How to

There are many uses for daDup. Any S3 or Swift compatible client can use the storage. On this page some how to's for configuring clients en setting up a sync.

In short:

  • Select Amazon S3 (compatible) or Swift as you target to sync to on the device or your software
  • Fill out the servername (;
  • Fill out the access key and secret key;
  • Create a bucket (just use any random unique name) or select an existing one (if you already created one).
    If you need to select a bucket but your software can't create one, create a bucket using Dragondisk and then select the bucket.
The servername is:
The access key and secret key can be found in the admin panel

We assume you have a account. If not, order one. Then you have to create a bucket. You may use Dragondisk.

In the WHM console, click Backup Configuration, and scroll to the bottom looking for additional destinations. Since is Amazon S3 compatible, you may select Amazon S3 in the Destination Type and Create new destination.


While configuring it, give it a name and select the box that says transfer system backups to destination (traffic to daDup is encrypted so it is safe to select it).

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Enter the name of the bucket you created earlier, access Key ID, and secret access key found in, followed by save and validate destination. Assuming you did everything correct, it should appear as an additional destination at the end of your backup configuration. Click Save Configuration and you’re done. Backups will automatically be transferred to as soon as they are done. You may run a test backup an check with Dragondisk if data is written on

One final choice is whether or not to leave the backups on the local drive for quick restores. Feel free to do that if you have the space. To do that, just click Retain backups in the default backup directory.

Cpanel local path