Can You Transfer Amazon Drive Files to Amazon S3 Automatically?
Are you looking to switch from Amazon Drive to Amazon S3 and seamlessly transfer all your existing data? Are you looking for an easy way to transfer your files without downloading them to your PC? You’ve come to the right place. This tutorial will guide you through the entire procedure.
Amazon Cloud Drive vs Amazon S3
Amazon S3 and Amazon Cloud Drive are 2 separate cloud drives from Amazon.
Amazon Cloud Drive is a simple cloud storage platform for ordinary users. You can store your documents, photos, music and videos. It is a great rival to Dropbox, OneDrive and other popular cloud storage platforms.
In addition to the home and business users, Amazon S3 is also used by developers who integrate their apps to store customer’s data online and make API calls. The platform charges the users based on the storage quota they use, bandwidth consumption and the number of API calls made by their applications. S3 comes in different flavors, viz. Standard Storage, Reduced Redundancy and S3 Glacier, each having their own distinct features. In Amazon S3, your folders are replaced with buckets.
Why Transfer Your Files?
Amazon Cloud Drive offers a limited 5 GB of free storage. This storage is often insufficient for most people’s needs.
Another major reason for file transfer is because Amazon Drive is shutting down at the end of 2023. This means that you will no longer be able to access your data after 31 December 2023. The cut-off data for uploading new data to Amazon Drive is 31st January 2023.
Transfer Amazon Drive Files to Amazon S3 Automatically
You may transfer or schedule automatic transfer of files between Amazon Drive and Amazon S3 using a cloud transfer service called MultCloud.
MultCloud is a fully web-based service that supports almost all major cloud platforms. Using MultCloud, you can browse files in your account and transfer files and folders much like you do with Windows Explorer. The best feature of MultCloud is that it offers a limited bandwidth free plan. If you don’t have much data to transfer, this plan may be handy and you wouldn’t have to pay for the service.
How Does MultCloud Work?
Initially, you create an account on MultCloud and give it the permissions to access both of your accounts (Amazon Drive and Amazon S3). Keep in mind, MultCloud does not ask for your sign-in credentials. The service uses official APIs from the respective cloud service providers to sign you in, and require permissions to temporarily access your data. Once you approve the permissions, you can manage, copy or move your files similar to Windows Explorer. You don’t need to keep your browser open all the time.
- MultCloud supports a wide range of cloud platforms including Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Google Drive, Google Photos, Flickr, pCloud, Box, Evernote, HDrive, MediaFire, WebDAV, Yandex, FTP, etc.
- MultCloud has a free plan with limited bandwidth. The maximum bandwidth limit is 5 GB/ month. Your bandwidth limit is automatically renewed at the beginning of every month.
- You don’t need to keep your computer turned on while the files are being transferred. MultCloud tasks work from over-the-server. They will run smoothly regardless of whether you close your browser or not.
- Register on the MultCloud website. You may choose the free plan, if you wish.
- Under the My Cloud Drives section on the left, click on Add Cloud.
- Select Amazon Drive as your source drive.
- Click on Next.
- Specify a Display Name. (For example: Amazon Drive).
- Click on Add Amazon Drive Account.
- You’ll be required to sign-in to Amazon Drive, if you already haven’t.
- Once you sign-in, click on the Allow button to provide the required file access permissions.
- Your drive contents will be instantly visible on the screen.
- Now use the same procedure to add your Amazon S3 account. (steps # 2-9).
- Once you’re done, click on the Cloud Transfer tab.
- In the Source Drive box, select Amazon Drive.
- In the Destination Drive box, select Amazon S3.
- Click on Transfer Now.
- That’s it, everything in your source drive will be transferred to the destination drive.
Note: If you wish to schedule the transfer, select the Schedule option instead of Transfer Now in step # 14.
Bonus Tip: Find & Remove Duplicates In Your Amazon S3 Buckets
We understand that you may have limited storage and bandwidth for your Amazon S3 account. To get the best out of your Amazon S3 account and make room for new transferred files, deduping files in your Amazon S3 buckets can be beneficial.
Cloud Duplicate Finder, a web-based tool does this job quickly and securely. CDF connects to your Amazon S3 account using temporary tokens generated by your cloud service provider’s official APIs that can be revoked later. With a few clicks, you can find GBs of duplicate files and dedupe them without downloading a single file to your PC.
Cloud Duplicate Finder Features:
- Supports Amazon S3, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, etc.
- Freedom to select multiple Amazon S3 buckets of your choice to scan for duplication.
- Safe and secure. Uses official APIs.
- One-click deletion.
- In-house file previews.
- Similar Photo Finder: Find visually-similar duplicate images from popular cloud storage platforms (currently supports only Google Drive and OneDrive. Amazon S3 is NOT supported.)
- Ability to select scan level from hard, medium or low in the Similar Photo Finder.
Vikas Medhekar is a technology enthusiast who loves writing articles on computers and technology. He writes on various topics related to software, software reviews, troubleshooting and tips & tricks to make people’s digital lives better.