How Can I Backup Dropbox with Google Drive?
“I used to apply Dropbox to store my files. I got a Google Drive account with huge space the other day, and I want to backup Dropbox to Google Drive. Is there a free way to get this done?”
Dropbox and Google Drive are two excellent cloud file storage solutions. Dropbox is a pioneer in file hosting, with 15 years of development history as of 2021. Google Drive, launched by Google, offers to store all types of files, share files with others, and is collaborative with Google Drive office software suite, like Google Docs, Google Sheets, etc.
Due to the diversity of options, some companies use Google Drive and some choose Dropbox to store their files. How do you save and share data with your partner if you are using Dropbox, while your partners are using Google Drive? You can transfer Dropbox to Google Drive to solve this problem.
Why Should One Backup Dropbox to Google Drive?
There are several reasons for backing up Dropbox to Google Drive:
Saving files in two different clouds is double insurance to protect from data loss.
Dropbox only provides 2GB of free space, but Google Drive provides 15GB. You can enjoy more free space after transferring Dropbox to Google Drive.
As a cloud storage service, Google Drive offers more diverse storage plans, which enables you to have more options to choose from.
The integration with Google office applications allows Google Drive to create, write and edit documents, which is indispensable for work.
How to transfer all files from Dropbox to Google Drive? In the following chapters, we will show you two effective solutions.
Easiest Way to Backup Dropbox Files to Google Drive
Since Dropbox does not provide a way to synchronize Dropbox with Google Drive directly, you can use third-party tools if you want to complete this work as efficiently as possible. CBackup is a professional cloud backup tool that can backup Dropbox to Google Drive for free.
CBackup is scheduled backup software. It allows you to perform automatic backups of a large amount of Dropbox data with Google Drive without switching accounts, which could be simpler and more efficient compared with the traditional way. Its email notifications allow you to set up notifying you when the backup is successful or failed. Its backup version management enables you to restore to a corresponding backup version as needed with ease.
CBackup also supports migrating Dropbox to OneDrive, as well as other clouds, such as Google Drive and FTP/SFTP.
Other features of this fantastic data migration software:
☛Manage file filters to only transfer photos from Dropbox to Google Drive or to exclude certain superfluous documents when moving data between clouds.
☛Entitle to backup computer files to CBackup Cloud (with 10GB of free space) and able to upgrade to the 10,000GB huge backup plan at a cost-effective price.
☛Merge two or more Dropbox accounts and other cloud drives to form a complete storage space and gain more free space simply.
☛Automatically backup Windows data to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and other cloud storage services securely.
How to upload Dropbox to Google Drive using CBackup? Let's take a look at the detailed steps.
✎Note: The process of migrating data from Dropbox to Google Drive can be done in the background. Therefore, the migration will be completed automatically even if the CBackup page or your computer is shut down.
Step 1. Sign up for a CBackup account with your email, and log in to it with your account then.
Step 2. In the My Storage section, click on + Add Cloud in the middle of the screen, and select Dropbox to tap on Add. Then, follow the on-screen prompts to complete the authorization to allow CBackup to link with your Dropbox storage. After that, add your Google Drive account to CBackup likewise.
Step 3. Head for Backup Tasks, press the New Task position.
✎Note: You can move Dropbox files to Google Drive with the “Sync Tasks” feature.
Step 4. Give a customized name to the task, and tap on Add Source to tack Dropbox as the backup source.
Step 5. Then, hit the Add Destination button, choose the Single Cloud option, add your Google Drive account as the backup destination, and click OK. Ultimately, press Start Backup to start the backup task.
Before you click on Start Backup, you could enable automatic backups, email notifications, and version control on the Backup Settings page.
To apply other features of CBackup, you can download the CBackup client app, and try merging Dropbox accounts, Google Drive accounts or OneDrive accounts with it freely.
Backup Dropbox with Google Drive in Traditional Way
You may migrate Dropbox to Google Drive in a traditional way, downloading files from Dropbox and uploading them to Google Drive. This method is suitable for the transfer of a small number of files. Because downloading and uploading a large number of files is time-consuming. Here are the detailed tutorials:
Step 1. Go to the Dropbox website and log in with your credential.
Step 2. Download these files needed to be backed up to Google Drive to your computer by selecting them and clicking Download.
Step 3. Navigate to drive.google.com, hit My Drive > Upload Files/Upload folder, or directly drag and drop files to add data to Google Drive.
To sum up, this guide talked about how to backup Dropbox to Google Drive with 2 free methods. If you intend to backup plenty of files, CBackup is a worthy choice, as it is easy to use and has nearly all the features for transferring data between clouds.