The Google Drive Extension connects All-in-One WP Migration Plugin to your Google Drive account. With this feature, you can directly import and export your website from Google Drive to your website.
The tool functions as an extension to the plugin, so you must install the All-in-One WP Migration plugin for it to function.
Once you successfully install and activate, the Google Drive Extension settings appear in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s dropdown:
For more information on how to install the tool, go to: https://help.servmask.com/knowledgebase/install-instructions-for-google-drive-extension/
This tutorial contains details of:
- Available Google Drive settings
- Export using Google Drive Extension
- Import using Google Drive Extension
1. Google Drive Extension Settings
After installing and successfully activating the extension, the Google Drive settings page appears in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s list of pages:
Clicking it takes you to the settings page. In order for the extension to connect to your Google Drive account, you will be prompted to enter your Google Drive login information. You will be unable to use the extension unless you connect it to your account from this page.
After logging in, you will see the available settings on the Settings page.
You can specify a time range for your website’s periodic automated backups by selecting one of the options: “Every hour,” “Every day,” “Every week,” or “Every month.” You can also specify the exact time of the day you prefer the backup to be carried out. Backup completion notifications can be sent to an e-mail address specified in the “Notification Settings” box on the Settings page.
By default, the extension creates a folder in your Google Drive account called “[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress.” You can also configure your preferred backup destination folder in your Google Drive account.
Another option is to specify the number of most recent backups to be kept on your Google Drive cloud storage. In addition, you can specify the total size of backups stored in Google Drive, which is a useful feature if you only have a limited amount of storage space. Finally, you can determine how long you want your backup to be stored in your drive before it is deleted.
After you have chosen your options, click the “Update” button to save them.
NOTE: Once you’ve made your first backup to Google Drive and a folder has been created, you can move the folder without affecting the exports. It is not necessary to stay in the root of your Google Drive.
The transfer setting allows you to increase your upload and download speeds on both Import to and Export from when migrating sites to your preferred WordPress sites by switching from slow to fast internet
2. Export Using Google Drive Extension
To export Google Drive extensions, select Export from the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:
Before you begin the export, on the Export page, there are some additional backup settings you can use:
You can have text from your current site replaced in your backup by using the Find and Replace fields. Remember that this change may affect your site user access details, so choose carefully.
You can exclude items from your backup, such as spam comments, themes, inactive plugins, cache, and so on.
You can also protect your backup with a password for more security. Be sure to store your password securely so you don’t permanently lock out your backup.
Once you have chosen Export from the options above, you can select Google Drive as the archive location from the dropdown menu:
When you select one of the options, in this case Google Drive, the export process begins, and you will see the following window:
Once you successfully create and upload your export to your cloud, you should see the following message:
3. Import Using Google Drive Extension
The import procedure begins with the Import option in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s menu:
Selecting this option opens an Import window where you can choose where to import a backup:
When you select Google Drive, the extension will display a window with all of your connected cloud files and folders. From there, select the backup to import and press the Import button. This will initiate the import procedure:
The Import process includes an additional step that warns you that the new backup will overwrite your website’s database, media, plugins, and themes. This is the final step in the process, and you can cancel it at any time. After clicking “Proceed,” you will be unable to halt the import process.
When finished, a successful import will show the following message: