WebDAV Extension User Guide

WebDAV Extension User Guide

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

When you successfully install and activate the extension, the WebDAV Extension settings appear in the All-in-One WP Migration plugin’s dropdown menu.

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

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

You will be redirected to the settings page after clicking the All-in-One WP Migration button. To connect the extension to your account, enter your WebDAV login information.

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 (if you have a licensed version). If you use a custom domain, you can use that instead.
Login: Your Nextcloud login Username( or e-mail address) and password.
Root directory: /remote.php/dav/files/{YOUR-USERNAME}/{BACKUP-DIRECTORY}. So, if your Nextcloud username is admin, and you want to store your backups in a folder called my-backups, then the root directory will be /remote.php/dav/files/admin/my-backups.

After you’ve logged in with your information, you’ll see the settings you can change on the Settings page.

It is also possible to schedule periodic automated backups of your website using one of the following options: “Every hour,” “Every day,” “Weekly,” or “Monthly.”

You can receive backup completion notifications to the email address you enter in the “Notification Settings” box on the Settings page.

You can specify the number of backups that you want to keep on your WebDAV storage and 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.

By moving from slow internet to fast internet, you can use the Transfer setting to increase upload and download speeds for Import to and Export from migrating sites to your preferred WordPress sites.

2. Export Using WebDAV Extension

You can start the export process with WebDAV 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 WebDAV from the dropdown menu:

Selecting one of the options, in this case WebDAV, initiates the export process; you will see the following window:

Once your Export has been successfully created and uploaded to WebDAV, you should see the following message:

The extension creates a folder in your Compatible WebDAV Providers account called “[your-wordpress-site-name]-wordpress.” All of the archives you created with the All-in-One WP Migration plugin are saved in that folder. The folder would look something like this, depending on the name of your site:

WebDAV for Box Exported Backup 

WebDAV for Nextcloud Exported Backup 

3. Import Using WebDAV 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:

By selecting the WebDAV extension, you will be taken to a window that displays your connected cloud files and folders. From there, you can choose which backup to import and then click the Import button to begin the import process:

The Import has 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. You cannot halt the import process once you have clicked “Proceed.”

When finished, a successful import will show the following message:

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