Dropbox WebDAV Free Sync

Automatic Dropbox WebDAV Sync

Dropbox WebDAV data transfer allows using either HTTP or HTTPS to sync, providing free sync with Dropbox cloud, even in partially restricted network infrastructures. Despite that Handy Backup has a dedicated Dropbox Backup plug-in, for some cases you may have a need for using Dropbox WebDAV sync.

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Use Cases for Operating Dropbox via WebDAV

Sometimes, this is a need for operating via the WebDAV Dropbox bridge. Here is the short list of situations that can require to utilize Dropbox WebDAV connection instead of using the specialized plug-in:

  • Overriding some network obstacles allowing using only HTTP or HTTPS to transmit files;
  • Maintaining a common operational standard by using Dropbox WebDAV sync;
  • Using bridge software or website for Dropbox WebDAV sync due to workflow organization;
  • Avoiding direct rejects to use other protocols than HTTP or HTTPS to exchange data;
  • Utilizing common WebDAV access parameters for all used clouds including Dropbox.
Storages for Auto WebDAV Sync

Advantages of Dropbox WebDAV Operations with Handy Backup

Fast and Simple WebDAV Plug-in

The WebDAV plug-in for Handy Backup operates with any WebDAV-based storage clouds, including Dropbox WebDAV. It is easy-to-use, allows direct setup and reqiures no external software to operate. It also supports WebDAV access for either HTTP or HTTPS protocols.

Scheduling of WebDAV Sync

Task Scheduling and Triggering

You can schedule a WebDAV Dropbox sync or backup task to start at a pre-defined time and repeat in a preset period from a minute to some months, or trigger a task to start by some crucial system event.

Extra Security Measures

WebDAV plug-in for Handy Backup provides a secured Dropbox WebDAV connection via HTTPS, and also allows using extra security measures such as built-in encryption or calling for external shield software.

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Handy Backup Professional

The Professional edition allows Dropbox WebDAV sync with many different storage types. It is a perfect solution for professionals and experts in data saving and synchronizing.

How to Make a Task for Dropbox WebDAV Sync with Handy Backup?

You must use a DropDAV bridge connection. Before starting, register on the DropDAV service. Then configure Handy Backup to use Dropbox WebDAV server. To make a Dropbox WebDAV sync task, please use the next brief instruction:

  1. Call a New Task Wizard by clicking the "NEW" button on the main panel or by pressing Ctrl+N.
  2. Select Sync as the task type, and then click Next. On the left panel of Step 2, select WebDAV.
  3. Click "Create a connection". In the dialog, please enter the next parameters:
    • Server: dav.dropdav.com
    • User: Your DropBox account email address
    • Password: Your DropBox account password
Dropbox WebDAV Sync Settings with Handy Backup
  1. Click OK. Now select a newly created configuration.
  2. On the right panel, select a folder for synchronization, and then click Next.
  3. On the next step, select a second folder among other plug-ins (including WebDAV possible).
Configuration for WebDAV sync
  1. On Step 4, select sync direction. You can copy a first folder to a second folder, or vice versa or just merge the two folders content.
  2. You can also choose what to do with identical filenames in the two folders: copy or skip. After setting up your Dropbox WebDAV sync options on this step, click Next.
  3. The next step allows task scheduling. To do it, please mark the "Enable scheduler" option.
Creating a Configuration for Dropbox WebDAV synchronization
  1. Now you can choose a starting time and d repeating period for a task. After setting up a schedule, click Next.
  2. Give some name for your task. All operations are completed now!

Note: You can use any Dropbox WebDAV free or commercial bridge instead of DropDAV, although it may require other set of connection parameters.

Download Handy Backup

Version 8.0.6, built on 2 October, 2019
105 MB

Despite containing a dedicated Dropbox plug-in, Handy Backup still allows perfect Dropbox via WebDAV option. Try it by downloading a free 30-day trial version!

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