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Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

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:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

At the next page write your email address and choose “I am a new user”. Click “Sign in using our secure server” button:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

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:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

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”:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

All services panel will open. Under “Storage”, click “S3”:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

At the following page, click the “Create Bucket” button:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Write a unique bucket name and choose the region (geographically closest to your location):

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Click the “Create” button. Amazon’s system will create the bucket:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

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:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

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:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Click “Access Keys” and then click “Create New Access Key” button:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

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:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

The result will be the Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

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:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

On Backup Destination page, click “Add new Destination” button:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

At the following page which is:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

  1. Specify Type as “AmazonS3”.
  2. Write a name for your destination.
  3. Check the desired indexing typs.
  4. Paste your Access Key ID.
  5. Paste your Secret Access Key.
  6. Write the bucket name you chose at Amazon S3 console.
  7. Choose the bucket region which you chose at Amazon S3 console.

Click Create new destination. The result should be the following announcement:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

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:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

The resulting page is:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

  1. Write you job’s name.
  2. Specify the destination which you’ve created earlier.

At the bottom, click the “Create new Job” button. The result should be the following announcement:

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination

Amazon S3 cPanel Backup Destination