Why connect Google Drive to ownCloud?

When you put your data in the public cloud services, for example: Google Drive. It’s dictated by the terms and services of the service provider and is subject to laws that may give the government full access to your data without giving you the slightest hint of any compromise. On the contrary, it won’t happen in ownCloud. Because ownCloud is a private cloud drive, it runs on your local storage. If you want ownCloud, you have to have your own web server. The privacy depends on your hosting provider’s terms. If you connect Google Drive to ownCloud, then you can transfer file to ownCloud directly and easily. Google Drive has no Linux client, while ownCloud does.

If you use ownCloud, which supports integration with external cloud services like Google Drive. After integrating Google Drive as external storage on ownCloud which is installed on the droplet, you can get additional 15 GB of space to store data.

How to connect Google Drive to ownCloud

Connecting Google Drive to ownCloud doesn’t need you to do manually now. That means, exporting file from Google Drive is not necessary. With a tool connecting them is OK. The tool called MultCloud, which is a web app as multiple cloud storage manager. Input its URL to visit it. Creat an account to log in or experience first. Then add Google Drive and ownCloud to MultCloud one by one.

Clouds supported by MultCloud are: Dropbox, Box, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, Alfresco, Hubic, Evernote, OneDrive, MEGA, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, Flickr, MediaFire, ADrive, BaiDu, WebDav and FTP/SFTP.

To add Google Drive you only need to type a display name. Because Google Drive supports OAuth authorization, the authorization page is in Google Drive’s official site. MultCloud supports adding unlimited Google Drive accounts in it, thus you can move files between Google Drives.

To add ownCloud needs more information as follows:

When you have added both them, the connecting task can be said completed. Now you can copy files from Google Drive to ownCloud directly. Sync please learn from here.


If you are looking for an easy way to manage all cloud storage in one place, such as Google Drive, ownCloud and other clouds(Further Reading: Transfer Dropbox to ownCloud.) as well as FTP, WebDav. MultCloud is a good choice. MultCloud can run on any operating system, any devices. Linux is no problem.

And if you use Google Chrome browser, we highly suggest you install MultCloud's Chrome extension. How to use it please click here.

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