Online Documentation for SQL Backup for SQL Server

SFTP connection

The Secure FTP Connection Settings dialog is provided for configuring SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) server connection for uploading backup files.


Options - Cloud connections - Wizard - SFTP




Specify the name for the connection. The connection name must be unique among all that were already created.


Host address

Define the SSH host address. Here you can enter server name or its IP address (without specifying protocol).



Specify the port the SFTP connection should be executed through.


Remote folder

Define the directory on the SFTP server where backup files will be uploaded. If the specified directory does not exist on the server it will be created on the first upload process.


Set the authentication parameters for uploading backup files to the specified SFTP server. Note that the specified user should have sufficient rights to write to the target folder. Provide User name and Password in the corresponding fields.



Select the proxy through which the connection to the SFTP server will be established. The possible values are:

  • Socks 4
  • Socks 5
  • HTTP


If you have selected to connect through proxy to SFTP you need to configure the following proxy settings: Server, Port, User name and Password.



Specify the timeout in seconds when a connection will be timed out because of inactivity on the data channel.