BackupBuddy Remote Destinations: Local Directory

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With the Local Directory remote destination, BackupBuddy supports sending files to another directory on your server / hosting account. This is useful for storing copies locally in another location. This is also a possible destination for automated migrations.
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With the '''Local Directory''' remote destination, BackupBuddy supports sending files to another directory on your server / hosting account. This is useful for storing copies locally in another location. This is also a possible destination for automated migrations.
  
 
=Adding a Local Directory as a Remote Destination=
 
=Adding a Local Directory as a Remote Destination=
  
#Once on the [[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Introduction|Remote Destinations]] page, click the '''+Add New''' button to add you local directory destination.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Local-add-new.png|783px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />File:Local-add-new.png<br /><br /><br />[[File:Local-directory-added.png|783px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
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#Once on the [[BackupBuddy_Remote_Destinations:_Introduction|Remote Destinations]] page, click the '''+Add New''' button to add your local directory destination.<br /><br /><br />[[File:Local-add-new.png|750px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
#From the '''Add New Destination''' page, configure the following destination settings:<br /><br /><br />[[File:Ftp-settings.png|700px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
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#From the '''Add New Destination''' page, configure the following destination settings:<br /><br /><br />[[File:Local-directory-added.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>
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##'''Local file path''' - Provide the full path to the location's directory. This must map to the web location for the destination URL.
##'''Username''' - [Example: foo] - Username to use when connecting to the FTP server.
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##'''Password''' - [Example: 1234xyz] - Password to use when connecting to the FTP server.
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##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.
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##'''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.
 
##'''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.
##'''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.
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##'''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.<br /><br />
##'''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.
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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 />
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#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:FTP-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:Local-added.png|800px|link=]]<br /><br /><br />
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:52, August 13, 2013

With the Local Directory remote destination, BackupBuddy supports sending files to another directory on your server / hosting account. This is useful for storing copies locally in another location. This is also a possible destination for automated migrations.

Adding a Local Directory as a Remote Destination

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


    Local-add-new.png


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


    Local-directory-added.png


    1. Destination name - Name of the new destination to create. This is for your convenience only.
    2. Local file path - Provide the full path to the location's directory. This must map to the web location for the destination URL.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.

  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.


    Local-added.png


See also


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