How to Move Files Between Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox Using MoveBot.io
GT Partner Team
Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox are three of the most popular cloud storage services out there. These services let you take a backup of your data with such ease that it's nearly joyful. What makes the deal even sweeter is that you can retrieve those backups anytime you want. More importantly, you can access your data easily on your Android or iOS smartphones and your PC or Mac. What if you want to move files from one storage platform to the other? Surely, you wouldn't transfer one file at a time.
Well, that's when tools like MoveBot.io serve to be useful. This tool acts as a migration manager and helps you move files from one location to the other on cloud storage platforms like Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.
The best part is that you can even schedule the migration jobs to take place in the background while working on other apps on your computer.
Apart from the cloud services mentioned above, MoveBot also supports Microsoft Azure, Backblaze, Wasabi Cloud Storage, and Amazon Web Services.
The crux of this service is that you do not need to download any additional software. You need reliable access to the internet to schedule a job, and the tool takes care of the rest. It provides a robust method to transfer files, and at the same, it's safe to use.
So if you are looking to save time with data migration between cloud services that don't need your constant attention, then here's how MoveBot.io can help you.
How to Move Files Using MoveBot
Like any other service, first, you'd need a valid account to kick-start things. And once that's done, you have to go through three steps primarily — create the Source, define the Destination, and configure the appropriate settings for the job.
Step 1: Click on the Create Migration button and then select the source from the drop-down. It can be any of the cloud services, depending on the cloud account you want to migrate your data from. In my case, I chose OneDrive.
Typical of third-party tools, you'll need to permit the cloud storage services for appropriate access.
After that, click on 'Save and Configure Destination' to move onto the next stage.
Step 2: The process is quite similar. Select one of the services from the menu. In my case, I picked Google Drive.
After granting necessary permissions, it's time to configure the rest of the settings. Just click on the Save and Configure Settings button.
Step 3: Now, here comes an important stage — naming the job. The good thing would be to give it an easy-to-understand name. In my case, I assigned it — OneDrive to GoogleDrive.
Now comes the interesting part. You can schedule the job to run daily or as per your preference.
And, if you do not want to keep the page open, you can always check the box for email notification. If the job is successful (or has failed), you will be notified instantly so that you can take the next steps.
After completing the above steps, click on Save and Kickoff to commence the job.
Here, it's worth mentioning that the file transfer will not be instantaneous. The tool will first determine the storage amount of the source, and the transfer will start once the calculation has completed.
On the upside, the time taken to calculate isn't much and wraps up in under than 3-4 minutes. Of course, it'll also depend on the amount of data you are moving from one point to the other.
How to Check the Job Overview
Once the file transfer completes, you will be able to see the status under Overview.
MoveBot displays the number of files moved along with the amount of data transferred. Plus, you can also see the time required for the execution. More importantly, the Overview also displays the number of files that couldn't be moved.
Do note that you cannot move files or folders which are locked or encrypted (such as the Vault of OneDrive).
To see the status of old jobs, click on the three-dot menu under the job name, and select Overview from the menu.
Additional MoveBot Settings
So, the data has moved from one service to the other, and the files have been organized. Now what?
MoveBot has a smart setting called Delta Enabled, which moves a file (or a set of files) when it has been modified at the source.
It saves you from moving those files manually or from creating a new job.
To change the configuration of a previous job, head over to MoveBot's homepage and click on the three-dot menu and select Settings.
After making relevant changes, click on Save, and start the job as per your requirement.
At the same time, if you have to start an old job, click on the Play icon of any of the jobs, and the matter will be taken care of.
When it comes to pricing, MoveBot does things a tad differently. There are no monthly subscription plans. Instead, you pay per migration, and the good thing is that you have to pay once the migration job completes. Neat, I'd say.
Secondly, the pricing falls on the affordable side since migrating a GB costs around $0.08, which makes it great for moving small files from one cloud storage to the other.