Backup to SFTP
SFTP also known as SSH File Transfer Protocol (and sometimes called Secure File Transfer Protocol or
SFTP) is a network protocol that provides file transfer and manipulation functionality over any reliable
data stream. It is typically used with version two of the SSH protocol (TCP port 22) to provide secure file
transfer, but is intended to be usable with other protocols as well. The SFTP protocol is much secure
than the FTP protocol.
Remote backup to SFTP is suitable for:
Regular users - can be used as a personal remote backup solut ion, prot ecting your data against
theft, fire or other disasters that could affect your hardware. If you are a dynamic person that
t ravels a lot t hen an ft p backup is a must because you can access your remot e backed up data
on t he FTP server from any computer, given t hat you ent er the security details known only by
Computer Consultants - if you are an individual or a company that provides consult ing services
t hen you can install Backup4all on your client s' computers and set it so that it does
automatically the SFTP backup. You are sure this way that their important data is backed up. The
advantage: t here is no need for t heir manual intervent ion, not to ment ion t hat if you set
Backup4all t o send email not ifications, you will receive information on t he st atus of t heir backup
without visiting directly with them.
Host ing companies - as a host ing company, your clients need t o know exactly t he value t hey get
using your services. Offering a reliable online backup solution increases the value of your service
but this depends on the remote backup software used too. Backup4all is the best choice for
your clients given its simplicity and reliability. If you are interested in offering your clients our
remot e backup software as an online backup solut ion, contact us atsal es@backu p4al l .co m
Companies - even if the company policy includes backing up locally as a must , you have t o
consider a remote backup solution too. This gives your company an additional security option
against natural disasters, theft, fire, local hardware fails.
Outsourcing companies - if you are outsourcing work to freelancers or other companies, or if
you have employees working on different locations, you know that backing up offsite files is very
difficult. In t he same time, your success depends on t heir work too, thus you need t o use SFTP
backup to have their work protected.
Using Backup4all you can easily backup t o SFTP by select ing your SFTP server as a destination. You can
define the SFTP configurat ion and using t he securit y details t hat you have (username/ password) your
data can be backed up onto t he SFTP server.
Once the connection is defined and t ested, you can set this as an aut omatic schedule wit h email
notifications enabled, to have a fully online backup solution with minimum manual intervention.
Advanced features in Backup4all’s SFTP backup: User Authentication, Host Authentication,Passwor d
Authentication, Public Key Authentication, Data Encryption, Data Integrity.