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WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning. It is an extension to the HTTP protocol, that allows numerous users to access and manage remote documents simultaneously.
Handy Backup software allows working with WebDAV folders as effectively as with common folders of a local hard disk. You can use WebDAV data as a source of data, or as a destination for your backups.
There has always existed a problem of editing the same file by more than one person. The WebDAV protocol puts an end to this routine. Any file being edited is locked until the changes are applied, so the next user will apply changes to the modified file only.
As WebDAV uses XML, it is possible to store a list of authors on Web resources. They can be retrieved, modified or deleted using the DAV protocol. DASL, DAV searching and Locating protocol, allows searching for the resources, basing on property values. As resources need to be copied or moved, WebDAV supports copy and move operation. This way, collections similar to file directories can be created and listed.
Many users find WebDAV protocol useful for the purpose of data backup. Learn about WebDAV backup with our utility...
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WebDAV protocol is widely adopted by cloud storage services, e.g. Yandex.Disk. Also, there is a variety of “bridge” services provoding access to cloud storage via WebDAV. For more information, see the following two pages:
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