Added File Backup Support

Simon Bennett
Simon Bennett ยท May 25, 2020

We are very proud to announce the release of file backups on SnapShooter.

File backups allow you to choose which files and directories you wish to backup directly on your server and where to store the backup with a provider of your choice.

One of the main advantages of this is downloadable backups which we know its a feature a lot of our customers have required from us. We have never been able to offer it with DigitalOcean Snapshots due to a limitation with DigitalOcean and them providing no ability for us or you to download them.

The file backup feature also unlocks the ability for our customers to be able to backup services from any provider they wish, if the server can b accessed publicly via SSH as we can connect and process backups.

File backups are another bring your own backup storage offering (we are planning to add our own too to make setup easier in the future). Customers can choose the provider you wish, currently supporting AWS S3, DigitalOcean Spaces and Wasabi.

File backups are the latest backup type we support in a long list of features and improvements we have planned to release this year.