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Create New Destination

A Backup destination is the storage location for your backup files (backup destinations can be remote or local). We recommend you review the JetBackup destination types in Destinations Overview so you can choose the most suitable destination for your specific needs or use case.

In general, it is almost always a best practice to make sure at least one copy of your server’s backups are located off-site (remote destination) in case of a disaster at your data center, home, or office.

Remote destinations are usually slower than local destinations to backup and restore from due to bandwidth requirements. With this in consideration, many clients choose to store at least one copy of backups locally and additional copies in at least one or more remote destinations.

Whatever backup destination option(s) you choose, please make sure that your destination path is secure and has the appropriate privileges.
For more information click on How To Secure Local Backup Storage.

To begin creating a local or remote Destination, click Destination on the JetBackup sidebar and choose "Create new destination" to begin the process.

destination page


Click Destination Type for instructions and best practices for each specific destination type.

Local Destination example:

create new destination