By Kelsey twitter/ Last Updated April 2, 2022

Why Do You Need Cloud Backup?

  • Are you afraid of accidentally losing the data stored on your hard drive?
  • Are you anxious that there is not enough space locally for backup?
  • Are you panicked that you have lost all local backups due to local accidents?
  • Backup all your data to the cloud offsite, never lose data and recover them from any PC.

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Why backup OneDrive to Dropbox?

Nowadays, there are many cloud storage on the market that allows users to store data online for safekeeping. OneDrive and Dropbox are both popular cloud storage around the world. If users are using the two cloud storage at the same time, chances are that users may need to backup files from OneDrive to Dropbox from time to time.

Backup Onedrive To Dropbox

Generally, the main reason for backing up OneDrive to Dropbox is to make a copy of the OneDrive data and store the data in Dropbox because data in cloud drive is not absolutely safe due to human errors or technical bugs. Therefore, backing up OneDrive to Dropbox can prevent you from losing all your data at once.

If you realize the necessity but don’t know how to backup Dropbox to OneDrive easily, please read on. In the following contents, you will learn how to achieve easily data backup between OneDrive and Dropbox in three different ways.

Manual ways to backup OneDrive to Dropbox

Most cloud storage services will provide web apps and desktop apps at the same time, OneDrive and Dropbox are no exception. OneDrive and Dropbox offer a web app for backup and a desktop app for sync. If you need to backup files between OneDrive and Dropbox, you can use these two tools.

Way 1. Backup through the web app

Most cloud drive users must be familiar with the traditional way to backup cloud data – downloading files from cloud drive and then re-uploading the files to another cloud storage. This method is also available here. Follow the instruction to back up your files from OneDrive to Dropbox via web app:

1. Go to the website of OneDrive and sign in your account.

2. Select the files or folder you need and click “Download”.

Download from OneDrive

3. Go to the website of Dropbox and log in to your account.

4. Click on "My Drive", then, you can choose "Upload files" or "Upload folder" to upload from your computer.

Upload Files to Dropbox

Way 2. Backup through the sync folder

Or, you can download both OneDrive and Dropbox desktop app on your computer to move files between the OneDrive folder and Dropbox folder easily:

1. Download OneDrive and Dropbox app on your computer and install them.

2. Find OneDrive and Dropbox folder in your system. Copy and paste files you need between the two folders.

View Dropbox and OneDrive Through File Explorer

Actually, although manual ways are feasible, they are time-consuming especially when you need to backup your cloud data frequently. If you need a way to backup OneDrive to Dropbox directly and automatically without downloading any app and occupying local storage, you can follow the methods below.

Automatic way to backup OneDrive to Dropbox

To improve the backup efficiency and save your time, you are suggested to backup your files with a free and professional cloud backup tool – CBackup, which is a professional cloud backup service that supports many famous cloud drives including Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive as well as FTP/SFTP.

As long as you register one CBackup account on the website of CBackup, you can add accounts belonging to the same or different cloud drives as many as you have. And then, you can set up a backup task to do cloud to cloud backup easily and quickly. It also has advantages as below:

It supports scheduled backup, which allows you to set up the automatic backup tasks in specific time, daily, weekly, monthly mode.

It is very easy to use. You can use it at any time with a browser as long as you have an internet connection. 

What's more, the cloud to cloud backup and all the backup settings like schedule backup, file filter, and email notification are free.

Now, look at the steps below to learn how to backup OneDrive to Dropbox with CBackup:

1. Go to the CBackup’s website and create a CBackup account and then sign in.

Sign Up

2. After logging in, please navigate to the “My Storage” tab, click "My Storage +" and click "Add" to add this drive. You can add Dropbox accounts through the same steps.

Add OneDrive

Note: CBackup bases on OAuth Authorization System, which will never save your login information like cloud account and password. Meanwhile, CBackup already meets the requirements of the GDPR to guarantee the privacy and security of your personal data.

3. You can see all the added cloud drives on the left side of the “My Storage” page. Click the three-dot icon next to each cloud drive, you can select “Allocate Space” option to adjust the storage space for backup.

Allocate Space Feature

4. Click “Backup Tasks” tab at the top of the page. Then, click the “New Task” button to create your backup task.

Create Task

5. Then, you can edit the name of the backup task. After that, click the “Add Source” button to add OneDrive as the backup source. Similarly, click “Add Destination” to Dropbox as a backup destination. Finally, click “Start Backup”.

Add Source and Destination


You can choose the entire cloud storage or just certain files when you add the backup source.

CBackup also offers many backup features that can help you set up an automatic backup task to protect your data regularly or exclude some unwanted files while backing up to save your backup space and time. You can click “Settings” to check these features.

Tip: How to expand your Dropbox space for free?

As we all know, Dropbox offers 2 GB of free storage space and OneDrive 5 GB of free storage space. Therefore, if both your OneDrive and Dropbox accounts are free accounts, the storage space in Dropbox may be insufficient to store all the files in OneDrive.

In this case, you can try to expand your Dropbox backup space for free with CBackup. There is a feature called combine cloud storage that can help you combine multiple free Dropbox accounts into one to protect more data. You can follow the steps to combine cloud storage with CBackup:

1. Navigate to the “My Storage” tab, click "My Storage +" and click "Add" to add Dropbox account as many as you have. 

Add Dropbox

2. Click "My Storage +" and click "New Combined Cloud" to choose your Dropbox accounts and merge them into a huge backup space.

New Combined Cloud

3. Then, you can create a backup task and choose the combined cloud storage as the backup destination to store more data.

Start Backup


With the effective ways above, you can easily backup OneDrive to Dropbox. If you need to backup files between cloud storage frequently, you’d better use CBackup to do it, saving both time and effort. And if you need more space in Dropbox, you can also try to expand Dropbox space by merging multiple Dropbox accounts with CBackup.

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