WebDAV Extension User Guide

WebDAV Extension User Guide

The WebDAV Extension connects the All-in-One WP migration plugin directly to your WebDAV server. This means that you can import and export your website or network of sites directly between your WebDAV storage and your website. There are multiple scenarios where you can store the .wpress files for backup and migration

When you have successfully installed and activated the extension, the WebDAV Extension settings appear in the dropdown of the All-in-One WP Migration plugin in WordPress.

For more details about installing the tool, you can visit: https://help.servmask.com/knowledgebase/install-instructions-for-webdav-extension/

This tutorial contains details about:

  • Available WebDAV settings
  • Export using WebDAV Extension
  • Import using WebDAV Extension

1. WebDAV Extension Settings

The WebDAV settings page will appear in the list of pages of All-in-One WP Migration plugin after you have installed and successfully activated the extension.

By clicking on the All-in-One WP Migration button, you will be redirected to the settings page. Enter your WebDAV login details to connect the extension with your account.

To connect to WebDAV please use the following:

Box Setting for WebDAV

Hostname: https://dav.box.com/dav
Login: Your Box login email address and password.
Note: Web browser access is not supported. You must use a WebDAV client.

Nextcloud Setting for WebDAV

Hostname: demo.nextcloud.com or nextcloud.com (f you have a licenced version).
Login: Your Nextcloud login e-mail address and password.

Once you have logged in with your details, you will see the settings you can manage on the Settings page.

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 notifications for backup completion to the email address you entered in the ‘Notification Settings’ box on the Settings page.

You can select the number of backups that you want to keep on your WebDAV storage and set the total size of backups that you store in your server – this is a very convenient option if you have limited space available.

After setting up your desired options, press the ‘Update’ button to save them.

Use the Transfer setting to increase upload and download speeds for Import to and Export from migrating sites to your preferred WordPress sites by moving from slow internet to fast internet.

2. Export Using WebDAV Extension

You can initiate the export process using WebDAV Extension from the Export option in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:

On the Export page, before you start the export process, there are some additional settings you can use for your backups:

Using the Find and Replace fields, you can have the text in your current site replaced in your backup. Please remember that this change can affect your user access details to the site. Be careful what you replace.

There are options to exclude items from your backups, such as spam comments, themes, inactive plugins and cache.

Once you have selected the Export from the above options, you can choose to create an archive using WebDAV from the dropdown menu:

Choosing one of the options, in this case – WebDAV, starts the export process; you will see this window:

And after your Export is created successfully and uploaded to WebDAV, you should see this message:

The extension creates a folder in your Compatible WebDAV Providers account called [your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress. Inside that folder, all of the archives you created using the All-in-One WP Migration plugin are stored. Depending on your site name, the folder would look like this:

WebDAV for Box Exported Backup 

WebDAV for Nextcloud Exported Backup 

3. Import Using WebDAV Extension

You can start the import process from the Import option in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin menu:

Once you have chosen this option, a new ‘Import Site’ window opens. You can choose from where to import a backup from a dropdown menu:

Choosing the WebDAV extension will open a window that shows your connected cloud files and folders. From there, you can select the backup you want to import, click the Import button to start the import process:

The Import has an additional step that warns you that your website will be overwritten by the new backup, including database, media, plugins and themes.

This is the last step from which you can cancel the process. After pressing ‘Proceed’, you cannot stop the import process.

When finished, a successful import will display this message:

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