Admin interface for managing backups in Backpack, on Laravel 5.2+

v5.0.3 2024-06-24 10:02 UTC



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An admin interface for spatie/laravel-backup. Allows the admin to easily manage backups (download and delete). Used in the Backpack package, on Laravel 5.2+ to 9.

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Backpack\BackupManager screenshot


  1. In your terminal:
# Install the package
composer require backpack/backupmanager

# Publish the backup and backupmanager configs and lang files:
php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Backpack\BackupManager\BackupManagerServiceProvider" --tag=backup-config --tag=lang

# [optional] Add a menu item for it
# For Backpack v6
php artisan backpack:add-menu-content "<x-backpack::menu-item title='Backups' icon='la la-hdd-o' :link=\"backpack_url('backup')\" />"
# For Backpack v5 or v4
php artisan backpack:add-sidebar-content "<li class='nav-item'><a class='nav-link' href='{{ backpack_url('backup') }}'><i class='nav-icon la la-hdd-o'></i> Backups</a></li>"
  1. [optional] Instruct Laravel to run the backups automatically in your console kernel:
// app/Console/Kernel.php

protected function schedule(Schedule $schedule)
    // if you are not using notifications you should add the `--disable-notifications` flag to this commands
  1. Check that it works

If the "unknown error" yellow bubble is thrown and you see the "Backup failed because The dump process failed with exitcode 127 : Command not found." error in the log file, either mysqldump / pg_dump is not installed or you need to specify its location. You can do that in your config/database.php file, where you define your database credentials, by adding the dump variables. Here's an example:

'mysql' => [
    'driver'            => 'mysql',
    'host'              => env('DB_HOST', 'localhost'),
    'database'          => env('DB_DATABASE', 'forge'),
    'username'          => env('DB_USERNAME', 'forge'),
    'password'          => env('DB_PASSWORD', ''),
    'charset'           => 'utf8',
    'collation'         => 'utf8_unicode_ci',
    'prefix'            => '',
    'strict'            => false,
    'engine'            => null,
    'dump' => [

        'dump_binary_path' => '/path/to/directory/', // only the path, without `mysqldump` or `pg_dump`
        // 'dump_binary_path' => '/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/', // works for MAMP on Mac OS
        // 'dump_binary_path' => '/opt/homebrew/bin/', // works for Laravel Valet on Mac OS
        'timeout' => 60 * 5, // 5 minute timeout
        // 'exclude_tables' => ['table1', 'table2'],
        // 'add_extra_option' => '--optionname=optionvalue',


This should be a point-and-click interface where you can create and download backups at any time.

Try at your-project-domain/admin/backup

Configuration & Troubleshooting

For additional configuration (eg. notifications):

  • publish the spatie backup file php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\Backup\BackupServiceProvider" --tag="backup-config"
  • see the spatie/laravel-backup documentation on how to configure your backup system in config/backup.php; it is higly recommended that you at least configure the notifications;
  • see config/backpack/backupmanager.php for configurating how the backup is run from the interface; by default, it does backup:run --disable-notifications, but after you've configured notifications, you can remove that flag (or add others);

[TIP] When you modify your options in config/backup.php or config/backpack/backupmanager.php, please run manually php artisan backup:run to make sure it's still working after your changes. NOTE: php artisan optimize:clear and/or php artisan config:clear might be needed before the backup:run command.


Please see the upgrade guides to get:

  • from v3 to v4 (new!)
  • from v2 to v3
  • from 1.2.x to 1.3.x
  • from 1.1.x to 1.2.x

Change log

Please see the releases page for more information what has changed recently.


$ composer test


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

Overwriting Functionality

If you need to modify how this works in a project:

  • create a routes/backpack/backupmanager.php file; the package will see that, and load your routes file, instead of the one in the package;
  • create controllers/models that extend the ones in the package, and use those in your new routes file;
  • modify anything you'd like in the new controllers/models;


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.

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