NOTICE: For documentation on JetBackup version 3.3 and greater please visit: http://docs.jetbackup.com
Jetbackup supports remote Amazon S3 cloud backups.
Step 1 – Sign in to Amazon Console
Click this link: https://aws.amazon.com/s3/ and then click the “Sign in to the Console” button at the top-right corner:
At the next page write your email address and choose “I am a new user”. Click “Sign in using our secure server” button:
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.
Choose your support plan and click the “Continue” button at the bottom:
Login to your Amazon account using your email address and password.
Step 2 – Create your Amazon S3 service
Your Amazon dashboard will allow you to choose the service – click “All services”:
All services panel will open. Under “Storage”, click “S3”:
At the following page, click the “Create Bucket” button:
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:
After the process has ended, you’ll see under “All Buckets” the newly created bucket on the left side of the page, and at the right side – the bucket’s details.
On the page’s top-right corner, click your name and then “My Security Credentials” link:
You’ll be redirected to another page, which by default will present a choice between “Continue to Security Credentials” or “Get Started with IAM Users”. Click the “Continue to Security Credentials” button:
Click “Access Keys” and then click “Create New Access Key” button:
This will result in a success message and an option to view view the access key or download the key file. Click “Show Access Key” link:
The result will be the Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key:
Copy the Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key – they will be used later.
Step 3 – Create a backup destination
At your WHM panel, click “JetBackup” (under “Plugins”) on the left column. Then click “Backup Destination” on JetBackup’s left column:
On Backup Destination page, click “Add new Destination” button:
At the following page which is:
- Specify Type as “AmazonS3”.
- Write a name for your destination.
- Check the desired indexing typs.
- Paste your Access Key ID.
- Paste your Secret Access Key.
- Write the bucket name you chose at Amazon S3 console.
- Choose the bucket region which you chose at Amazon S3 console.
Click Create new destination. The result should be the following announcement:
Step 4 – Create a backup job
As demonstrated in the previous screen shot, click “Backup Jobs” and at the Backup Jobs page, click the “Add new job” button:
The resulting page is:
- Write you job’s name.
- Specify the destination which you’ve created earlier.
At the bottom, click the “Create new Job” button. The result should be the following announcement: