ubackup Documentation


FTP Backup Tab

The FTP Backup tab allows definition of the FTP server where backups are saved. Before an FTP server can be selected as destination, FTP servers must be defined using Backup > FTP Servers (see FTP Servers).

FTP Backup

FTP backups are only enabled when the Enabled field is checked. FTP backups can be disabled by deselecting the field. The remaining information is preserved even if FTP backups are disabled, so it is possible to temporarily disable FTP backups without losing the remaining settings.

The FTP Server field defines the FTP server where the final backups are saved. If no FTP servers are shown, they must be defined first using Backup > FTP Servers (see FTP Servers).

The Remote Folder field defines the folder name in the FTP server where backups are saved. If the remote folder doesn't exist, it is created. Remote folders must start with a / (slash) character.

The Retention Days field defines for how many days backups in the FTP server are saved. Backups that are older will be removed during the next backup of the database server. All backup file names start with the database server's name and only expired backups for the specific database server are removed.

The backup file compression format can be defined using the Compression field. None, zip, tar and tar.gz are currently available. It is recommended to use zip or tar.gz compression to preserve disk space.