What Is Cloud Save?
Cloud save, in general, means to save data to cloud drive storage. It defines the destination as cloud while there is no limit for source location. That is to say, the place where the target data come from can be anywhere. Generally, there are two sources, local devices (computer storages, HDD, SSD, USB flash drives, Thumb Drives, Pen Drives, CD/DVD, Hyper-V, Virtual box, VMware virtual disk, NAS, etc.) and remote servers (web storages as well as other cloud drives).
Why Need to Save Data on Cloud?
There are many advantages to save files in cloud:
- Save local storage space.
- Cloud storage is cheaper than local one.
- Cloud storage is much larger than local storage.
- Files saved on cloud are much easier to be shared to others.
- Public files saved in cloud can be accessed by all authorized people instead of everyone save a local copy.
- Save another copy of crucial data on cloud is another kind of insurance.
How to Save to the Cloud?
As for how to save things to the cloud? It depends on where are the target data come from.
Local Upload to Cloud with Cloud Drive Built in Function
If the target files locates on local storages either internal hard disk drives like HDD and SSD, or external removable devices like USB, Thumb Drives and Pen Drives, it is very easy to save these files to the cloud storage. Every cloud service, such as Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive (previously SkyDrive), has the feature to upload files from local to its cloud storage.
Here take Google Drive for example to show you how to save to Google Drive.
Sign in your GDrive account in the web browser. Then, click on “My Drive” drop-down menu and select “Upload Files” or “Upload Folders”. Next, choose the target items and click “OK” to start uploading.
Remote Upload to Cloud Drive via URL Link
If target files come from remote location, on the web or other cloud drives, how to save them to the destination cloud? Don’t worry! As long as you have the URL links which indicate target files’ locations, you can still save them to the cloud drive as you want. Yet, you have to rely on a third party tool for cloud drives themselves do not have such function, including Google. MultCloud is what you need.
MultCloud is a web-based multiple cloud drives management software which enables you to upload files in remote location directly to target cloud via URL link.
Create MultCloud Account
To make use of it, you have to first of all create an account of it through its official page. It’s completed free to do so.
Add Google Drive
When you successfully created a MultCloud account, then you should add GDrive to its platform. In the default Cloud Explorer window, click on “Add Cloud Drives” in the left panel and then choose “Google Drive” in the right cloud drive list.
Then, follow the guidance to finish the adding task. Finally, you will see Google Drive on the left panel in Cloud Explorer tab.
Google Cloud Save
In Cloud Explorer tab, click on “Google Drive” to select it. Then, click “Upload” on the right to get started.
In the pop up window, click “Upload URL” in the bottom left corner.
Tips: You can also upload local files to GDrive here just by dropping the target file into the indicated area or click “Add” button to browse target files.
In the next window, just input the URL link of one of the target files and specify its file name. Then click “OK” to continue.
- The extension name of the file name must be the same as the original one, otherwise, the file probably can’t be opened properly when saved to destination.
- Only one file to be uploaded in one time. To upload more than one file using this method, just repeat the operations.
Finally, you can see target file in your Google Drive. If not, just refresh your browser and it will be seen. Moreover, you can’t see the file in destination before the uploading completely finishes. To check out the status of the uploading task, just click on the little icon on the top right – URL Tasks.
- The time it requires to finish the task depends on how large the target file is; just take your patience.
- If you still can’t see target file in destination after the task shows the status is “Success” and browser is refreshed, just try once again.
No matter which situation you are in, you can use one of the above two ways to save your files, folders, photos, things, videos, etc. to cloud drives for data security.
Besides upload file via URL to cloud storage, MultCloud can also migrate/transfer files form cloud to cloud, sync files between two clouds in one-way or two-way, backup important items to more than one destinations, and so on.