Learn about server
Before transferring files from one server to another, we should know what does “server” mean. In computer field, “server” has many meanings. Such as cloud server, file server, FTP server and so on. In this article, we mainly talk about FTP server. FTP server is a software.html application runs FTP(full name is File Transfer Protocol), which is the protocol for exchanging files over the Internet. It is a standard network protocol used to transfer website to a new host over a TCP-based network, such as the Internet. For secure transmission that protects the username and password, and encrypts the content, FTP is often secured with SSL/TLS (FTPS). SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is sometimes also used instead, but it is technologically different.
Now many websites or web hosting services use FTP to mange files. If you want to change a host, for example, a cheaper one instead. You are going to migrate website to new host, then you should operate with FTP to move files. In this situation, I recommend you to try MultCloud.
Learn about MultCloud
MultCloud is a web-app that offers multiple functions to sync, backup and transfer files across cloud services. It is designed to combine multiple cloud services into one, so you can mange them in one place. Besides cloud drives, it also supports FTP. So, transferring files from one server to another is possible with MultCloud. In theory, you can add numerous FTP accounts in it. When you first register MultCloud, it provides you 2TB traffic, but you can upgrade the traffic to 10TB.
Click the top right red text “To get 10TB Traffic for Free” to enter the page as above image, do as the instruction, then submit the URL to update your account.
Adding FTP to MultCloud is the key step. Select FTP in the main screen, click “Next” to go.
Clouds supported by MultCloud are: 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, WebDav and FTP/SFTP.
Enter your FTP’s information as follows:
MultCloud supports FTP includeing SFTP and FTPS. The display name depends on you. You should enter the correct server address, username and password. The advanced option is path. There are two significant points about using MultCloud to manage your FTP.
- Please make sure that you have the read/write permissions before file operations, otherwise, MultCloud may be unable to transfer files into your FTP.
- Please make sure that there is enough space for your operations. We are temporarily unable to identify its size.
After filling in all information, click “Add FTP Account” button to continue, wait a minute, your first FTP account will be added in MultCloud successfully. Then add the second account in the same way.
Transfer files from one FTP to another in MultCloud
Now it is time to teach you how to transfer files from one FTP server to another by MultCloud. Click one FTP on the left panel, you can see all contents are shown in the view. Check all of them if you want to move the whole server. Right click and select “Copy” or “Copy to”.
If you select “Copy”, switch to FTP1, select “Paste” from context menu please. If you select “Copy to”, set in the pop-up window, select FTP1. “Move” option means deleting the original files. “Multi-selection” will help you transfer to several selected servers.
If your files are huge that you can’t transfer them at one time, you can try the Transfer or Backup Service and schedule transfer feature.
Choose the source and the target FTP, click “Schedule Later” from pull-down menu. Set schedule project and save.
You can check, edit, commit the task in Task Manager.
Now you know how to move files from one server to another, and you can use the similar way to backup and sync data. What's more, MultCloud even can transfer after power off. So don’t worry about transferring large files from one server to another with it. MultCloud also realizes multi-server parallel transmission. The security of MultlCloud is very high. In a word, MultCloud is a great server transfer and management tool.