Google Drive WebDAV Sync and Backup Storage Access

WebDAV Google Drive

Google Drive WebDAV access has no native support from Google Drive. Only by using third-party bridge software, you can create a Google Drive WebDAV sync or backup connection. With Handy Backup, you can use more efficient option than WebDAV Google Drive bridge to access your cloud account.

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A Trivia about Google Drive WebDAV Access

There is no native WebDAV Google Drive support. Still, as WebDAV is one of typical ways for using cloud services, some third parties provide software solutions to build these bridges around restrictions.

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

Interconnecting Google-WebDAV Backup Clouds

The WebDAV interface allows connecting with many different clouds such as OwnCloud private services, NextCloud backup storage and other. It also covers many clouds such as OneDrive or Box, but Handy Backup does not require WebDAV interface for most of these clouds, having dedicated plug-ins instead.

How to Organize WebDAV-Google Drive Backup

For making a task allowing both Google Drive and WebDAV access, please follow the next short instruction. Note that you can use either simple or advanced task wizard mode without restrictions.

  1. Click "Create" or press Ctrl+N to call a New Task Wizard.
  2. On Step 1, choose backup task type and also select either advanced or simple task wizard mode.
Google Drive WebDAV Configuration advanced mode
  1. Click "Next". On Step 2, select "Google Drive" in the "Cloud" group as data source.
  2. Click "Create a connection…" to connect to your Google Drive account (unless you do it before).
WebDAV Configuration Settings
  1. In the data selection dialog, choose backup data from a Google Drive account.
  2. Click OK, then "Next". On Step 3, select "WebDAV" to connect with a cloud destination.
WebDAV Backup Settings
  1. Again, make a new WebDAV connection and select a folder for storing Google Drive WebDAV backup data. Click OK, then "Next".
  2. Other steps depend from a task wizard mode selected on Step 1. You can read about all necessary steps and functions in the User Manual. Complete your new Google Drive WebDAV backup task as you wish.

Google Drive WebDAV Sync Procedures

This task type has up to no principal differences with a Google Drive - WebDAV backup task. Just select synchronization on Step 1, then choose WebDAV/Google Drive folders on Steps 2 and 3, and also choose a synchronization direction (which folder will be a "master" to replace the second folder content).

Google Drive WebDAV Sync Settings

Note: You can also select "mirroring" WebDAV and Google Drive folders. This means that both folders will copy content up to each other.

Google WebDAV Connection

Handy Backup does not need to use WebDAV for connecting a Google Drive account. Instead, it has two other ways Google Drive backup without WebDAV: either by using a specialized instrument or by synchronizing data via the local Google Drive sync folder.

Google Drive WebDAV Connection Settings

Note: 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 often has more efficiency, speed and reliability than using an extra third-party solution to transfer data.

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.

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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 (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 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!

Google Drive WebDAV Sync between Different Clouds

This option allows you using the Google Drive plug-in to backup or synchronize data with some cloud accessible via WebDAV. Despite that most popular commercial clouds (Box, Amazon S3, OneDrive and other) have own plug-ins in Handy Backup, many smaller cloud services allow only WebDAV access.

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