When you connect a storage to SimpleBackups and create a backup job, there are multiple ways you can customize the backup destination (storage path).

  1. On the storage level (Dropbox, S3, SFTP, etc..) you can set a path where all backup jobs can be stored under.

  2. On the backup job level, you can set a path for a particular backup job.

→The final path of a backup job is: storagePath/backupPath


Let us take a few examples into consideration.

Assuming you created a Dropbox storage (called STOR1) and created a database backup job (called BACKUP1) that uses Dropbox as a storage.

Example 1 (no path on Storage and Backup)

  • Set no default path on STOR1

  • Set no backup storage path on BACKUP1

  • The resulting backup will be stored at a unique location

  • Apps/SimpleBackups.io/SXXXX/mybackup-file.sql

Example 2 (custom storage path, empty backup path)

  • Set a default path on STOR1, my-backups

  • Set no backup storage path on BACKUP1

  • The resulting backup will be stored at:

    Apps/SimpleBackups.io/my-backups/mybackup-file.sql

Example 3 (custom storage path, custom backup path)

  • Set a default path on STOR1, my-backups

  • Set a default backup storage path on BACKUP1, database/daily

  • The resulting backup will be stored at:

    Apps/SimpleBackups.io/my-backups/database/daily/mybackup-file.sql

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