OwnCloud External Storage Offsite Backup Solution

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OwnCloud Backup

OwnCloud app for backup must have capabilities to automate saving data to / from ownCloud private cloud servers. Handy Backup has such capabilities, providing ownCloud WebDAV backup for any servers including NAS clouds (QNAP, Synology etc.) running under Linux.

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Version 8.1.1, built on 16 December, 2019
106 MB

Advantages of OwnCloud Server Backup with Handy Backup


Using Handy Backup as ownCloud app allows ownCloud backup files, MySQL databases (or other databases of SQL and other types), websites, different cloud accounts and any other data in a single solution. You can make your ownCloud backup server everywhere with just one app!


Handy Backup provides an internal scheduler allowing running backup from ownCloud external storage at the precisely defined time, with an interval from months to minutes between backups. It also has an option for running ownCloud backup plugin at a system event such as user logon.

OwnCloud Auto Backup
OwnCloud Backup Compression and Encryption


You have no need for making an ownCloud backup script or use different software for controlling backup parts! Utilize backup methods such as incremental, differential and mixed backup, time-stamping, encrypting and compressing ownCloud backup files, all controlled with just one GUI.

Advanced Handy Backup Features

Along with principal features described above, Handy Backup provides many other functions making it an excellent solution for both user-level and server-level backup tasks. We will briefly mention some of these functions in the following list.

  • Running other programs before or after a task, to make an automated workflow chain;
  • Executing ownCloud backup client silently as a Windows service or a Linux process;
  • Offsite storage capabilities (e.g. ownCloud backup to S3, Dropbox, Google Drive etc.);
  • Network-oriented solutions, allowing controlling ownCloud NAS via network backup;
  • Email notifications and detailed reports for users, as well as running missed tasks.
Advanced Handy Backup Features

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How to Backup OwnCloud Server with Handy Backup

Please follow the next instruction to make your ownCloud backup server using Handy Backup.

  1. Open Handy Backup. Create a new task by clicking on a button on the main panel.
  2. Select a backup task type on the Step 1. Go to the Step 2 and select data you want to backup.
  3. On the Step 3, select “WebDAV” by clicking twice on it or by the “>>” button under the “Add...” label.
  4. You will see the new window. Select the “New configuration” string by double-clicking.
  5. In the appearing dialog, enter the parameters for your ownCloud WebDAV connection.

OwnCloud WebDAV Connection Settings

  1. After entering all connection parameters, click OK.

That is all! Your ownCloud now works as backup storage server. Continue creating a backup task as described in the User Manual; no other steps are specific to ownCloud backup. Select backup parameters on the Step 4, compress and encrypt on the Step 5, schedule on the Step 6, and so on.

Using OwnCloud as Backup Server Source

If you want to make ownCloud offsite backup to some other network storage (such as Amazon S3 or Dropbox), or just copy your server content to an external USB drive, then select ownCloud as a source on the Step 2 of the New Task Wizard.

  1. When you go to the Step 2, open the “Cloud” sub-section.
  2. Select the “WebDAV” plug-in by double-clicking on its name or by the “>>” button.

Choose WebDAV Plug-in

  1. In a new window appearing, double-click on the “New configuration”.
  2. Enter your ownCloud server connection parameters as described above. Click OK.

Note: If you already have a configuration for this ownCloud instance, just select it from the list of available configurations, instead of making a new connection to the same ownCloud.

  1. You will see your ownCloud files and folders. Select/unselect these data by checkboxes.
  2. Again, click OK. Your ownCloud backup server content is now a part of backup data.
Download Handy Backup

Version 8.1.1, built on 16 December, 2019
106 MB

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