ProcessAssetsBackups by jaromic

Create and/or restore assets backups from ProcessWire admin.

ProcessAssetsBackups - Assets/Files Backup Module for ProcessWire

This module provides an admin interface for the following assets/files backup functions:

  • Creating new backups in ZIP format
  • Uploading previously created backups
  • Restoring backups to site/assets/files
  • Providing info on existing backups
  • Managing existing backups (downloading, deleting, etc.)

Requires ProcessWire 3.0.62 or newer.

Known Issues:


  • Restore does not work reliably with large files on Windows when Avira Antivirus real-time protection is activated. Consider adding an exception for sites/assets in your dev environment or deactivate real-time protection while restoring.
  • Created ZIP-files cannot be opened with Windows explorer due to ./ path prefix
  • Backup descriptions are not implemented yet
  • Until this module can do anything fancier than plain file uploads, web server and PHP must be configured for apropriate upload filesize limits.

MPL 2.0, see LICENSE

Copyright 2019 by Michael Jaros

UI parts of the code have been reused with only small adaptations from Ryan Cramer's ProcessDatabaseBackups module.

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