If you are a web host or a server administrator, FTP transfer is no stranger to you. Usually, the FTP client on your own computer works well, but not always on other computers, for example, your friend’s computer. However, in this article, we are talking about FTP to FTP transfer online, what’s the difference and details? Please read on.
About FTP to FTP transfer online
Assume that you plan to transfer, sync or backup files from other servers to your sever. The other server maybe not only one. One thing we ensure is that the volume of files are big, otherwise, it won’t be a problem. For big volume, downloading files from the original server then re-upload to your server is impossible, one reason is that storage space as transfer station should be huge, another reason is that the two process means twice the time. So people ask is there any way they can do a direct FTP to FTP transfer?
The answer is yes! Here, I’d like to introduce you a totally free web-app named MultCloud. It will help you do FTP to FTP transfer online easily. Sign it up first, then fill in the both servers’ FTP credentials. Information needed please see the following picture.
By the way, not only FTP is supported by MultCloud, but also cloud drives: Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, SugarSync, Alfresco, Hubic, Evernote, OneDrive, MEGA, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, WEB.DE, Yandex, HiDrive, MySQL, Flickr, MediaFire, ownCloud, ADrive, BaiDu and WebDav.
When you add them successfully in MultCloud, you can see all files via MultCloud’s interface and do some changes such as deleting, rename, preview, share, create new folder and so on.
Now it’s time to show the key feature - transfer files between FTP servers via MultCloud. First, select target files. If you plan to move the whole server, you should select all files by checking the small box near “Name” as shown below:
Then select “Copy” or “Copy to” from context menu. If you select “Copy”, you should paste in another FTP server. If you select “Copy to” option, it will appear a pop-up window that can be seen below.
Our purpose is to transfer from FTP1 to FTP, so in this window, we should choose “FTP” then click Transfer button. You may ask what do the bottom-left two options mean? Move means delete, after transferring, files in source FTP will be cleared. Multi-selection means transferring to multiple other services at once. You see, there is a Dropbox in MultCloud, you can also check it if you want to transfer files from FTP to Dropbox. After you click Transfer, what you only need to do is waiting.
FTP to FTP transfer online has many ways in MultCloud
Above method to transfer, sync and backup files from FTP to FTP is just one. You can also move from one FTP to another by dragging and dropping like in Windows explorer. Besides these basic transferring functions. MultCloud has advanced feature, too. Select Transfer at the topside, it will enter Transfer Service center. The first item: “From: Select the directory you want to transfer”, it is FTP1, the second item: “To: Select the target directory you want to save the files to”, it is FTP, same as above situation.
Options in the lower-left corner are as following image. Override files of the same name or not, email notification, filter certain files.
Schedule Later is an useful option. You can customize the transfer time. Since data in FTP usually are very big, with this feature, you can transfer sectionally. MultCloud also supports transferring even after power off. So don’t worry! Please refer to: Scheduled FTP transfer.
MultCloud handles the FTP to FTP transfer online without downloading first. And because it's moving files from one server to another, it is much faster. In a word, it is an excellent free multiple cloud services management applications that allows you to sync, backup and transfer data easily and fast.