Concept of scheduled file copy
For desktop operating system, scheduled file copy is nothing new. There are already many tools for copying, backing up or syncing files regularly on Windows computer, Mac machine, or even from a Android pad to an iPad. To complete scheduled file copy, you can try different kinds of applications. Either transfer via data line or WIFI or other media. They have a common point is that both source device and receiving device should be power on.
However, in this article, we will talk about scheduled file moving stored in cloud service. Such as Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. If you plan to copy, backup and sync data between two same brand accounts, its app may help. But what about transferring between two different brand accounts? Obviously, No one company would like its cloud app supports transferring files from its cloud to another brand cloud directly. Let alone scheduled transfer. But things are different to a third-party cloud manager.
Scheduled file copy with cloud management application - MultCloud
Now it is the age of big data, many people use cloud drives for work and life. Some people even use multiple cloud storage accounts, same brand as well as different brands. When they want to transfer files from one cloud storage to another, it is a problem. When they plan to do scheduled file transfer, it is a big problem. Luckily, MultCloud provides you great solution.
MultCloud is a free web app. That means you don’t need to install client or plugin. With a browser on device connectting to Internet is OK. MultCloud works as a middle man, it combines and manages multiple cloud services in one place. When transferring file from one cloud to another, you can just operate on MultCloud’s interface then the process will be executed on MultCloud’s server. But it does not save or cache your data and files. How cool!
Steps of scheduled transfer with MultCloud
Step 1: Sign up&sign in MultCloud. In this step you need to fill in your email address, username, password and verification code. Then confirm the registration in your email and log in.
Step 2: Add cloud in MultCloud. MultCloud supports more than 20 cloud services now. They are 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.
Here, we take transfer files from FTP to Dropbox as an example. First, to add Dropbox, you only need to type a display name in MultCloud, then the authorization page will jump to Dropbox’s webpage.
This is because Dropbox supports the OAuth authorization, which is a standard authorization framework that enables third party applications to build up a connection to cloud services without username and password. And the authorization system of MultCloud just right based on OAuth.
Adding FTP to MultCloud need more information. Server address, username, password and other options.
Steps 3: Scheduled file copy by MultCloud. Cloud contents can be seen in MultCloud’s interface. If you right click on specific file, you can find “Copy” and “Copy to” selections. But schedule copy is not there.
You should switch to Transfer Service interface. Assume that source directory is from FTP while target directory is in Dropbox. Then select “Schedule Later” from pull-down menu in the right bottom.
There are four types of scheduled transfer: once, daily, weekly or monthly in the specific time for data moving.
Click the “Save” button, the task project will be saved in the Task Manager as follow. You can transfer now or edit the scheduled task again. After completing the transmission, MultCloud will send you an email about the result.
Thanks to the free MultCloud, the dream of scheduled file copy, sync and backup between clouds come true. As a multiple cloud service management application, like we mentioned above, MultCloud supports FTP. If you want to do FTP to FTP transfer, usually, file volume in FTP is big, then you can do scheduled FTP transfer in MultCloud. MultCloud has many other interesting and useful functions, for instance, share, search, preview, etc. MultCloud even supports running task after power off. All in all, it is worth trying.