OneDrive one-way backup only backs up data from location A to B, not from B to A. In general, it’s a one-way process. There are generally two types of one way backup of OneDrive, and each type has two kinds of processes:
One-way backup between local and OneDrive cloud: one way backup from local to cloud or one way copy from cloud to local.
One-way backup between OneDrive and another cloud: one way mirror from OneDrive to the other cloud or one-way duplicate from the other cloud to OneDrive.
How to Carry out OneDrive One Way Backup?
Just as said above, there are two types of oneway backup of OneDrive; let’s introduce them one by one.
One-way Backup OneDrive with Local Storage
The official Microsoft OneDrive app can help us achieve OneDrive and local one way backup.
One way backup local to OneDrive
In the “Auto Save” tab of settings window, we can choose to sync our Documents, Desktop and Pictures the three folders from local computer to online cloud. Thus, we can access them anywhere, anytime from other devices.
We can choose to automatically save photos and videos in the camera, phone or other devices connected to the PC to OneDrive.
We are also able to save screenshots we capture on this machine to OneDrive.
One way backup OneDrive to local
Vice versa, in “Account” tab, we can select folders on OneDrive cloud to be backed up back to local computer.
OneDrive One Way Backup with Another Cloud
This type of one way backup can’t be done with OneDrive nested application. We should rely on a third party one-way cloud backup program such as MultCloud.
1. Create MultCloud account
As a web-based software, MultCloud only requires us to sign up to get access to its services. This is completely free.
2. Add OneDrive and the other cloud accounts to MultCloud
Log into the created MultCloud account, click “Add Clouds” tab and choose “OneDrive” or “OneDrive for Business” depending on the OneDrive account type. Then, follow the easy guidance to finish adding cloud.
Tips: Only one cloud account can be included into MultCloud in one time. We need to repeat the above process to add extra cloud drives.
3. One Way Backup in OneDrive
When all above preparations are done, we can start the backup of OneDrive. Move to “Cloud Sync” tab, specify source and destination, make sure the task type is “One-way Sync”, finally click “Sync Now”.
Tips for OneDrive One Way Backup
There are altogether 7 kinds of one-way sync mode for us to choose from in MultCloud: “Simple Sync”, “Mirror Sync”, “Move Sync”, “Cumulative Sync”, “Update Sync”, “Incremental Backup Sync” and “Full Backup Sync”. Just click “Options” in the lower left to trigger the options window.
Tips: Except for simple sync, the other one way sync type is charged. We have to upgrade to MultCloud Premium plan to enjoy them.