Microsoft Azure Storage Extension User Guide
The Microsoft Azure Storage Extension adds to the functionality of the All-in-One WP Migration plugin by connecting your website to your Microsoft Azure Storage account. This allows you to directly import and export your website/network of sites between your Microsoft Azure space and your website.
The tool works as an extension to the plugin, so you must have the All-in-One WP Migration plugin installed for it to function.
After successfully installing and activating the extension, the Microsoft Azure Storage settings appear in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s dropdown.
For more details about installing the tool, you can visit: https://help.servmask.com/knowledgebase/install-instructions-for-microsoft-azure-storage-extension/
This tutorial contains details of:
- Available Microsoft Azure Storage Extension settings
- Export using Microsoft Azure Storage Extension
- Import using Microsoft Azure Storage Extension
1. Microsoft Azure Storage Extension Settings
Once you successfully install and activate the extension, the Microsoft Azure Storage settings appear in the dropdown of the All-in-One WP Migration plugin in WordPress.
When you click on “Microsoft Azure Storage Settings,” you will be taken to the settings page. For the extension to connect to your account, you must enter your Microsoft Azure Storage login credentials. If you do not connect to your account, you will be unable to use the extension.
When you click “Google Cloud Storage Settings,” you will be redirected to the settings page.
After you log in with your credentials, you’ll be taken to the Settings page, where you can manage your settings.
You can set a time for periodic automated backups of your website using one of the options – “Every hour,” “Every day,” “Every week,” or “Every month.”
You can receive backup completion notifications to the email address you enter in the “Notification Settings” box on the Settings page.
By default, the extension creates a folder in your Microsoft Azure account named “[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress.” You can also specify a preferred destination folder for backups in your Microsoft Azure account.
You can specify the number of backups that you want to keep on your Microsoft Azure storage as well as the total size of backups that you want to keep on your server – this is a very useful option if you only have a limited amount of storage space.
After you’ve chosen your options, click the “Update” button to save them.
2. Export Using Microsoft Azure Storage Extension
You can start the export process with the Microsoft Azure Storage extension by selecting Export from the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:
Before you begin the export process, on the Export page, there are some additional backup settings you can use:
You can have the text in your current site replaced in your backup by using the Find and Replace fields. Please keep in mind that this change may affect your user access to the site. Take care with what you replace.
There are options to exclude spam comments, themes, inactive plugins, and cache from backups.
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.
After selecting Export from the preceding options, you can choose to create an archive using Microsoft Azure Storage from the dropdown menu:
Choosing one of the options initiates the export process and you will see the following window:
After you have created your export and it has been uploaded to your cloud successfully, you should see this message:
The extension creates a project and a bucket called “[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress” in your Microsoft Azure Storage account. Using the All-in-One WP Migration plugin, all of your archives create and store within that bucket. The folder would look something like this, depending on the name of your site:
3. Import Using Microsoft Azure Storage Extension
You can begin the import process by selecting Import from the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:
When you select this option, a new “Import Site” window appears. From a dropdown menu, you can select where to import a backup:
When you select Microsoft Azure Storage, the extension will display a window with a list of your connected cloud files and folders. Then, select the backup that you want 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 which you can cancel the process. After clicking “Proceed,” you will not be able to stop the import process.
When finished, a successful import will show the following message: