By Kelsey twitter/ Last Updated September 28, 2021

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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Can I do cloud to cloud transfer?

“I have a personal Dropbox and I would like to transfer files from Dropbox to the Google Drive. I wanted to know if there is a way for me to transfer big files from cloud to cloud? If third-party software or web-services is needed, please recommend to me. Any reply will be appreciated!”

Why need to transfer files from cloud to cloud?

The reason why users need to transfer files from cloud to cloud differ from one another. In general, there are several common reasons listed as below:

Users are going to abandon the current cloud and replace it with a new one.

The storage space of the one cloud storage is not enough, and there is a large amount of quota in another cloud storage.

Users want to backup some crucial files from current cloud storage to another cloud storage in case of accidental loss.

Users own more than one cloud drive accounts and they tend to store different data and files on different cloud drives.

How to transfer files from cloud to cloud for free?

There are two ways to show you how to transfer files from cloud to cloud for free. The first way is a manual way, which is feasible but less efficient. The second way is an easier and quicker way. If there are too many files need to be moved, you’d better turn to the second way directly to save both time and effort.

Way 1. Transfer files by downloading and uploading

If you are using cloud storage to store your files, you must be familiar with downloading and uploading. You can download files you need from one cloud storage to your local drive, and then upload them manually to another cloud storage. We will take Google Drive and Dropbox as the example to show you how to do cloud to cloud file transfer:

1. Log in your old Google Drive account.

2. On Google Drive page, click “My drive”. Then, right-click the files you need, click “Download” button and wait for the process to complete.

Google Dive Download

Note: You can create a new folder to store all files you need and download the folder directly. All the files will be compressed into a single zip file. When the download is finished, you can unzip the file and extract all your files from the single zip file.

3. Go to the Dropbox website and log in your account with email and password.

4. Click on "Upload" on the upper right corner and then you can choose to upload files or folder from your computer.

Dropbox Upload Files

Actually, this way is a bit of time-wasting and annoying. You have to repeat downloading and re-uploading operation manually and face the risks of data loss during the migration procedure. And the speed of the Internet will affect the process, you need to keep waiting until the data to be downloaded and uploaded successfully.

Therefore, to do cloud to cloud data transfer, you can rely on a third-party free cloud transfer app like CBackup to transfer files cloud to cloud directly and quickly no matter how big the data is.

Way 2. Transfer files from cloud to cloud by CBackup

CBackup is a reliable and professional cloud transfer service that supports cloud data transfer. It supports many cloud drives like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and so on. With it, you can move files between two cloud storage with ease. In addition, it has many advantages:

It has a clear interface and user-friendly design, you can figure it out quickly even for the first time. And you can use it directly on the web with any browser or download the desktop app.

It supports you to set up an automatic cloud-to-cloud backup task in Specific time/Daily/Weekly/Monthly mode. Then, your data will be transferred automatically at a regular interval or simply for a special timing.

It allows you to enable the “Email notification” feature. Then, once the task succeeds or fails, you will receive an email from CBackup. With this feature, you don’t need to keep waiting until the backup task ends.

It offers a “File Filter” feature to help you exclude certain types of files or contain only specified types of files when backing up. In this way, you can save both transfer time and storage space on your backup destination.

Now let’s download CBackup desktop app and free sign up an account in CBackup and follow the steps to transfer files between cloud storage for free.

1. Create a CBackup account freely and sign in.

Sign Up

2. Add and authorize your source and destination cloud drive account under the “My Storage” tab.

Add Cloud

Note: CBackup bases on a standard OAuth system that can ensure your account’s security. There is no need to worry about personal information data disclosure.

3. Click on the “Backup Tasks” tab on the left, then, click the “New Task” button to create a backup task.

Create Task

4. Name your backup task, click the “Add Source” button to add the cloud with the files you want to transfer. Similarly, click the “Add Destination” button to add another cloud as the transfer destination. Then, click "Start Backup” in the lower right corner to perform the free cloud transfer.

Backup Google Drive to Dropbox

Note: You can click “Settings” button before starting backup to enjoy the "Scheduled Backup", “File Filter” and “Email notification” feature.

5. 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.



In the contents above, 2 ways to do cloud to cloud transfer has been introduced, and you can follow the detailed steps to transfer files between any two cloud drives. If the cloud drive you are using is supported by CBackup, don’t hesitate to use this cloud file transfer service to save your time and effort. And besides cloud transfer for free, CBackup can also help you combine cloud storage into one for more backup space.

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