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Sync local notebook with WebDAV

Outline-User Mar 07, 2017 09:21AM PST


I'm currently trying out the Outline Trial for Mac.

I want to create a new notebook and sync it with my WebDAV storage.

However, I can't find an option to do that:
I created a local notebook, but there's no option sync it with my WebDAV storage (I successfully added my WebDAV storage to the Outline sync providers however).

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Valya Mar 08, 2017 08:45PM PST OUTLINE Helping Hand
Hi Joe,

Thanks for reaching out!

On Mac you need to manually move the folder of your notebook to your WebDAV server.
If it's mounted as folder on your Mac, you can simple drag&drop the notebook's folder in Finder.
Or you can upload the folder in your server web client.

After that you will need to open this notebook with "+" at the top of notebooks pane > Open from WebDAV.
Here is an article on how to move the local notebooks to cloud storages:

Please write to me if there are any questions.
I will help!
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John Oyler Oct 23, 2017 08:44AM PDT
I copied the notebook to my Webdav (Nextcloud), and was able to open it with the plus icon. However, syncing it afterward does not upload any changes back to Webdav.

I've tried this both with the "use webdav locks" checked and unchecked. I've seen the tiny left bottom sync icon briefly turn red twice, but no error messages.
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Ronald Feb 10, 2018 06:51AM PST
I can acces a notebook on webdav (Nextcloud 10.1), however syncing does not work. The notebook does not get updated. There is no error message.
I use Outline on MacOS Sierra.
I've tried this both with the "use webdav locks" checked and unchecked. I've seen the tiny left bottom sync icon briefly and when I click onit the bottom blue line goes all to the right. The top line stays gray.
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Ronald Feb 11, 2018 06:43AM PST
If open the notebook through the Nextcloud App, then the Notebook gets updated when NextCloud app syncs.
When I open the Notebook directly through the webdav interface from Outline, it opens the Notebook, but does not sync it.
Also the Outline iOS app does not update the Notebook. It only reads it, no updates.
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Ronald Feb 12, 2018 09:33AM PST
I have tested on a fresh nextcloud instance and yes here it is working!
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Nick Feb 23, 2018 09:06AM PST
I'm using NextCloud 13 and cannot open, move local file, or import from WebDAV. Toggled "use webdav locks" and that didn't work either. Using only the iOS version of Outline. Opening from the NextCloud App on iOS only creates a local working copy of the file in the app space for Outline. It does not / cannot sync back due to iOS restrictions. Getting status code 403 when trying to move local to WebDAV and when trying to import existing Outline file from WebDAV.

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