BackupBuddy Remote Destinations: FTP

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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 FTS as a Remote Destination

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


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


    1. Destination name - Name of the new destination to create. This is for your convenience only.
    2. Server address - [Example:] - 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
    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
    9. Use FTPs encryption - Enable high security mode (not supported by most servers)

  3. Once you've entered all of your settings, 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.


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