BackupBuddy Remote Destinations: FTP

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BackupBuddy supports '''File Transport Protocol''' (FTP) as a [[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Introduction|Remote Destination]]. FTP is the most common way of sending larger files between servers. Most web hosting accounts provide FTP access.
 
BackupBuddy supports '''File Transport Protocol''' (FTP) as a [[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Introduction|Remote Destination]]. FTP is the most common way of sending larger files between servers. Most web hosting accounts provide FTP access.
  
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#Once on the [[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Introduction|Remote Destinations]] page, click the '''+Add New''' button to add your FTP destination.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Ftp-add-new.png|783px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
#Once on the [[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Introduction|Remote Destinations]] page, click the '''+Add New''' button to add your FTP destination.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Ftp-add-new.png|783px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
#From the '''Add New Destination''' page, configure the following destination settings:<br /><br /><br />[[File:Ftp-settings.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
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#From the '''Add New Destination''' page, configure the following destination settings:<br /><br /><br />[[File:Ftp-settings.png|700px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
 
##'''Destination name''' - Name of the new destination to create. This is for your convenience only.
 
##'''Destination name''' - Name of the new destination to create. This is for your convenience only.
 
##'''Server address''' - [Example: <code><nowiki>ftp.foo.com]</nowiki></code> - FTP server address.  Do not include <code>http://</code> or <code>ftp://</code> or any other prefixes. You may specify an alternate port in the format of <code>ftp_address:ip_address</code> such as <code>yourftp.com:21</code>
 
##'''Server address''' - [Example: <code><nowiki>ftp.foo.com]</nowiki></code> - FTP server address.  Do not include <code>http://</code> or <code>ftp://</code> or any other prefixes. You may specify an alternate port in the format of <code>ftp_address:ip_address</code> such as <code>yourftp.com:21</code>
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##'''Use FTPs encryption''' -  [Default: disabled] Enable high security mode (not supported by most servers). Select whether this connection is for FTP or FTPs (enabled; FTP over SSL). Note that FTPs is NOT the same as sFTP (FTP over SSH) and is not compatible or equal.<br /><br />
 
##'''Use FTPs encryption''' -  [Default: disabled] Enable high security mode (not supported by most servers). Select whether this connection is for FTP or FTPs (enabled; FTP over SSL). Note that FTPs is NOT the same as sFTP (FTP over SSH) and is not compatible or equal.<br /><br />
 
#Once you've entered all of your settings, '''Test Settings''' and click the '''+Add Destination''' button.<br /><br />
 
#Once you've entered all of your settings, '''Test Settings''' and click the '''+Add Destination''' button.<br /><br />
#Your new location will now show on the Remote Destinations page in BackupBuddy.  If you need to change your settings, click the gear symbol to the right of the destination.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Dropbox-added.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
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#Your new location will now show on the Remote Destinations page in BackupBuddy.  If you need to change your settings, click the gear symbol to the right of the destination.<br /><br /><br />[[File:FTP-added.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:37, August 13, 2013

BackupBuddy supports File Transport Protocol (FTP) as a Remote Destination. FTP is the most common way of sending larger files between servers. Most web hosting accounts provide FTP access.

Adding FTP as a Remote Destination

  1. Once on the Remote Destinations page, click the +Add New button to add your FTP destination.


    Ftp-add-new.png


  2. From the Add New Destination page, configure the following destination settings:


    Ftp-settings.png


    1. Destination name - Name of the new destination to create. This is for your convenience only.
    2. Server address - [Example: ftp.foo.com] - FTP server address. Do not include http:// or ftp:// or any other prefixes. You may specify an alternate port in the format of ftp_address:ip_address such as yourftp.com:21
    3. Username - [Example: foo] - Username to use when connecting to the FTP server.
    4. Password - [Example: 1234xyz] - Password to use when connecting to the FTP server.
    5. Remote path (optional) - [Example: /public_html/backups] - Remote path to place uploaded files into on the destination FTP server. Make sure this path is correct; if it does not exist BackupBuddy will attempt to create it. No trailing slash is needed.
    6. Migration URL - Enter the URL corresponding to the FTP destination path. This URL must lead to the location where files uploaded to this remote destination would end up. If the destination is in a subdirectory make sure to match it in the corresponding URL.
    7. Archive limit - [Example: 5] - Enter 0 for no limit. This is the maximum number of archives to be stored in this specific destination. If this limit is met the oldest backups will be deleted.
    8. Transfer mode - [Default: Active] - Determines whether the FTP file transfer happens in FTP active or passive mode. Some servers or those behind a firewall may need to use PASV, or passive mode as a workaround.
    9. Use FTPs encryption - [Default: disabled] Enable high security mode (not supported by most servers). Select whether this connection is for FTP or FTPs (enabled; FTP over SSL). Note that FTPs is NOT the same as sFTP (FTP over SSH) and is not compatible or equal.

  3. Once you've entered all of your settings, Test Settings and click the +Add Destination button.

  4. Your new location will now show on the Remote Destinations page in BackupBuddy. If you need to change your settings, click the gear symbol to the right of the destination.


    FTP-added.png


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