Definition to Cloud to Cloud Transfer
What is transfer cloud to cloud? To make it easy to understand, cloud to cloud transfer refers to migrate or move files from one cloud drive to another. That is to say, transfer files between cloud storage. It can be transferring files within the same cloud brand and just from one account to another account like from one Google Drive to another Google Drive; it can also be taking away files from one brand cloud to another brand, such as transfer data from OneDrive to Google Drive.
Cloud to Cloud File Transfer Is Necessary
Why need to transfer files from cloud to cloud? The reason is different for different cloud users and different for the same person in different situations. In general, there are several common reasons listed as below:
- The first cloud account (usually free account) is running out of storage space while there are a large amount of quota in the destination account.
- The owner is going to abandon the source cloud and replace it with a new one.
- A copy is made for some crucial data on source cloud storage and user want to save the copy to another place in case of accidental loss of source files.
- People just want to have a better management of their data and save a certain kind of data in another cloud.
How to Transfer from One Cloud to Another?
Having known that what cloud to cloud transfer is and the necessity of transfer files between cloud services, then, how to transfer cloud to cloud?
Download and Upload
When been asking about the above question, most people will think about the download and upload features of cloud drive. That is, first of all download target files from source cloud to local device (computer, desktop, laptop, notebook, pad, phone, etc.) and then upload these files from local storage to destination cloud storage. This method is easy and all users know how to do it, so I will not elaborate it here.
While users use this method for some time, they find it boring and somehow inconvenient. When there are large amount of data need to be transferred from Cloud A to Cloud B while there are not enough local space as transit to store these files, when the network bandwidth is limited and network speed is slow, when you do not have time to sit in front of the machine and operate the download/upload manually, you will wonder why not directly transfer from Cloud A to Cloud B? Can this come true? Is there such a way to achieve cloud to cloud file transfer?
Cloud to Cloud Transfer Free
MultCloud is a web-based software, so you do not have to download it from Internet and install it on your device. To make use of it, just create an account of it from its official website provided above.
When successfully created an account, you can get started with the wonderful journey of using it. Firstly, add your related cloud accounts to its platform.
(The following will take transfer Google Drive files to Dropbox as example.)
In MultCloud main page, move to Cloud Explorer tab, choose “Add Cloud Drives” in the left menu and select “Google Drive” in the right cloud drive list (MultCloud supported cloud drives currently). Then, follow the guidance and finish cloud adding in a few steps.
MultCloud can only add one cloud account in one time, to add more clouds, just repeat the steps.
When all related cloud accounts added, you can go on to move to Cloud Transfer tab. Then, specify file transfer source location and destination.
You can do some personal settings to this task in Options. If you do not want to keep the original files after transmission, make sure to check “Delete all source files after transfer is complete”. You can also order email notification of the result of the task as well as filter certain files to be or not to be synced during this task by sorting the extensions.
You can also set a schedule to let it automatically migrate files from source location to destination once a day, once a week or once a month at a set time.
When all extra settings are done, do not forget to click “Transfer Now” in the lower right.
To Sum It up
With the help of MultCloud cloud transfer service, you can freely move files from one place in the cloud to another without data loss during movement. Or, if you want to keep the files in both source cloud and destination always the same, you can make use of its cloud sync feature.