How to backup WordPress to OneDrive
In this tutorial we explain how to connect your Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage with BackWPup, and we also provide an example about how to execute a back up in OneDrive.
Let’s have a look to the topic.
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Register an Application
In order to backup your WordPress site to OneDrive you´ll need a working OneDrive Application.
Proceed first to log in into the Microsoft Azure Portal
If you don’t have a Microsoft Account you will be prompted for creating a new one.
When you are logged in into the Microsoft Azure Portal Registration page, register your Application using the available links as shown in the picture below
This way you head to the Registration page where is possible register your application: fill all the requested data and get an Application ID to represent your application in API calls.
Please note: make sure you choose one of the options that use the personal Microsoft account like indicated in the picture below
After registration, in the Application Overview you can find the Client ID:
The next step now is to create the client secret, in order to to connect BackWPup with OneDrive.
In the Application page created in the steps above go to Certificates & secrets and then click on the New client secret link in the page.
A form will be open: fill the needed values and create the client secret.
Setting the APi Key and the Redirect URI
Now proceed in your WordPress site and go to BackWPup Settings → API Keys tab and in the OneDrive Api Keys section fills the Client ID and client secret using the values from your OneDrive Application as shown in the previous section.
Then, in the same section, copy the Redirect URI as specified in the picture below
and paste it to your OneDrive Application in Microsoft Azure, going to Authentication link on the left menu, and then in the Redirect URI section:
Run a job in BackWPup: create back up archive in OneDrive
The Application has been properly set in the previous sections, hence let’s go on creating a new job: select Backup to Microsoft OneDrive from the Job Destination options and save the job.
Then, head to the To: OneDrive tab, and in the Login, click the Reauthenticate button.
This way you should see the Authenticated! message highlighted in green.
Finally we have a job ready to be executed: go into the Jobs screen and run it:
And once the job is successfully finished, you should see the backup archive file uploaded correctly in your OneDrive App: