Cloud services are becoming fairly popular these days. Rather than saving the files on their computers, people prefer so save it online so that they can access them from anywhere, anytime. There are often times when you want to move from one cloud service to another. The default process would be to first download the file from one service and then upload to another. However, this process is difficult and time-consuming.
If you are looking for a simple way to transfer files from one cloud storage service to another without downloading the files to your computer first, I would recommend you to give Backupbox a try. Backupbox allows users to transfer files from one cloud storage service to another without downloading the files to your computer. The data is transferred from server to server and the time it takes to transfer them depends on the number of files and their size.
Let’s take a look at how to transfer the files using BackupBox.
Transferring files Using BackupBox
First of all, you must sign up for an account on BackupBox. After registration, it will redirect you to the dashboard of Backupbox from where you can add services. Let’s start with adding the source destination, the place from where we want to transfer our files. Click on Add New Source button on your dashboard.
It will show you all the cloud storage websites it supports.
Currently, Backupbox supports the following services:
- Amazon S3
- Google Drive
- Media Temple
- Rackspace Cloud
- And more
Just select the service from where you want to transfer the files and authorize it to access your account. To get started, we will be using Dropbox as the source destination.
After authorization, it will show you all the files that are hosted on your Dropbox account under Source Destination. Just select the folder you want to transfer but before that, we must add the destination service as well.
Click on Add New Destination from your dashboard and select the service you to transfer the files to.
Similarly, authorize Backupbox to access your account and it will show you the files hosted on your account under the destination name.
Now, it’s time to transfer the files from one service to another. Select the folder you want to transfer. One drawback of the service is that you cannot transfer specific files, you must select a folder you want to transfer from one service to another. After selecting the folder, just click on the Transfer Now button and it will begin the transfer process. The time it takes to move the files from one service to another depends on the size and number of files you are transferring.
If you want, you can even schedule transfers as well.
If you want to check whether the files have been successfully transferred, just click on Log from your dashboard and it will show you all the details about the transfer including the source and destination, the number of files, its size and the status of the transfer.
There is no doubt that BackupBox is a very handy utility that allows users to transfer files from service to another, however, there is still room for improvement. There are a few drawbacks that the developers must take into account including the ability to transfer specific files from one service to another. The other drawback is that the service moves the files from one service to another, one may want to just make a copy of files on other services which the service doesn’t allow. It just moves the file and removes them from the source service.
Apart from these, it’s a very useful utility. As it is still in early stages, I hope the developers will take these things into consideration. Feel free to share your thoughts if you tried BackupBox.