Backup 3CX to Cloud Storage using SFTP

Since 3CX’s 16 Update 4 Alpha SFTP has been available for secure backups. The downside to SFTP is that it is often limited to be a local file server that is not resilient, scalable and is costly.

Configuring 3CX to backup to the likes of OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, AWS S3, Wasabi, etc. is a simple task that takes less than two minutes.


Configure your cloud storage endpoint.

  1. Register an account with Couchdrop
  2. Once registered with Couchdrop, navigate to Couchdrop Portal to set up your storage endpoint.
  3. Setup your cloud storage endpoint — see here for how to configure your desired provider, the example below is for Dropbox
Linking Dropbox for 3CX backups

For 3CX , disable Async uploads

disabling async uploads for 3CX backups
  • Save Settings

Set up your SFTP backup within 3CX.

Set the parameters to be:

Configuring SFTP backup to cloud storage with 3CX

You now have a secure, easy way to backup your 3CX to the cloud!