Building and Using a Google Drive WebDAV Bridge

WebDAV Google Drive

WebDAV Google Drive connection has no native support from Google Drive. Only by using third-party bridge software, you can create a Google Drive WebDAV access point, to use it with a featured WebDAV data option of Handy Backup for linking your Google Drive account.

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What Are These Terms Meaning?

Google Drive

A modern, fast cloud service with some storage space provided freely, and moderate price tag over storage expansions, Google Drive is a good example of cross-platform storage for any data types including backups and synchronized information.


WebDAV

A common way for organizing and managing an access for different cloud services maintaining this protocol. Unfortunately, Google Drive does not support a WebDAV technology, allowing some other ways to store and read data from it instead.


Handy Backup, Google Drive and WebDAV


Handy Backup does not need to use WebDAV for connecting a Google Drive account. Instead, it has two other ways for accessing Google Drive: using a dedicated Google Drive plug-in and synchronizing data via the local Google Drive folder.

  • You may still use a WebDAV feature via some bridge service (see below) in Handy Backup to access a Google Drive account, although the two preferred methods mentioned before often has more efficiency, speed and reliability than using an extra third-party solution to transfer data.

Google Drive Configuration Settings

  • In other hand, Handy Backup can serve as a reliable WebDAV client for many purposes considering cloud services. For these purposes, an access to a Google Drive through a built-in WebDAV feature can be a very useful thing.

WebDAV Configuration Settings




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Building a WebDAV Bridge for Google Drive in Handy Backup


In this example, we will use the DAV-pocket bridge software (http://dav-pocket.appspot.com/) for accessing Google Drive via WebDAV protocol. It is an absolutely free service. To apply it, please follow the next instruction:

  1. Go to https://dav-pocket.appspot.com and sign up for the service.

Signing up for DAV-pocket


  1. Click on the Authorize DAV-pocket service link. The service opens a Google authorization window, where you will confirm the allowance for a DAV-pocket application to upload and download documents from your Google Drive.

Authorizing DAV-pocket on Google


  1. Then you can use https://dav-pocket.appspot.com/docso to access your Google Drive via WebDAV.

Using DAV-pocket to access Google Drive over WebDAV


Note: To authorize on the WebDAV server, you need to use login and password that you used to register at the DAV-pocket service. Using this bridge, you can apply the WebDAV protocol for Google Drive in Handy Backup, as well as for any other software or service using WebDAV connections.

Alternate Ways of Using Google Drive Accounts

As mentioned before, you can back up to or from your Google Drive account without a need for WebDAV. See the options available in the article about Google Drive backup solution. Download a 30-days free trial edition of Handy Backup with full set of options and functions, and try different strategies and techniques of backing up your Google Drive!

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