NOTICE: JetBackup For Linux is in ALPHA testing stage. Please handle with caution. Any information on this document is subject to change as we continue to develop and make changes.

Destinations Overview

Here you can find a brief overview of our supported backup destination types.

Destination Name Databases Directories Replicate
Local
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
SSH
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
RsyncNet
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
SFTP*
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
FTP*
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Amazon S3*
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Google Drive
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Dropbox
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
BackBlaze
Incremental
Archived
Compressed
Incremental
Archived
Compressed

* Due to technical limitation, incremental backups will be created only after reaching the backup rotation limits. For a 7 days backup rotation we will keep 7 different full backups and then start pushing incremental changes.

Backup type:

  • Directories - Copy server files/folders that you choose to include.
  • Databases - Databases are regenerated and synced to the destination. Each job run will add the disk usage of each database dump file to the backup. Only supports compressed backup structure.
  • Replicate - Copy files/folders "as is". Only supports incremental backup structure.

Backup structure:

  • Incremental - Copy only files (changed or new) since the last full backup.
  • Archived - Copy files to uncompressed archive (.tar file).
  • Compressed - Copy files to compressed archive (.tar.gz file).

"Point-In-Time" Space Consuming incremental backups - If you choose more then one backup retention - JetBackup will create a "point-in-time incremental backups", in which will use as little space as possible (using hardlinks). So a 30 days backup retention for a 2GB file/directory will consume 2GB + 30 Days of new/changed files (** At the moment, mysql is fully dumped, as it doesn't support incremental backups).