These events are fired during the backup process.



This event is fired when the zip file containing all files that should be backed up has successfully been copied to a destination filesystem.

It has one public property $backupDestination that contains an instance of Spatie\Backup\BackupDestination\BackupDestination.



This event will be fired when something goes wrong while backing up.

It has two public properties:

  • $exception: an object that extends PHP’s Exception class. It is highly likely that $exception->getMessage() will return more information on what went wrong.

  • $backupDestination: if this is null then something probably went wrong zipping the files. If it’s an instance of Spatie\Backup\BackupDestination\BackupDestination then something went wrong copying the zip over to the backup destination.



Internally the package will build up a manifest of files. This manifest contains the dumps of the databases and any files that are selected for backup. All the files in the manifest will be zipped.

It has one public property $manifest which is an instance of Spatie\Backup\Tasks\Backup\Manifest



This event will be fired right after the zipfile - containg the dumps of the databases and any files that were selected for backup - was creatted, and before that zip will get copied over to the backup destination(s). You can use this event to do last minute manipulations on the created zip file.

It has one public method $pathToZip which contains a path to the created zipfile.