Why Do Dropbox to FTP Sync?

Sync Dropbox and FTP
Sync Dropbox and FTP

Dropbox is a wonderful cloud storage device with two most important functions - storage and sync. It not only allows you to store files to the cloud but also supports sync between the computer and the cloud. The synchronization function 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.

If you are both a Dropbox user and an FTP user, you can sync Dropbox with FTP servers to easily use and share the same file from different cloud services without downloading and uploading. However, for any reason, if you want to sync Dropbox to FTP servers, there is no direct way without using third-party software. So it's a question on how to sync from Dropbox to FTP directly in the easiest way for free.

Top Solution of Dropbox to FTP Sync

MultCloud
MultCloud

Here, we recommend MultCloud to you. MultCloud is a free and professional web-based multiple cloud storage manager which allows you to add many clouds into one platform for the cloud to cloud sync. Those clouds include Dropbox, Dropbox Business, FTP/SFTP, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, SugarSync, MEGA, Evernote, Yandex, MediaFire, Flickr, etc. Like any Cloud Sync task in MultCloud, you have 10 useful modes to sync between Dropbox and FTP servers.

  • 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, Real Time Sync, Mirror Sync, Move Sync, Full Backup Sync, Incremental Sync, Update Sync, and Cumulative Sync modes. (The last 6 modes are only for MultCloud subscribers.)
  • 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). Two-way Sync includes Simple Sync and Real Time Sync modes.

Next, we will show you how to sync Dropbox to FTP server with MultCloud's Cloud Sync function.

How to Achieve Dropbox to FTP Sync with MultCloud

The operation of syncing Dropbox to FTP cloud be so easy which only requires you to add these cloud accounts to MultCloud, choose a sync mode, and click one button to start Dropbox and FTP sync without any concern. Here's the detailed instruction on how to sync files between Dropbox and FTP servers. 

Step 1. Sign Up MultCloud

Create an account with MultCloud.

Sign Up MultCloud
Sign Up MultCloud

Step 2. Add Dropbox and FTP to MultCloud

Add your Dropbox and FTP accounts to MultCloud by clicking "Add Cloud". Then choose Dropbox to add to MultCloud. Follow the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting to. After that, add an FTP account to MultCloud in the same way.

Add Dropbox and FTP to MultCloud
Add Dropbox and FTP to MultCloud

Tips:

  • The OAuth authorization system enables MultCloud to connect your clouds without keeping the username and password.
  • You can add all your cloud accounts to MultCloud safely for free.

Step 3. Set Up Dropbox FTP Sync by Cloud Sync

Select Dropbox or files and folders in it as the source, select FTP or a folder in it as the destination.

Sync Dropbox with FTP by Cloud Sync
Sync Dropbox with FTP by Cloud Sync

Step 4. Choose A Sync Mode to Perform Dropbox and FTP Sync

Click "Options" to choose a sync mode according to your needs in the pop-up window. After that, click "Save" to cloud the window.

Choose Sync Mode in MultCloud
Choose Sync Mode in MultCloud

Step 5. Start to Sync files from Dropbox to FTP Server

Click the purple button "Sync Now" in the lower right corner and MultCloud will sync Dropbox and FTP immediately.

Tips: 

  • If you want to sync files between Dropbox and FTP server automatically and regularly, you can enable "Schedule" and MultCloud can run your task as a daily, weekly, or monthly plan.
  • MultCloud supports offline sync, which means you can close the website or shut down your device after the task starts.

Bottom Line

Following the above instruction, you can realize Dropbox to FTP sync easily and seamlessly without any risk of data loss. Apart from using the Cloud Sync function to sync Dropbox with FTP, you can sync Dropbox with other clouds efficiently as well. Also, you can use the Cloud Transfer function of MultCloud to quickly export Evernote to Google Drive or achieve other cloud-to-cloud transfer tasks between clouds as you wish.

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