Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box. The number of options for storing your business documents in the cloud grows each year. But how do you switch between them?
Labnol.org has posted a short blog about a service called Mover.io that transfers files and folders from one cloud storage service to another. The service works on a freemium model – you can transfer up to 10 GB of data for free and then pay $1 per extra GB of transfer.
Mover can even move files to and from enterprise storage with Amazon S3 – and from there to Amazon’s super-cheap archiving service, Glacier, which charges as little as 1c per GB.
Mover has connectors for all popular cloud storage providers. You may copy files from your Google Drive to Dropbox, from SkyDrive to Box or even from your old Google account to the new one. They also support FTP allowing you to directly transfer files from Google Drive or Dropbox to your FTP server, over the cloud.
There are no restrictions on individual file size limits (except for SkyDrive) and you may transfer unlimited number of files. Mover creates a mirror copy of your folders on the destination service but if a folder on the source drive has too many files, you have an option to zip them all in a single file before the transfer.
The activity log (see next screenshot) in your Mover dashboard offers a near real-time view of ongoing transfers and the service also sends a detailed email notification when a transfer job has been processed.
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