About Dropbox and FTP
Dropbox is a wonderful network storage device with two most important functions - storage and syncing. It not only allows you to store files to the cloud, but also supports synchronization between the computer and the cloud. the function of synchronization of Dropbox is one of the most popular solutions for online cloud storage.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a time-tested way to share files between computers over a network connection. Shared files are uploaded to a central server. Team members can access them by downloading the files to their local computers with an FTP client.
However, for any reason if you want to sync Dropbox with FTP, there is no direct way without using a third-party software. So it's a question on how to achieve sync Dropbox to FTP.
How to Sync from Dropbox to FTP?
Here, we recommend MultCloud to you. It is a free and professional multi-cloud manager which allows you to add many clouds into one platform for syncing. Those clouds include Dropbox, FTP/SFTP, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, SugarSync, Copy, Evernote, Cloud Me, Cubby, Yandex, MediaFire, hubiC, and MEGA, etc. Like any sync with MultCloud, you have two ways to realize Dropbox to FTP sync.
One-way Sync: The added, modified and deleted files in the source directory will be replicated to the target directory. However, the added, modified and deleted files in the target directory will not be replicated to the source directory. In addition, One-way Sync includes Simple Sync, Mirror Sync, Move Sync, Full Backup Sync, Incremental Backup Sync, Update Sync, Cumulative Sync.
Two-way Sync: The added, modified and deleted files in the source directory will be replicated to the target directory. Likewise, the added, modified and deleted files in the target directory will be replicated to the source directory (Namely, the files in the source and target directories are always the same).
Next, we will show you how to sync Dropbox to FTP server with MultCloud.
How to Do Dropbox to FTP Sync with MultCloud?
Step 1. Create Account
Create an account with MultCloud.
Step 2. Add Clouds
Add your Dropbox and FTP account to MultCloud. Add your Dropbox through “Add Clouds” button, and click “Next” button to continue. Follow the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting to. Then add FTP account in the same way.
Step 3. Sync Dropbox with FTP with "Cloud Sync"
Select Dropbox as the source, select FTP as the destination location and choose one-way sync to sync Dropbox to FTP server only.
- If you want to transfer Dropbox to FTP automatically and regularly, you can enable "Schedule" and MultCloud can run your task as planned.
- “Cloud Sync” feature supports syncing folders or the whole Dropbox as the source only. If you want to sync files and folders at the same time, please use "Cloud Explorer" feature.
Following the above solution, you can sync from Dropbox to FTP easily. For MultCloud, it supports more than 30 clouds at present. Apart from Dropbox to FTP sync, you can sync Google Drive with Dropbox and so on. Also you can use it to export Evernote to Google Drive or other transfer jobs between clouds as you wish.