Backup to SFTP: Secure Data Transferring Protocol

Backup to SFTP

Backup to SFTP is the most reliable method of data protection, as it involves a remote SFTP backup server (which eliminates risks of “local” data loss due to fire, theft, etc.) and secure network connection. Handy Backup has multiple features that will deliver the best experience whenever you need to backup to SFTP servers.

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Designed by IETF, SFTP provides secure file transfer and manipulation facilities over the secure shell (SSH) protocol which makes it perfect for sensitive data backups. While data is transferred to a remote location, which is the case of FTP backup or cloud backup, it may be exposed to different threats, such as sniffers, hacking attempts, data interception, etc.

To avoid theft or garbling of data on the way to its destination, you need to use a secure data transferring protocol. This is when backing up to SFTP will be your best choice.

Benefits of SFTP Backup

There are two primary benefits of SFTP backup:

  • Your passwords are never transferred as plain text. This prevents hacker attacks and the use of sniffers, so you may be confident that your sensitive data on an SFTP backup server can be accessed by you alone.
  • Your data is encrypted while being transferred, enormously complicating any attempts of interception and garbling. This means that you will be able to restore backup from SFTP intact if something happens to the original data.
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Handy Backup Professional

Support for SFTP backup is available in Professional edition. You can also use it with basic edition Standard if you supplement it with the SFTP Backup plug-in. Free 30-days trial version!

    Here are some important features of backing up to SFTP:

  • Absolutely automated backups. The program has a very powerful backup scheduler which allows you to automate all related tasks.

    All you need to do is specify an appropriate schedule, and Handy Backup will select, compress, encrypt and transfer data to an SFTP backup server on its own, not requiring any attendance.
Scheduling Backup

  • Variety of data to back up. Do you want to backup Exchange data, or make an Outlook backup? Do you have any specific files and folders that require being backed up or you want to make a complete HDD image backup? Handy Backup’s friendly user interface will help you to create a backup task as easy as 1-2-3!
  • Continuity of your business. In case of corruption or loss of the original data, restoration from an SFTP server will be even easier than backing up! You will only need to click a single button, and the program will automatically locate broken data and restore it to the working state.

For a full list of features, please refer to backup features of our software.

Video Instruction for FTP Backup: SFTP Is No More Difficult

In the next video, we will teach how to backup data to common FTP servers. Please note that for SFTP backup, the only difference besides selecting the “SFTP” plug-in is a slight change in advanced connection settings, shown here.

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Version 8.1.2, built on 21 February 2020
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Backup to SFTP servers with Handy Backup securing your data while transferring it!

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