and even close your PC because MultCloud can run your task at the background.
You can see it's very easy to achieve cloud to cloud migration with MultCloud without downloading and uploading. In addition to "Cloud Explorer" and "Cloud Transfer", MultCloud also has "Cloud Sync". For "Cloud Sync", it can help you create cloud sync relationships between cloud drives. For example, if you want to sync Google Drive with Dropbox, you can make full use of it.