The Paragon programs up to version 15 allow backups directly via the FTP or SFTP protocol to a FTP server.
A direct backup to a FTP location is not very convenient though:
A backup to FTP or SFTP is possible if you use the old legacy format with PBF archives. For this topic please refer to “Archive formats”.
The mode of operation of VD (Virtual Disk) backups is basically a drive copy operation. The Paragon program creates an empty virtual hard disk with the property “Expanding” (i. e. only the size of the contained data). The selected objects (hard disk, partitions, or files) will be copied into the open VD file. This is not possible using FTP.
If you want to use FTP please choose the old PBF file format. To do so you click the tools symbol in the upper right corner of the full scale launcher. Select “Legacy features”.
While the PBF file format will not be supported anymore in future versions starting with version 16 these programs of course will not offer FTP access as well. Consequently we recommend to use other protocols to access network resources for backup destination.
If you nonetheless demand to use FTP resources we recommend the following approach:
Whenever you want to restore an archive you can access your local archive. Only if this local archive is not available for some reason you have to perform the uncomfortable procedure of downloading the archive from your FTP server.
This practice will be possible with any future version of our programs.