Local folder destination will be the fastest destination if there is no remote/local network involved.

FUSE File Systems are known to have Rsync errors that can cause unstable backups to those partitions. Therefore, JetBackup cannot support Local Destinations to a FUSE File System. S3FS, Google Drive FUSE, and SSHFS are examples of these FUSE File Systems.

NOTE: When authenticating, JetBackup 5 will attempt to run a sequence of standard Linux Commands on the destination. Please review the common Linux commands and ensure the destination/user fully support these commands.

local destination

Destination Name

Specify a unique name for your destination. This will be used internally for your convenience.

Read Only

This option allows you to add the destination as a "Read Only" destination. You can only restore and download existing backups from a read-only destination. Read Only is required if the Backup Directory is already owned by another destination/server.


Specify the owner for this destination. This grants the owner and its parent account(s) permission to modify and delete this destination. Please note that the owner specified will also need Can Manage Destinations permission granted under the Permissions section.

Free Disk Space Limit

This option checks if the destination's disk space has reached the specified limit before it executes the backup. When enabled, JetBackup will not perform the backup when the used disk space is over the specified limit. Select from the preset limits or input a custom disk space usage limit.

Backup Directory

This will be our starting point when accessing this destination. Always use the absolute path and make sure to start with "/".
For example: /PATH/TO/FOLDER.
Note: The absolute path must be unique and can not be used by two different Destination Configurations. If a backup directory is already owned by another JetBackup Destination, you may create a "Read Only" Destination to that path.

Please make sure that your destination path is secure and has the appropriate privileges.
For more information click on How To Secure Backup Storage.

If you are setting up a local Destination pointing to a directory mounted with NFS, only NFSv3 and NFSv4.1 are supported. Please note that custom NFS/Mount configurations can cause issues with JetBackup. Due to the many custom NFS/mount configurations available, we only provide support for NFS v3 or v4.1 mounted with default options.

Rsync Bandwidth Limit

This option allows you to specify the maximum data transfer rate.