Steps to connect an SFTP storage or an SSH-accessible server as a storage to SimpleBackups
Connecting an SFTP Storage to SimpleBackups
Preparing your SFTP storage
The first step in connecting an SFTP storage to SimpleBackups is to set up an SFTP server. You can either use a cloud-based SFTP storage, or use just use an SSH-accessible server as your SFTP storage.
- Make sure you have the login credentials and the server's IP address or hostname.
- Add SimpleBackups IP addresses to your storage if it is behind a firewall.
- Add SimpleBackups’ public key to your storage if you rely on passwordless authentication.
- Finally, if you will be using your own server when making a backup, also ensure that your server’s IP is whitelisted on the storage.
Connecting your SFTP storage to SimpleBackups
The next step is to connect it to SimpleBackups. To do this, follow these simple steps:
- Go to https://my.simplebackups.com/storage and click on the "Connect Storage +" button.
- Select "SFTP / SSH" as the storage type.
- Enter the SFTP server's hostname or IP address, username, and password in the appropriate fields.
- Click on the "Validate" button to ensure that SimpleBackups can connect to the SFTP storage.
- If the connection is successful, click on the "Save Storage" button to add the SFTP storage to your SimpleBackups account.
Connecting an SFTP storage to SimpleBackups is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily connect your SFTP server to SimpleBackups and start backing up your data. With SimpleBackups, you can automate your backup process and ensure that your important data is always safe and secure.
Regarding Hetzner Storage Box
SimpleBackups supports Hetzner storage box. To ensure that it works as expected, please note the following points.
Hetzner Storage Endpoint
u111111-sub1for example, make sure you use the user’s endpoint,
u111111-sub1.your-storagebox.deand not the root one
Hetzner Storage Path
Let’s say your user
u111111 has access to the directory
subuser1111/. Assuming you want to store your backups under let’s say
- Create the directory
subuser111/or ensure that it exists
- Enter your path as
backupson SimpleBackups (do not enter your subusers’ home folder, in this case
Last updated on May 12, 2023