This article explains how to backup files and folder from an FTP account using Backup4all. The
idea is to use a third party application (such as NetDrive) to map the FTP account as a local
drive. This way, Backup4all will recognize the mapped drive as a valid source for backups and
you'll be able to backup your websites, FTP files.
Install and configure NetDrive
Backup from FTP
Restore to FTP
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to exchange and manipulate files over an Internet Protocol computer network, such as the Internet. FTP is built on a client- server architecture and utilizes separate control and data connections between the client and server applications.
The idea behind backing up from FTP to your local computer is to map the FTP account as a
network drive by using a 3rd party application (NetDrive). Backup4all can back up from a
network drive, so this way through NetDrive your data will be backed up online to a local or any
other supported destination. If needed Backup4all can restore data to the FTP account too (via
2. Enter a name for Site name and type the siteIP orURL.
3. SelectF TP from the server type list and choose a drive letter.
4. In theAcco unt field, type your FTP username
5. In thePa sswo r d field type your FTP password.
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