Snapshots from sub sites

Hi There,

Finally I took a look at Snapshot and have to say: marvelous!

One question though: Wouldn't it be cool, if the admin of a sub site could be enabled to take care of backups of his own?

Implemented with Pro Sites it could result in an extra revenue stream.

Cheers,
Tee

  • Timothy Bowers
    • Chief Pigeon

    Hey there, thanks for getting in touch.

    That does sound an interesting idea, But out of interest as the backups could only be imported back with snapshot I'm not sure what good it would be to the end user unless of course they know about snapshot and WPMUDEV.

    Would would you envisage it working so they could do a full import to other sites?

    Cheers.

  • Tee
    • The Crimson Coder

    Well, it is a backup system for my/the network. No more, no less.

    In my opinion they don't need to know anything about Snapshot. Plus they won't need to know anything about databases and files. Ideally it should be as easy as possible. Such as:

    - Activate backup
    - Select destination
    - Select frequency
    - Select number of backups to be kept
    - Restore function

    What do you think?

    Cheers,
    Tee

  • Paul
    • The Green Incsub

    @Tee, My plan is, and has been, to offer some direct backup ability at the sub-site level. I do like your idea of Pro Sites integration. I saw this from another member some time ago. So basically if a site admin purchases a certain level then can run their own backups.

    As fro the restore this would be just the sub-sites database tables and media files. A sub-site would not be able to backup plugins or themes or .htaccess, wp-config.php

    The one gotcha I'm been trying to figure out is how to handle common data tables. Take for example wp_users and wp_usermeta. Currently these tables are only backedup when the main site snapshot archive is created. This can cause an issue if I manage a subsite and remove a bunch of dead users then the super admin decided to perform a restore.

    The next phase of the Snapshot roadmap is migrations. So will be able to take any site from a Multisite system and clone it within the same system. Move to a new Multisite system. Move to a stand alone WordPress site. Move a stand alone site into a Multisite system. Should be interesting.

  • Tee
    • The Crimson Coder

    So basically if a site admin purchases a certain level then can run their own backups.

    perfect

    As fro the restore this would be just the sub-sites database tables and media files. A sub-site would not be able to backup plugins or themes or .htaccess, wp-config.php

    good enough as it is not meant to be for leaving the network :slight_smile:

    This can cause an issue if I manage a subsite and remove a bunch of dead users then the super admin decided to perform a restore.

    Is this when super admin is making a restore in general or of that sub site only?

    Migrations is a cool feature, no question! On my personal roadmap it would be from Typo3 :slight_smile:. Or Making money by allowing Snapshots :grinning:

    When do you think it is realistic for you to put individual snapshots on the roadmap?

    Cheers,
    Tee

  • Paul
    • The Green Incsub

    Well Snapshot 2.0 just pushed to production this past week (finally). So working on shaking out any bugs on that release. The next step in the roadmap will be to setup something to automate backups when a site is created. Right now I'm aware from many super admins about keeping the Snapshot configuration up to date when the bulk add site. Some I've chatted with have hundreds of sites. So there needs to be a way either via the centralize Network admin or at the site level to create backups. So that will be next.

  • kenlyle
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    As in the other thread, I am looking for the same as Tee, and it would be great to generate some extra rev through ProSites, integration.

    Although....hey, depending how one spins it...we can offer services today loosely but not automatically tied to a ProSites level, like automatic monthly offsite or onsite backups.

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