eBackup - Simple and reliable backups for your server! Supports FTP/SFTP! 1.1.3

The easiest and simplest way to backup your server reliably! Free, and supports FTP+SFTP!

  1. EspiDev
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.7
    • 1.8
    • 1.9
    • 1.10
    • 1.11
    • 1.12
    • 1.13
    • 1.14
    • 1.15
    • 1.16
    Source Code:
    https://github.com/espidev/eBackup
    eBackup

    An easy and reliable way to backup your server!

    Features:

    • Backup your server files to a compressed zip file!
    • Choose which files to backup!
    • Scheduled backups using cron!
    • FTP and SFTP support, allowing for remote backups!
    • Limits for backups!
    • Fast and async, backups happen in the background to not lag the server!
    • Minimal dependency on Bukkit API, should work with Minecraft versions far into the future without update!
    • Completely free and open source!
    Installation:

    Add the plugin jar to the plugins folder, and then configure the config.yml in the plugins/eBackup folder!

    If you are having issues with SFTP, try using a direct path from root (ex. /home/user/backups) instead of a relative path.

    Note: When opening backups on Windows, it is highly recommended to use 7zip.

    Usage:

    Give admins the permission ebackup.admin to use /ebackup commands.

    • /ebackup list - Lists the backups in the backup folder
    • /ebackup backup - Starts a backup
    • /ebackup backuplocal - Starts a backup, and does not upload to FTP/SFTP
    • /ebackup stats - Show storage statistics
    • /ebackup reload - Reload the plugin

    Config:

    Code (YAML):

    crontask
    : '0 0 4 * * *' # This would make it every day at 4 AM

    # CronTask format:
    # * * * * * *
    # | | | | | |
    # | | | | | +---- Day of the Week   (1-7)
    # | | | | +------ Month             (1-12)
    # | | | +-------- Day of the Month  (1-31)
    # | | +---------- Hour              (0-23)
    # | +------------ Minute            (0-59)
    # +-------------- Second            (0-59)

    # A few more examples...
    # crontask: '0 0 * * * *' This would make it every hour
    # crontask: '0 0 4 * * 7' This would make it every sunday at 4 AM
    # crontask: '0 0 4 1 * *' This would make it every first of the month at 4 AM
    # crontask: '0 30 3 */2 * *' This would make it at 3:30 AM every 2 days

    # If you do /ebackup reload, you can see a description in the console of what the cron task does.

    backup-format
    : 'eBackup {DATE}'

    # The folder where to store the backups locally.
    backup-path
    : 'plugins/eBackup/backups'

    # The maximum backups stored. Will delete older backups when reached. (≤ 0 to disable)
    # Note: this will only work with local backups (fallbacks included).
    max-backups
    : 20

    # Delete the local backup after each upload.
    delete-after-upload
    : false

    # FTP/SFTP settings and configuration.
    # Backups saved here will not be auto-deleted.
    ftp
    :
        enable
    : false
        path
    : '~/backups/'
        type
    : sftp # ftp for ftp, sftp for ftp over ssh
        host
    : 'localhost'
        port
    : 22
        user
    : 'username'
        pass
    : 'password'
        use-key-auth
    : false # use key based authentication for sftp (ignores password)
        private-key
    : '~/.ssh/id_rsa'
        private-key-password
    : '' # leave blank if the private key has no password

    # What you want in the backup.
    # By default, everything will be backupped, you can remove folders in the ignore section
    backup
    :
        pluginjars
    : true # The .jar files for the plugins
        pluginconfs
    : true # The data folder of each plugin
        ignore
    : # Files to ignore and NOT backup
            - 'plugins/eBackup/backups'
            - 'plugins/dynmap'
            - 'logs'
            - 'cache'
     


    Developers:

    The plugin is completely free and open source, meaning that you are allowed to take the code and modify it as you wish! If you have features you want to implement, feel free to submit a pull request, or fork it and start a new branch! :)

    Background:

    This plugin was created to address a shortage of decent free backup plugins. It adds support for sftp, which allows saving files over SSH connections. This was created for my server, since our old backup plugins kept causing storage issues with the way it saved! It takes heavy inspiration from the plugin PerfectBackup, but greatly improves saving performance!
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Recent Reviews

  1. Subject_4
    Subject_4
    4/5,
    Version: 1.1.3
    It's a must-have plugin for efficient backup management however, sometimes it causes the server to freeze on "stopping server" when the stop command is issued.
  2. FireControl1847
    FireControl1847
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.3
    Amazing plugin. Put in the plugins folder, set it up, and it worked first try without any issues whatsoever.
  3. MothMuse
    MothMuse
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.3
    AMAZING plugin. it doesn't have a bunch of random options or anything like that, but it does what it says on the tin and it does it RELIABLY. i've been stress testing making constant backups on my development server to see if any of the zips got corrupted like easy backup and other plugins to. NO CORRUPTION. as well, its async so your server doesn't freeze at all. works with my SFTP server i have running which is just a raspberry pi with an 8TB hard drive attached. all servers on my network backup there using ebackup and the only issue i had the author immediately responded to me to help. love it.
  4. SonMCTM
    SonMCTM
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.3
    Great , please add a backup to google drive :3
    i really love it , i will rate 5s
    thanks you
  5. iCaitlyn
    iCaitlyn
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.3
    Works like a charm, easy and simple to use. The ability to "blacklist" directories (like Dynmap's tiles directory) is wonderful as well, too. Has saved us from a major issue even once, too, thanks in part to the ability to schedule backups daily.
  6. brofin
    brofin
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.3
    Great. Simple to use.
    Works just as well (or better?) than other paid plugins that accomplish the same thing.
  7. Iggy8068
    Iggy8068
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.3
    Great Plugin, great and responsive Dev. Can only recommend this piece of Software :)
  8. Ruptic
    Ruptic
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.1
    Amazing plugin and a lifesaver for people who are wanting to save time and resources on their dedi. 100% recommend. Also works on versions below 1.13!
  9. IonImpulse
    IonImpulse
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.1
    Awesome! I love this! This is the only plugin I've found other then paid ones that offers all of these features!
  10. Vanreek
    Vanreek
    5/5,
    Version: 1.1.1
    Amazing Plugin! So easy to configure. Backups are now almost set and forget (other than checking)