A Laravel 5 package to backup your application

5.5.1 2018-03-16 16:24 UTC


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This Laravel package creates a backup of your application. The backup is a zipfile that contains all files in the directories you specify along with a dump of your database. The backup can be stored on any of the filesystems you have configured in Laravel 5.

Feeling paranoid about backups? No problem! You can backup your application to multiple filesystems at once.

Once installed taking a backup of your files and databases is very easy. Just issue this artisan command:

php artisan backup:run

But we didn't stop there. The package also provides a backup monitor to check the health of your backups. You can be notified via several channels when a problem with one of your backups is found. To avoid using excessive disk space, the package can also clean up old backups.

Spatie is a web design agency in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.

Installation and usage

This package requires PHP 7 and Laravel 5.5 or higher. You'll find installation instructions and full documentation on

Using an older version of PHP / Laravel?

If you're not on PHP 7 or Laravel 5.5 just use version 3 or version 4 of this package.

Read the extensive documentation on version 3 and on version 4. We won't introduce new features to v3 and v4 anymore but we will still fix bugs.


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Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


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


You're free to use this package, but if it makes it to your production environment we highly appreciate you sending us a postcard from your hometown, mentioning which of our package(s) you are using.

Our address is: Spatie, Samberstraat 69D, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium.

We publish all received postcards on our company website.


Support us

Spatie is a web design agency based in Antwerp, Belgium. You'll find an overview of all our open source projects on our website.

Does your business depend on our contributions? Reach out and support us on Patreon. All pledges will be dedicated to allocating workforce on maintenance and new awesome stuff.


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.