Backblaze vs Dropbox
I think there are more people know Dropbox than Backblze in the world. Dropbox is popular for common people while Backblaze is used by some professional users.
Dropbox comes earlier in Cloud Drive field. It’s easy to use and clear interface makes it a great service for personal and business to store files online. It’s free account can satisfy many basic requirements and its pro account is not expensive thus it gets millions of customers.
Backblaze, which name is similar to backup. It is a newer service in online backup market. Now it is able to backup about every type of file, such as large ISO (DVD backup) images, and entire virtual operating system backups (VMWare, parallels, and other virtual machines). Backblaze creates a compression zip file of all your files for you to download, thus decreasing the volume of data and increasing the speed of the download since it’s one connection instead of multiple that need to be opened and closed for a list of files. However, it has some limits too. For example, no compatible with Linux, no person to person file sharing and no synchronization function.
On Backblaze official website, there is an article states Backblaze and Dropbox are complementary cloud services. Details you can visit it. Dropbox backs up the files in the Dropbox folder but it doesn’t backup any files that are outside of the Dropbox folder. Backblaze can also backup your Dropbox folder.
Now that it’s better to own both Dropbox and Backblaze. Can we combine them so that we can manage them together? The answer is yes. With major character of this tutorial - MultCloud, you could control Backblze and Dropbox in one interface and transfer Dropbox to Backblaze or vise versa.
Use MultCloud to transfer Dropbox to Backblaze
MultCloud is a web app. It is not a cloud storage but a cloud manager. It supports Dropbox, Backblaze and other about 30 clouds. To use MultCloud manage and transfer Dropbox to Backblaze, you should add them into MultCloud first.
The authorization system of MultCloud is based on OAuth. Dropbox supports for this system, thus you don’t need to input username and password when building a connection to MultCloud.
However, Backblaze doesn’t support OAuth thus you need following information: Backetname, account id, application key. MultCloud does not save your username and the password and won’t save your data and files.
After adding, you can see files in cloud from Cloud Explorer of MultCloud. Context menu operations make it similar to Windows Explorer. You can create new folder, upload, download, delete, rename, cut, copy, paste, share, preview files in cloud.
MultCloud’s key function is transfer. There is a Cloud Transfer window, we suggest you to do Dropbox to Backblaze task from here. MultCloud even has a Cloud Sync service and provides eight sync ways. You can do sync mission there.
You learned the difference between Dropbox and Backblaze from above content. We showed you how MultCloud works. There are many people think manage multiple clouds with MultCloud is simple, hope you think so too.