Backups are a lifesaver when it comes to computer terminology.  Yes, time and again the importance of taking regular backups is emphasized.  There have been cases where some file or directory has been accidentally deleted or some data loss has occurred due to some unforeseen circumstances.  In such cases, having a backup will restore all the data safely.   There are various methods to configure a backup be it daily, weekly, or monthly.  Besides, sometimes due to insufficient space availability in the server, some of the data can be transferred to a remote server.  This action will save precious space on the server. 

The process to configure Interserver backup – FTP destination is as follows:

i.                    As a root user, log in to WHM.

ii.                  Then go to Home Menu. Select Backup and then Backup Configuration.

iii.                This will take you to Additional Destination.  Select FTP from under the Destination Type.

iv.                 Select the ‘Create New Destination’ button.

v.                   A window will open wherein details of the remote server and other information must be entered.  Once the required information is entered, click on the ‘Save and Validate Destination’ button.

vi.                 Select ‘Save Configuration’.

vii.              After this action, the transfer will begin to take effect.

To be on the safe side, it is better to check if the transfer is being done or not by running a manual backup.   There is a command to activate the manual backup, which is ‘/usr/local/cpanel/bin/backup -force’.  By activating this command, a new log file will be received wherein the details about the backup and transfer process can be seen.

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If you require Site to Site File Transfer using FlashFXP FTP client, then follow the below-mentioned procedure:

1.        Download the FlashFXP from their official website. Once the download is complete, run the Windows executable file.  This will start the installation process.

2.      When the FlashFXP FTP client is started, a standard window will open with the local file browser on the left side. Same time the data available on the hard disk will be shown.   That is not all, the Remote FTP browser view with the remote site will also be shown.

3.      Switch to the Local browser view to the Remote File Browser view by clicking on the ‘Switch to Remote Browser’ button.

4.      By pressing the F4 key, you can activate the Site manager.  This will help you to connect between remote site sites.

5.      Select the files to be transferred, drag, and drop them into the ‘Remote Destination Site’.

The file transfer action will begin and will be completed in relatively few minutes.


FlashFXP uses FTP default port 21 to create FTP connections.   It is a very user-friendly tool and has a simple interface that even beginners can use and understand.  That is not all.  The transfer of files is done speedily.   So overall, it is a good performing tool.   It is worth mentioning on this page that the FTP client is available for a free trial period of 30 days.  So, you can try it out, and then there is the option to upgrade it as well.

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