Taking backups

After you’ve defined a source and a destination, backups can be created. To learn more about what happens during a backup, read this page on the backup process.

Automatically creating backups

The most common way to do this is by hourly scheduling the backup-server:dispatch-backups command like shown in the installation instructions. The backup process for a source will start when the current hour matches the value in the backup_hour for that source.

Manually creating a backup

You can manually create a backup by executing this command.

php artisan backup-server:backups <name-of-source>