Where to store backup files

Anonymous site visitors must not be able to download backups of your website database. That’s why you should use a private directory next to (and thus outside of) your application’s docroot as a protected assets path.

In your Boxfile, declare the “private” directory as permanent storage (see the Boxfile documentation for details):

version: 2.0
  - private


Configure the protected asset path on the File System page (Administer > Configuration > Media: File system) as “../private”. Here, the “Backup & Migrate” module will automatically create a subdirectory named backup_migrate for its backups.

Access via SSH/SFTP

When you view your assets directory via SSH/SFTP, you’ll find your backups below current/private.