Backup/Restore system. It needs to be more complete and have more location options. You need to be able to choose “who, what, when, where, and how”.
Who: All good here.
What: is good.
When: I think cron covers this.
Where: local, ftp, sftp, AWS, BackBlaze and others. You also need to be able to restore from all locations.
How: Full, incremental, both, and except list. It should include logic based on type chosen example Incremental > full back up= weekly, monthy ect.
Restore: should accommodate from all “Where” and all “How”
linking this request here as well
Just came from CP to DA and was looking for this option and found only a basic one, backup is a serious thing. Would like to do this without a workaround, its really a must (AWS, GDrive, etc...)
I cant believe that there is not this option, i was breaking my head to find it and seti t up.
Is anything happening on this yet? Automated user backup with retention is sorely needed.
Add Day of Week to backup location.. No restore possible.
If there is an option to add something to the path when backing up , one must be able to select this when restoring.
I really want to see a complete backup system. As current ones available to add in just seem to have issues. I had to recently make a manual backup to get it all over correctly.
2 years ... and this is still planned. This got planned 8 months ago :( not even any progress on this. Extremely poor performance.
@smtalk Is there any update on this?
7 months seems like a stretch no?
Yes... "we don't want to force anyone"... :))
I hope soon to see support for Backblaze B2, also I hope you handle it better than cPanel, which allows backing up to Backblaze, but then in case of needing to retrieve it the procedure is all command line.
Do you know if there is an unofficial way to get backups to backblaze anyway?
I'd like incremental and the option for clients to restore files / databases from within the panel.
a hidden weekly backup of full archives would be nice, in case anything happened.
I actually find the current backup very good and excellent to restore after server failure.
Some feedback for DA:
Good that it's planned. Please also repare the bug that admin packages are not restored using admin backup/restore.
Given the release of JB5 now, I honestly think there are other areas your time could be invested in - the backup system in place currently in DirectAdmin is still fully functional.
Anyone who requires off-site backups currently on cPanel servers, still end up using JetBackup, or any other alternative solution as opposed to the one packaged within the software itself.
I think instead of trying to build something in DirectAdmin which does the same as JetBackup, it would be best leaving them to their own area of expertise, and instead invest in a partnership between you both, so you are able to benefit from the licences sold.
There are certain areas within a system, that there are justifications for paying licence fee's for 3rd party products/integrations, and I do feel backups is just one of those areas that its perfectly acceptable.
I halfway completely agree:
1. directadmin develops the management panel, it is not a software house specialized in 100% of technologies
2. directadmin has a basic backup and restore function that works very well, BUT it cannot be used on a large scale for those who do mass hosting
3. there are companies specialized in making backup software, they do just that .... is there a reason?
I don't think Directadmin should invest in the backup system at the moment.
This is one of the core features that DirectAdmin neglects badly. Don't know what's wrong with these guys think of Backups/Restore section without any popular remote destinations like aws s3 / google drive / onedrive etc. This should be added on priority for next release of update. I hope DirectAdmin dev team will consider this request.
This is a priority for almost all web hosting companies.
I would recommend that DA team really would consider adding this feature.
would like option to have incremental backups and possibility to restore single file or email, not having to setup new server for single email recovery
Yes we need
Yes we need a backup scripts like cPanel.
+1 for borgbackup
Don't forget to add password protected database encryption
For SSH bashed, also add feature to remove backup older than n number of days. May be you can check out Virtualmin GPL backup for reference
Yes we need a backup scripts like cPanel.