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Using FTP / SFTP as the Backup Destination

AhsayOBM and AhsayACB client backup software are able to backup data to FTP / SFTP server as both Standard Destination and Predefinded Destination. Standard Destination allows users to use their own FTP / SFTP as the destination, while Predefined Destination needs to be configured in the AhsayCBS web console and assigned to a Group Policy.



Client agents directly back up to FTP / SFTP server
Back up to user's own FTP / SFTP server
Back up to MSP's predefined FTP / SFTP server
Enable / disable FTP / SFTP option via policy


How It Works


How to setup policy for backing up to FTP / SFTP server

The policy in AhsayCBS allows administrator to: a). Enable / disable users to back up to their own FTP / SFTP server, and b). Enable / disable users to back up to a dedicated FTP / SFTP server predefined in AhsayCBS.

To enable users to back up to their own FTP / SFTP server:

Go to "AhsayCBS web console > Backup / Restore > Users, Groups & Policies > Policy Group". Select an existing policy or create a new policy. Then, enable the feature "Backup Set Settings > Destination Visible to Users". After this feature is enabled, you can add "FTP / SFTP Server" under Standard Destination.


Then, assign users to an appropriate User Group that is bound to this policy, and these users will be able to back up to their own FTP / SFTP server.

To enable users to back up to a dedicated FTP / SFTP server predefined in AhsayCBS:

You need to create a Predefined Destination first by going to "AhsayCBS web console > System Settings > Basic > Predefined Destinations" and adding a dedicated FTP / SFTP server there.


After the above step, go to "AhsayCBS web console > Backup / Restore > Users, Groups & Policies > Policy Group". Select an existing policy or create a new policy. Then, enable the feature "Backup Set Settings > Destination Visible to Users" and add the predefined "FTP / SFTP server" under Predefined Destination.

Then, assign users to an appropriate User Group that is bound to this policy, and these users will be able to choose the predefined FTP / SFTP server as the backup destination. As you can see from the following image, only the customized destination name will be shown. The FTP / SFTP server image will not be shown. Therefore, if you don't want the backup users to known the type of destination used, you can simply enter a name without the destination type, such as My Backup Server.



Demo Video: How to backup data to FTP server in AhsayOBM