SFTP backups

This tutorial shows how to backup your data from a local computer to an online FTP server (via a secure connection) by using a backup software such as Backup2 FTP. Once installed, Backup2 FTP lets you define a backup job and either run the backup to FTP manually or set it on automatic execution. The first step in backing your data to SFTP is to download and install Backup2 FTP.

Once Backup2 FTP is installed you can define your backup job using the backup wizard (simply click on the main Backup button and follow the steps). You choose what to backup, define the SFTP configuration, select the backup type and set it to run automatically (scheduled) or manually.

Backup to SFTP using Backup2 FTP (hdd to ftp)

Backup2 FTP supports as destinations only FTP servers. You can backup your data to a remote computer or device using the FTP (File Transfer Protocol) connection. This is a practical remote backup destination as it allows you to store important files offsite. It can be considered as an additional protection against data loss as the result of hardware failure or other disasters.

Backup to SFTP is a very reliable method of data security, as it involves a remote FTP backup server where the data is transferred via a secure network connection. So on one hand you have the protection of your data against local threats (fires, natural disasters), on the other hand you can rest assure that your important data cannot be intercepted during the transfer as it's a secure transfer. SFTP provides secure file transfer and manipulation over the secure shell (SSH) protocol, a must when handling sensitive data backups. When the data is backed up to a remote location, several threats (sniffers, hackers, data interception) can expose it and allow unwanted access. To avoid the risk of exposing your data during this transfer, you need to use a secure file transfer protocol such as SFTP.

Remote backup to SFTP is suitable for: Using Backup2 FTP you can easily backup to SFTP by selecting your files and choosing where on the FTP to save it. You can define the SFTP configuration and using the security details that you have (username/password) your data can be backed up onto the FTP server.

Once the connection is defined and tested, you can set this as an automatic schedule with email notifications enabled, to have a fully online backup solution with minimum manual intervention. Advanced features in Backup2 FTP: SSL encryption, proxy server, passive mode.

How to backup to SFTP with Backup2 FTP

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