Restore Names – Backup Date vs Account name or URL

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  • This topic has 4 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 1 week, 2 days ago by Bryle Crodua.
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  • #1223652
    Pete Eby
    Participant

    The UI lists available backups only by “Backup Date” timestamp:
    “Sep 08, 2021 18:33”

    The actual filenames of course include the account name (but not url):
    “backup_2021-09-08-1833_mysite_e193a6cd948d-db.gz etc.

    If doing dev.mysite.com to prod.mysite.com migration you have to look in the log to verify the backup set is for the correct site, or map the timestamp to the desired filename in the backup source.

    If you put dev and prod in different remote stores that somewhat helps, but not really as the list of available backups will still just be timestamps (and you have to keep changing remote source and rescanning on dev and prod.)

    It seems quite easy to specify an incorrect backup to restore/migrate.

    Would it not be better for the UI to display the full filename? (Or even better the full url from the log?)

    It would also be helpful to add a metadata tag when creating a backup, which is visible in the list of available backups. Like: “blah tables only”

    Cheers,
    Pete

    #1223653
    Pete Eby
    Participant
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    #1223793
    Bryle Crodua
    Moderator

    Hi,

    The filename does not include the URL but the site name. The “mysite” should be the site name part.
    “backup_2021-09-08-1833_mysite_e193a6cd948d-db.gz etc.

    To view more information about the backup set, you can double click the date stamp area and a pop-up box should appear.

    Best Wishes,
    Bryle

    #1223958
    Pete Eby
    Participant

    Thanks for the tip on double clicking the backup set to get more info — even when the “view log” button is not available (for other site backups). That’s
    helpful.

    The ‘mysite’ in the filename appears to be the WP “Site title” name, rather than the cpanel account name. Unless you rename “Site Title” in dev and prod instances all backup set files names are the same. Is there another way to set the name — if invoked with WP cli, etc?

    Thank you,
    Pete

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by Pete Eby.
    #1226232
    Bryle Crodua
    Moderator

    Hi Pete,

    I’m afraid it is currently not possible to change it. It is the standard naming used by the plugin.

    Thanks,
    Bryle

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