It’s not a dream to do free FTP backup to Amazon S3
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a fast way to transfer large files over the Internet. You might have configured an FTP server as well as used block storage, NAS, or an SAN as your backend. But using this kind of storage requires infrastructure support. It also costs much time and money.
Could FTP backup to Amazon S3 works better? FTP is not that secure, so you’d better not use it to transfer sensitive data. While Amazon S3 is reliable and accessible:
- It provides infrastructure designed for durability of 99% objects.
- It offers 99% availability of objects over a given year.
- You pay for exactly what you need, with no minimum commitments or upfront-fee.
- There’s no limitation of data amount to store.
By this token, syncing FTP to S3 seems necessary. However, many people failed to find a free and easy method to do it. Now, the good news is that it’s no longer a dream. We have MultCloud.
Let MultCloud show you the most convenient way
MultCloud is a web-based free file transfer online tool. There have been more than 20 cloud services supported by MultCloud: Dropbox, Evernote, Flickr, Amazon Cloud Drive, WebDav, Google Drive, Box, SugarSync, OneDrive, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, Hidrive, BaiDu, MediaFire, ownCloud, Alfresco, ADrive, Hubic, MySQL, and MEGA.
With this app, you’re able to easily transfer files from one cloud to another or even to other accounts of the same brand service, let alone FTP backup to Amazon S3. The following part will show you the detailed steps.
Step 1: Get an account then sign in. It allows you to experience without signing up, too.
Step 2: In order to make FTP access to Amazon S3, add them into MultCloud. (find S3 key)
Step 3: You can copy files from FTP to S3 now! Right click target documents in FTP, select “Copy” or “Copy to”. A faster approach is drag and drop.
That’s it! 3 steps to finish FTP backup to Amazon S3. Quite easy with MultCloud, isn’t it? Besides, you may find more functions like “Preview”, “Share”, etc from context menu when right clicking a specific file. If you wanna transfer FTP to S3 regularly, settings are available under “Transfer” panel.
Update : Since MultCloud 4.0, you can use Cloud Sync service to do backup, there are 8 sync ways in all. It is very easy.
Well, since there are several accounts that you can add in MultCloud, in case you forget the data location, MultCloud allows you to search across clouds by typing the keywords or suffix in the search box.