The Sync to SFTP feature can be setup to enforce a rule to backup data. The idea is to have a secondary user keep a backup of important files to be recovered when needed. The Sync rule will automatically create a copy of directories to the user.
When creating a backup user you can add IP whitelisting to restrict access from only specific locations and administrators. In this scenario, the backup user will be named Backup-DR-User.
First determine the folder structure that you want backed up. In this scenario, we will be backing up the entire folder structure for the administrator Example-Operations-Admin.
Going to your Sync tab and adding a new rule, fill in the following information and Save.
|Name||Label of the Sync rule|
|Actions||What you want the rule to do after being triggered. In this case we will select Upload|
|Source||Where the data is originally residing: Hosted~FTP~|
|User+||The folder owner(s) you want data to be copied. You can use * to choose all users, or list specific users. In this use case we will select Example-Operations-Admin|
|User-||Exclude any specific users data|
|Path+||The folder path you want to be synced. In this case, we will use * to select the entire user’s folder structure|
|Path-||The folder paths you want to exclude to be synced|
|Target||The target server that the data will be synced to. For this use case, we will use Hosted~FTP~|
|Username||The username who the data will be synced to|
|Folder||The target folder path to sync the data to. In this use case we will use / to copy directly to the user’s root|
Once you upload a file to the target folder path, the backup user will copy the folder path and data in their directory.
Example-Operations-Admin uploading a new file
Backup-DR-User syncing the folder structure in real-time