Simple one-click backup & restore of SilverStripe MySQL databases from within the CMS.

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5.0 2023-08-27 08:28 UTC

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  • The 5.x branch contains the SilverStripe 5 version.
  • The 4.x branch contains the SilverStripe 4 version.
  • The 3.x branch contains the SilverStripe 3 version.


This module provides a CMS panel (for Admins only) with buttons to Backup and Restore the current database.

Ideal for when you need to pull down a copy of the live database but don't have direct access.

This module does NOT require mysqldump command-line utility, unlike some other similar modules.


Install via composer:

composer require bcairns/silverstripe-backuprestore

There will be a new Backup/Restore panel in the main CMS menu.

  • Under "Backup", click "Download Backup File" to download a GZIPPED database dump. This is a standard SQL dump file that should be usable with other applications than this module. It performs DROP TABLE on each table and then recreates them.
  • Under "Restore", click "Select File" to choose a database dump file (either gzipped or uncompressed should both work), then click "Upload Backup File" to upload and execute it.

If a live environment is detected, Backup/Restore will display a very prominent alert message in the Restore section, warning against overwriting your live database.


Excluded Tables

There is an excluded_tables option which can be used to omit certain tables if needed.

    - SubmittedFormField

Database Temp Dir and .htaccess File

The module writes the DB dump to disk (on the server) for compression and download.

By default, it will write to "assets/.protected/_db", and also will create an .htaccess file blocking access to the directory (as an extra precaution, even though typically this should already not be web-accessible).

These can both be configured:

  db_temp_dir: "../../my_temp_dir"
  create_htaccess: false