Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox are the three most popular cloud storage services on the market. These services let you back up your data so easily that it’s almost fun. What makes the deal even sweeter is that you can get these refills whenever you want. More importantly, you can easily access your data from your Android or iOS smartphones and PC or Mac. What if you want to move files from one storage platform to another? Of course, you don’t transfer one file at a time.
That’s when tools like MoveBot.io come in handy. This tool acts as a migration manager and helps you move files from one location to another on cloud storage platforms like Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive.
The best part is that you can schedule migrations to happen in the background while you work on other applications on your computer.
Besides the cloud services mentioned above, MoveBot also supports Microsoft Azure, Backblaze, Wasabi Cloud Storage and Amazon Web Services.
The trick of this service is that you don’t need to download any additional software. You need reliable access to the internet to schedule a job, and the tool does the rest. It provides a robust method to transfer files and is also safe to use.
So, if you want to save time by switching data between cloud services that don’t require your constant attention, here’s how MoveBot.io can help you.
How to Move Files Using MoveBot
Like any other service, you will need a valid account to start things first. And once this is done, you must first go through three steps – Create Resource, Define Target and configure appropriate settings for the job.
Stage 1: Click the Create Transition button and then select the source from the drop-down menu. It can be any of the cloud services depending on the cloud account you want to migrate your data to. In my case I chose OneDrive.
Typical third-party tools require you to allow cloud storage services for proper access.
After that, click on ‘Save and Configure Target’ to proceed to the next step.
Step 2: The process is quite similar. Choose one of the services from the menu. In my case I chose Google Drive.
After granting the necessary permissions, it’s time to configure other settings. Just click the Save and Configure Settings button.
Stage 3: Now comes an important step – the naming of the business. The good thing would be to give it an easy-to-understand name. In my case, I assigned OneDrive to GoogleDrive.
Now comes the interesting part. You can schedule the job to run daily or according to your preference.
Also, you can always tick the box for email notification if you don’t want to keep the page open. If the job was successful (or unsuccessful), you will be notified immediately so you can take the next steps.
After completing the above steps, click Save and Start to get started.
It is worth noting here that the file transfer will not be instantaneous. The tool will first determine the storage amount of the resource and after the calculation is complete the transfer will begin.
On the other hand, the time taken to calculate is not much and it is completed in less than 3-4 minutes. Of course, it will also depend on the amount of data you are moving from one point to another.
How to Check Job Overview
Once the file transfer is complete, you will be able to see the status under Overview.
MoveBot displays the number of files moved along with the amount of data transferred. You can also see the time required for execution. More importantly, the Overview also shows the number of files that could not be moved.
Note that you cannot move files or folders that are locked or encrypted (such as OneDrive Vault).
To see the status of old jobs, click the three-dot menu under the job name and select Overview from the menu.
Additional MoveBot Settings
So the data was moved from one service to another and the files were organized. What will happen now?
MoveBot has a smart setting called Delta Enabled that moves a file (or a set of files) when changed in the source.
This saves you from manually moving files or creating a new job.
To change the configuration of a previous job, go to MoveBot’s home page and click on the three-dot menu and select Settings.
After making the relevant changes, click Save and get started according to your needs.
At the same time, if you need to start an old job, click on the Play icon of any of the jobs and the issue will be taken care of.
File Transfers Made Easy
This is how you can move files between Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox using MoveBot.io.
When it comes to pricing, MoveBot does things a little differently. There are no monthly subscription plans. Instead, you pay per move and the good thing is you have to pay when the move is complete. Clean, I would say.
Second, since it costs around $0.08 to move a GB, pricing falls on the affordable side, making it great for moving small files from one cloud storage to another.
So would you use MoveBot.io?