How to save backups to your FTP server

You can save your backups to any FTP server. The FTP server does not have to be the same as your WordPress installation. The only requirement is that the FTP functions of PHP are enabled on your server.

Note: In the job, on the General tab, you will find the section Create backup file → Backup type with the options Synchronize file by file to job destination and Create a backup. The FTP backup destination cannot be used for synchronization.

To set an FTP as a backup destination, follow these steps:

  1. In the General tab of the job, set Backup to FTP in the Destination folder section of the job.

    At job creation, in the tab General
    At job creation, in the tab General
  2. A new tab To: FTP appears. Go to this tab.

    A new tab To FTP appears Go to this tab
    To:FTP Tab
  3. Enter the access data for your FTP server at the top. You will get them from your host.
  4. Under Backup Settings, you define the folder where your backup should be stored and the number of backups that should be kept. If the number is exceeded, older backups will be deleted. If you do not want to delete any backups, set the number to 0.
  5. In the FTP specific sections, you can configure the FTP connection in more detail:
    • FTP connection timeout: specifies how long to wait for the connection to the server before aborting the operation.
    • SSL FTP connection: uses a secure connection. OpenSSL must be supported by PHP to use this.
    • Use FTP passive mode: we recommend leaving passive mode enabled. It comes into play when a firewall is set up. If you want to learn more about passive FTP, we recommend reading this article.
  6. Test the setup by starting the job manually. You should then find the backup on the FTP server in the specified folder.

    You should see the backup on the FTP server
    You should now see the backup on the FTP server

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