How to Setup BackupBuddy Remote Destinations

Posted OnFeb 16, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the guide to the BackupBuddy plugin, we will take a look at the Remote Destinations area where you can determine where backups will be stored.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) From the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard, navigate to BackupBuddy -> Remote Destinations.


This guide will go through how to edit, and add remote destinations as well as how to view recently sent files.

Edit Existing Remote Destination

  • My Email Destination

    The remote destination, My Email was set up in the BackupBuddy: Schedules guide.

    Step 3) To configure the settings for the existing My Email destination, click the Configure Destination Settings button on the My Email tab.

    Step 4) Make changes as needed.

    Step 5) Click the Save Settings button to save any changes.


    Files stored at this destination cannot be viewed within BackupBuddy.
    Click the Test Settings button to send a test email to the email addressed entered above.
    Click the Delete Destination to remove this destination.

Add New Remote Destinations

  • BackupBuddy Stash

    Step 6) Click the Add New tab to display all available remote destinations.

    Step 7) Click the BackupBuddy Stash button.


    Step 8) Enter your iThemes Username and iThemes Password in the appropriate textboxes. This information was generated when you created an iThemes Account.

    Step 9) Click the Submit button to save the new remote destination.


  • FTP

    Step 10) Complete the fields as outlined below:

    A. Destination name Modify the Destination Name as needed. This field is for reference purposes only.

    For this example, the default value My FTP was not changed.

    Server address
    If you do not have this information, you may need to contact your IT Department to retrieve this information.

    For this example, these fields were completed with Acme’s FTP connection details.

    E. Remote path (optional) To set up a Remote Path, click the Browse and Select Path button.

    This will not work if your host does not allow outgoing FTP connections. You may need to contact your Hosting Provider to resolve this issue.

    For this example, this field was left blank.

    F. Migration URL
    (Optional, for migrations)
    Enter a path where the Migration files will be stored.

    For this example, was entered.

    G. Archive limit Enter a numeric value for the maximum number of archives to be stored.

    For this example, 10 was entered.

    H. Transfer Mode From the dropdown list, select a Transfer Mode.

    These options determine whether the FTP Transfer happens in FTP active or passive mode. Some servers or those behind a firewall may need to use Passive mode as a work-around.

    For this example, the default value of Passive was not changed.

    I. Use FTPs encryption If checked, FTP encryption will be used.

    We recommend that this field not be checked as it is not supported by most servers.
    J. Disable File Management If checked, browsing or accessing files stored at the destination within BackupBuddy will be disabled.

    For this example, this field was left unchecked.


    Step 11) Click the Test Settings button to make sure the FTP Destination can be reached.

    Step 12) Click the Save Settings button to save any changes.

    Other Remote Destinations can be added following the same guidelines shown above.

View Recently Sent Files

Step 13) Click the View Recently Sent Files button to display a list of sent files.

The next step of the guide will focus on BackupBuddy: Backup.

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