can snapshot be activated on individual blogs in a multisite installation?

Here's the deal:
Snapshot is NOT network activated, so I tried going to a single site and activate it just for that one.
Well.. it wasn't even on the list!!!
Can anyone verify this?

  • Paul
    • The Green Incsub

    @aristath, Sure I'll verify it. When running under Multisite Snapshot does NOT provide an interface for individual site. It is ONLY accessible from the Network admin.

    There is a plan to return this option. In Snapshot 1.0 we were actually running Snapshot on every site. And the zip archive and related history were all stored on the site. But Multisite admins demanded we only make this Network available with the thought that only the network admin be able to backup the site. If the site owners wants to backup the site they can instead use the Tools > Export option.

    So now we are seeing similar requests to yours that we need to go back to allowing individual site owners the ability to run their own snapshots. This is being considered. But in the current version (2.0.2) Snapshot it only available via Network admin.

  • aristath
    • Recruit

    @Paul ok, good to know. :slight_smile:
    Actually I think that preventing individual site owners to access Snapsot is a good choice. As superadmins we can backup individual sites from the network admin menu.

    I just wanted a clarification, just to make sure that I hadn't messed-up something.

    So this is NOT a request to return to the previous behavior. I believe this is better.
    Thank you!

  • Paul
    • The Green Incsub

    @aristath, We are still going to go foreward with some solution to allow individual site backups by the site admin. But it will not be full backups. The site admin will only be able to backup their media files.

    One big concern about the backups were that site admins would walk away from the Multisite system. So we are looking at possible integration with out ProSites plugin. Meaning if you purchase a specific level in ProSites this will 'allow' you the ability to backup your site. By default the admin will not have this ability. We are sneaky. :slight_smile:

  • kenlyle
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    +1 for site owner backup. I just installed 2.02 and lost a half hour looking for it, and then finding this post.

    My specific scenario is that I have a noobish customer who made the mistake of paying for hosting elsewhere, in advance. He would be more comfortable with his site on my server if he could push backups to that remote site on demand.


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