Users’ Need of Sync Between Cloud Storage Services

Now, many users choose multiple cloud storage services for file storage, so that file recovery failures caused by hard disk damage can be avoided. However, in the process of file sync, users can only perform file sync from local end to the cloud end or cloud end to the local end, but cannot perform cloud to cloud file sync. Therefore, many users put forward their own related requirements on Quora: "How do I sync files between multiple cloud storage services?".

For individual users, cloud to cloud sync can realize seamless file transfer, which saves upload and download time while also preventing from losing important file, for example, wedding videos stored in the cloud drives, warm and sweet photos with family members, and funny pictures of pets. Of course, if you are forced to work at home due to the COVID-19 epidemic, file sync between cloud drives can enhance collaboration, and data backup can be performed efficiently and easily, so as to improve your work efficiency.

Cloud Storage
Cloud Storage

For business users, in order to best solve the problems of storing large amounts of data and high data migration costs, companies are increasingly migrating their IT infrastructure to cloud computing services. Stress-free sync between multiple cloud storage services allows companies have no need to manually download and upload files between cloud storage services. Cloud to cloud file sync will help company backup a lot of data and keep data migration more convenient, which greatly reduces the cost of data migration for the enterprise and better ensure data security.

How to Sync Between Cloud Storage Services?

Based on the needs of the above-mentioned users, many tools for file sync and transfer between clouds have come out, such as certain drive-based applications and web-based programs. If you choose an application, you need to download the corresponding installation package to install it. In the process of using, you should consider the problem of the compatible model of the application. What's more, some applications may cause data loss due to crash when using. These problems may cause file sync not to be resolved, and bring more thorny problems.

A web-based multiple cloud storage manager-MultCloud can avoid the above problems, because it can support online and automatic file sync and transfer between multiple cloud storage services, so as to assist you in file sync operations to the utmost extent. If you want to know how to do this, next, this article will take Google Drive and OneDrive as an example to introduce file sync between cloud drives step by step.

Step 1. Sign Up

Navigate MultCloud: https://www.multcloud.com and create a free account with your email address.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Note: You can just create a temporary account by choosing “Try without signing up”, and you need to remember your account and password so that you can log in next time.

Step 2. Add Clouds

Log in MultCloud with your email address and password, click on the “Add Cloud” button to select Google Drive to add, then add OneDrive with your account in the same way, and go to the next step.

Add OneDrive and Google Drive
Add OneDrive and Google Drive

Note: From the left panel of the "Add Cloud" interface, you can check whether the cloud drive has been added successfully.

Step 3. Sync Between Cloud Storage

Click “Cloud Sync” to select Google Drive to choose the file you want to sync and select OneDrive to choose the target directory, then, click “Sync Now” icon to complete the file syncing.

 Sync Google Drive to Onedrive
Sync Google Drive to Onedrive

Notes:

  • If you want to sync files from one cloud to multiple clouds at the same time, you can select "Multi-select" button (you can see it from the picture above) to add other clouds.
  • You can click "Options" to choose the ways of cloud syncing: One-Way Sync or Two-Way Sync. And there are 7 more detailed sync ways for One-Way Sync. If necessary, you can sync data through advanced ways by upgrading your account.
    Cloud Sync Options
    Cloud Sync Options
  • If you want to automatically backup Google Drive to OneDrive on a regular basis, you can enable "Schedule" and MultCloud can run your tasks as scheduled.
    Schedule
    Schedule
  • If there are many files that need to be synced, you can close the page at the beginning of the task so as not to prevent you from handling other important tasks, because MultCloud can run the task in the background.

Besides, it is worth to mention that MultCloud not only supports the above two cloud drives, but also supports up to 32 cloud drive services, such as, Google Photos, G Suite, Dropbox, Flickr, MEGA, Amazon S3 and Box and so on. If you have the corresponding cloud drive accounts which MultCloud supports, you can add them to MultCloud to manage your files better. Different cloud to cloud sync depends on your situation.

Conclusion

From the above, we can know that most users choose multiple cloud drives for file storage, and users can keep the same updated files in different locations through the cloud drives. When it comes to the sync between cloud storage services, the web-based program-MultCloud, compared with drive-based applications, can help users operate file sync more conveniently and quickly.

With the sync function in MultCloud, you can set the specific sync time to sync files between clouds according to your preferences, so that files after making corresponding changes can be synced between multiple clouds no matter where you access it from.

In addition to the sync function between clouds, you can also try the cloud to cloud transfer function with MultCloud. If this tool can actually help you, it would be best.

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