Can I backup files from Dropbox to Google Drive?
“I am using Dropbox to store files, but the free 2GB storage space is about to run out. I heard that Google Drive provides 15GB of free storage space, so, I am going to use Google Drive. The question is can I backup files stored on Dropbox to Google Drive? Any answer will be appreciated!”
Nowadays, people prefer to store files on clouds like Dropbox and Google Drive. If you are using several clouds or you want to abandon one cloud, chances are that you may need to backup files in one drive to another or transfer all files to another cloud drive. But there's a question on how to backup files from Dropbox to Google Drive. Actually, moving files from Dropbox to Google Drive is not a difficult thing, you can keep reading the post below to know two ways to realize it.
Traditional way: Backup Dropbox to Google Drive by downloading and uploading
The traditional way to backup Dropbox to Google Drive is to download and upload files. That means you need to download files you need from Dropbox to your local drive first, then, upload them manually to Google Drive. If you have fewer files, you can follow steps below to complete the operation. If you need to transfer all Dropbox to Google Drive, you could turn to the second way directly for efficient and easy transfer.
1. Sign in to your Dropbox account.
2. Select files or folders you want to download, select the Download button from the drop-down window and wait for the process to complete.
✎Note: After downloading the folders to your PC, they will be converted to a filename.zip file.
3. Sign in to your Google Drive account, click My Drive > Upload Files or Upload folder to upload files that have been downloaded from Dropbox to your Google Drive account.
✎Note: If you want to upload folders directly to your Dropbox account, you need to put your files into a folder on your local computer first.
That’s how to manually transfer files between Dropbox and Google Drive. For users, download and upload is a way to realize the migration. However, this method is not simple because they need to operate manually, and it will consume a lot of time when the file is large. So, to backup files from Dropbox to Google Drive, you can choose an easier way to using free online services like CBackup.
Easier way: Backup Dropbox to Google drive directly via CBackup
CBackup is a professional cloud backup service that can help you backup Dropbox to Google Drive freely. With only a few steps, you can backup entire Dropbox or part of files on it to Google Drive easily and quickly.
In addition, it can combine your cloud storage like Dropbox, OneDrive and Google drive to expand your storage space. And then, you can manage several clouds on one interface and transfer the data from one cloud to another cloud that has extra free space. Besides, it also has advantages as below:
☛It bases on a standard OAuth system that can ensure your account’s security. There is no need to worry about personal information data disclosure.
☛It provides unlimited data transmission, and if the transmitted cloud backup space is insufficient, the data can also be automatically backed up to another cloud backup.
☛It allows you to set up a scheduled backup in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly mode, so you don't have to worry about forgetting to backup.
☛The backup and restoration between clouds do not depend on the local machine. Even if you shut down the computer, data continues to complete until the backup or restore task is completed.
Step-by-step instructions to use CBackup
1. Create a CBackup account freely and sign in.
2. Add and authorize your Dropbox and Google Drive under the My Storage tab.
3. Click on the Backup Tasks tab at the top of the page, then, click the Create Task button to create the backup task.
4. Name your backup task, click the Add Source button to add a cloud as the backup source.
✎You can choose to backup the entire cloud or just some of the files or folders on the source cloud.
5. Similarly, click Add Destination button to add a cloud as the backup destination.
✎You can click “Settings” button before starting backup to enjoy “File Filt” features. It can help you exclude certain types of files or contain only specified types of files when backing up.
✎You can enable email notification under “Settings”. Then, once the backup succeeds or fails, you will receive an email from CBackup.
✎You can click “Settings” button to set up an automatic backup in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly mode.
After backing up, you can easily restore the files that have been previously backed up to the original location or a new location easily with CBackup.
Both ways above can help you backup Dropbox to Google Drive, you can choose one according to your situation. As mentioned above, CBackup can not only help you transfer files, but also let you manage multiple clouds on the same interface. Besides Dropbox and Google Drive, it also supports OneDrive, FTP/SFTP and so on, if you have cloud drives that CBackup supports, try it now, it will bring you much convenience.