Why need to transfer Dropbox to ownCloud

In Internet age, people produce numbers of data everyday. Only storing files in local hard disk will make it being full one day anyway. So cloud drive was born. Storing data in cloud service, you can access it on any device. The storage of cloud drive is not small. Conversely the space will become bigger and bigger and the services will become better and better. Dropbox is one of them. Similarly, there are Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon S3 and so on. They all have one thing in common, their servers are provided by companies. For example: Dropbox, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc. That means, you are saving files in public cloud. If you worry about privacy or don’t like some limitations of (free) account or don’t want to pay to upgrade to Pro/VIP, why don’t you build your own private cloud drive that can also upload music, videos, photos and documents?

ownCloud is such a tool that allows you to transfer, backup and sync data across Clouds. ownCloud is an open source project. Its kernel is written by PHP and supports database such as SQLite, MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL, etc. Put simply, ownCloud provides a platform with many applications, you provide server and clients. Either master and clients can be one of popular operating systems: Windows, Linux,Mac OS X, clients even supports iOS and Android. How to create your own cloud drive with ownCloud? We suggest you visit ownCloud official website. After having your ownCloud, you may plan to transfer Dropbox to ownCloud.

Use MultCloud to transfer Dropbox to ownCloud

Because MultCloud can combine Dropbox and ownCloud in one place, then transferring between them becomes easier. Unlike Dropbox and ownCloud, MultCloud is not a cloud drive but a multiple cloud services manager. Sign up MultCloud please, it is free. If you just want to try first, MultCloud also allows you to experience without registration.

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Then sign in MultCloud, start to add Dropbox and ownCloud.

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Clouds supported by MultCloud 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, ADrive, BaiDu, WebDav and FTP/SFTP.

To add Dropbox, you don’t need to input username and password in MultCloud because the authorization system of MultCloud is based on OAuth. OAuth is a standard authorization framework that enables third-party applications to connect to cloud services without username and password. Dropbox supports the OAuth authorization exactly. When you click “Add Dropbox Account” button, the page will jump to Dropbox website and guide you to finish authorizing MultCloud access to Dropbox.

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To add ownCloud, things are different. This need your server address, username and password.

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Then you can visit and mange files in those cloud drives with MultCloud. Right click a file, there is a “Copy” option. Copy&paste will help you move files from Dropbox to ownCloud like in Windows explore. “Copy to” option is similar to “Copy” but it does not need you to paste. All has been set well in the pop-up window. Drag&Drop is another method to transfer files from Dropbox to ownCloud.

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Because MultCloud supports transferring even after power off, you can also set schedule transfer in “Transfer or Backup Service”. This feature is a highlight of MultCloud.

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MultCloud is a great tool so that moving, backing up and syncing files from Dropbox to owncCloud is easy. What’s more, you can transfer files across different cloud services as well as FTP, WebDav, etc. More amazing functions and advantages of MultCloud, please try it yourself.


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