Backup Remote Destinations

MainWP Remote Backups Extension requires Default MainWP Backups to set as a primary backup system. 

 

Once your data is backed up, you’ll want a safe and secure place to store it. MainWP provides you with several off site locations, including Dropbox, Amazon S3, FTP and Copy.com. With your backups safely distributed to other locations and services you have nothing to worry about.

If you want to use external storage, click the Remote Destination button when setting a backup.

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Dropbox

After popup appears, click the Add New. External source options will show. To select the Dropbox, click the Add button.

 

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Two new options will appear. Here you need to enter destination Title and Directory. Destination Title assigned here is used only for easier management in cases you have set multiple sources. If you want you can leave it as it is (New Dropbox Destination). In the Directory field enter a name for the default backups directory.

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When ready, click the Connect to Dropbox button. Click on this button will open the Dropbox login screen, enter your login details and click the Sign In button.

In case this window doesn’t open, be sure to turn off your popup blocker.

Once you Sign In, Dropbox will ask you if you want to allow MainWP to access your Dropbox. Click the Allow button.

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After you get the success message, return to dashboard and click the Yes, I’ve authorized MainWP to Dropbox button.

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Click the Test Settings button, if it returns success message click the Save Destination button.

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That’s it, you are ready to use Dropbox for as a storage for your backups.

Amazon S3

After choosing Remote Destination for keeping your backups, to select the Amazon S3, click the Add button next to the Amazon icon.

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Settings fields will appear, here you need to provide a few details for proper use of the external source.

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  • Destination title, something that will help you to manage your locations easier in future;
  • Access Key ID and Secret Key, provided by Amazon in your account;
  • Bucket, default backups bucket;
  • Sub-directory.
The Bucket Name you choose must be unique across all existing bucket names on Amazon S3. One way to ensure uniqueness is to add a unique prefix to your bucket name, something like your organization name.

Once you have added all necessary info, Click the Test Settings button. If it returns the success message, click the Save Settings button and you are ready to use your Amazon S3 bucket.

External Server (FTP)

After choosing Remote Destination for keeping your backups, to use the remote FTP location, click the Add button next to the FTP icon.

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Settings fields will appear, you need to enter following:

  • Title
  • Server address
  • Server port
  • Username
  • Password
  • Remote path

Also you have options to use SSL and Active Mode. When done with settings, use the Test Settings button to check if you have entered correct info. If the success message is returned, click the Save Settings button and you are ready to go.

Copy.com

After popup appears, click the Add New. External source options will show. To select the Copy.com, click the Add button.

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Two new options will appear. Here you need to enter destination Title and Directory. Destination Title assigned here is used only for easier management in cases you have set multiple sources. If you want you can leave it as it is (New Copy.com Destination). In the Directory field enter a name for the default backups directory.

When ready, click the Connect to Copy.com button. Click on this button will open the Copy.com login screen, enter your login details and click the Sign In button.

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In case this window doesn’t open, be sure to turn off your popup blocker.

Once you Sign In, Copy.com will ask you if you want to allow MainWP to access your Copy.com. Click the Allow button.

After you get the success message, return to dashboard and click the Yes, I’ve authorized MainWP to Copy.com button.

Click the Test Settings button, if it returns success message click the Save Destination button.

Edit a Remote Destination

Once a Remote destination is set, it can be edited or deleted. In the Select Existing Destination section locate your destination and click the settings icon. This allows you to edit your settings, test connection or delete the Destination.

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