Backup and migration

Configuration backup

All configuration files and user database are located in the configuration directory. This directory also contains server’s SSH private keys, unless specified otherwise in the configuration file.

Migrating to another machine

Migrating Buru SFTP Server to another machine is a straightforward process.

  1. Perform new installation of the software on the new machine. Do not start the services yet.

  2. Copy all configuration files (except the private keys - more on that below) in the configuration directory from the previous installation to the new one, replacing existing files.

    When using custom SSH private key location, new keys can be generated using burusftp keygen command.

  3. Start the services on the new machine.


When migrating to a new server, you are allowed to temporarily exceed the number of purchased licenses for a period strictly necessary to perform the migration.

See more on the topic in our FAQ.