FTP backup is supported by Backup4all. You can backup your data to a remote computer or device using FTP (File Transfer Protocol) connection. This is a practical remote backup destination as it allows you to store important files offsite. It can be considered as an additional protection against data loss as the result of hardware failure or other disasters.
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.
This article shows you how to create a backup to FTP destination using SSL encryption. When you connect through FTP to a remote computer you send the username and password in clear, unencrypted text. Anyone along the route can access what you are sending, including your username and password, if the data is not encrypted.
This article shows you how to backup to FTP destination using proxy server. The proxy server acts as an intermediary between a computer and the Internet. It is associated with a gateway server (that separates the local network from the outside network) and a firewall (that protects the network from outside intrusion).
When performing a large incremental backup to an FTP destination, it may take a lot of time for the first backup to complete (because the first backup is a full backup so all files will be included in it). If you have physical access to the FTP destination server, it takes less time to run the first backup locally, move the backup file to the FTP, and after that continue doing the incremental backups directly to the FTP destination. This article will explain how to perform this backup.