Amazon S3

Step 1 - Sign in to Amazon Console:

Click this and follow instructions to create a new account.
Follow all signing up demands, including your credit card number and the phone verification of the 4 digits pin which will be given to you during your registration to Amazon service.

Step 2 - Create your Amazon S3 service:

Sign in to your Amazon account.
Your Amazon dashboard will allow you to choose the service click "All services", all services panel will open. Under “Storage”, click “S3”

amazon S3 service

At the following page, click the "Create Bucket" button:

create bucket

Write a unique bucket name and choose the region (geographically closest to your location):
Click the "Create" button. Amazon's system will create the bucket:

create bucket page

On the page's top-right corner, click your name and then "My Security Credentials" link:

my security credentials

You'll be redirected to another page, Click the "Continue to Security Credentials" button. Click "Access Keys" and then click "Create New Access Key" button:

create access key

This will result in a success message and an option to view the access key or download the key file. Click "Show Access Key" link:

access key

Step 3 - Create a backup destination

  1. Specify "Destination Type" as "Amazon S3".
  2. Write a name for your destination.
  3. Fill in Access Key ID, Secret Access Key and Bucket name that you have just created.
  4. Choose the bucket region which you chose at Amazon S3 console.
  5. Click the "save" button.
Example configuration page for the destination:

create amazon destination

Destination Name

A generic name for your internal ease of use, so it will be easier to recognize the backup destination roll, in case you have more than one.
Max length is 40 characters.

Choose Backup Engine

JetBackup will need to index and read files from this destination. Since each backup engine has it's own file structure, we will need to know what we are looking for in the destination when we are indexing.

If you wish to allow yourself/clients to use/restore cPanel generated backups on the JetBackup GUI choose cPanel engine.
When it comes to cPanel full incremental backup, JetBackup will index the backup to its parts(Databases, Emails etc.). Which means that you will be able to restore parts of the full backup and not only the full backup.

When you choose cPanel engine on your destination settings, you can set schedule in order to reindex those backups. It is recommended to schedule it after the cPanel backup is done so data will be most accurate.

Backup Directory

This will be our starting point when accessing this destination.
Make sure to not start with "/".
Write your path to where you want the backup to be stored.
You can leave the backup directory empty if you want that the backup will be stored in the main directory.

Access Key ID

In order to get your access key ID, click the "security credentials" menu item in the AWS Management Console (using the upper-right hand dropdown).

Secret Access Key

In order to get your secret key, click the "security credentials" menu item in the AWS Management Console (using the upper-right hand dropdown).


In order to create a bucket using Amazon S3 console go to Creating a Bucket in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Console User Guide.

Bucket Region

Choose the bucket region - where the bucket actually exists.

Maximum Concurrent Requests

The maximum number of concurrent requests. For more information please see the following link:

Maximum Bandwidth

The maximum bandwidth that will be consumed for uploading and downloading data to and from Amazon S3 [insert 0 for unlimited]. For more information please see the following link: