The latest from BackupSheep

Check this page for updates on new features and other product changes.
New Improved
18 days ago

Infrastructure Enhancements

To offer a more consistent user experience and to support upcoming enhancements, all backups will run from our Europe (Germany) region from August 1st, 2022.

If your backups are configured in our Asia (Singapore), Oceania (Sydney) or North America (Canada) region then please switch to one of our endpoints in  Europe (Germany) before August 1st, 2022.

You can easily change the endpoint on the integration settings page. You don't need to delete any nodes or integration.
Change Endpoint


If you are using a firewall or need to add our IP to the access list then you can find BackupSheep IPs here https://support.backupsheep.com/en/articles/5252253-backupsheep-ips
 
We offered multi-region support since 2018. However, the configuration of server hardware & bandwidth is different in every region. This makes our development process slow and user experience inconsistent across different regions.

We have recently deployed our storage cluster in Germany with our hosting partner Hetzner and we are working on adding more resources to support the development of new enhancements. 

If you have any questions then please use our live chat or contact us at support@backupsheep.com
New Improved
19 days ago

New Storage Cluster - Storage Buckets

Our new storage cluster is live and being used for new backups. This object storage is S3 compatible and based on Ceph(https://ceph.io/en/). We are working on moving existing backups in the next 1-2 days.

This storage system will allow help us with the following features in the next few days.
  • Allow access to storage buckets using any tool which supports S3.  
  • Push backups to BackupSheep storage buckets. 
  • Create new buckets from the dashboard and assign storage buckets to nodes.
This storage cluster is hosted in Falkenstein, Germany with hosting partner Hetzner. It's configured in a way(Erasure Code Pools with 4-2 profile) that cluster can continue operating with the loss of multiple drives or servers.

Read more about Erasure Code Pools here https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_ceph_storage/4/html/storage_strategies_guide/erasure_code_pools

New Improved
about 1 month ago

WordPress Plugin v1.3

We want to thank you for all the amazing feedback from our users who are using our WordPress plugin. We have made several enhancements and added a few new features as well.

Download WordPress plugin: https://backupsheep.com/download/plugins/wordpress/backupsheep.zip

Enhancements:
  • You can select what to include in WordPress Node backup. Options are Full (Database + Files), Only Database or Only Files
  • Clear backup history in WordPress so you don't see a list of backups which were deleted. 
  • Added dynamic timestamp in URL to avoid cache. However, this may not work everywhere so please see the important notes below.

Important Notes:
  • If Cloudflare or Stackpath or any WordPress firewall plugin then add our endpoint IPs so requests from BackupSheep are not blocked as bots.
  • If you are using Cloudflare or Stackpath or any WordPress caching plugin then exclude /?rest_route=/backupsheep/updraftplus from any caching. 

You can choose what's included in backup on the node modify page of the WordPress node.


Multi-Factor Authentication

You can add multiple SMS multi-factor authentication to your BackupSheep account. Please use the following guide 

https://support.backupsheep.com/en/articles/6344817-multi-factor-authentication

Smart Storage Selection

If you choose your storage account for the website, database or WordPress backup and for some reason BackupSheep is unable to upload files to your storage then BackupSheep will automatically upload files to Free Storage included in your plan.

Your original storage selection will remain in place for future backups. Before starting backups BackupSheep will validate if storage is properly working to be used for backup. 

Smart storage selection will work for both on-demand and scheduled backups.
 

Storage Validation

Now you can validate your storage integrations using Validate button on the storage integrations page and also when you select storage locations for your backups. 

WordPress Plugin v1.2

We have updated the WordPress plugin to v1.2 and now you can setup WordPress Key in your BackupSheep plugin page on your WordPress website.

It's highly recommended that you update your plugin and setup WordPress Key. Steps can be found here https://support.backupsheep.com/en/articles/6297220-how-to-backup-wordpress#h_e3296ae967

Modify your existing integration to see your WordPress Key

WordPress Backup Plugin

You can connect your WordPress websites with BackupSheep using the plugin. The integration setup process is very simple and you can run on-demand backups and schedule backups right from the BackupSheep dashboard.

You can learn more here https://support.backupsheep.com/en/articles/6297220-how-to-backup-wordpress

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Updated Account Menu

The account menu has been updated to show your plan details and the ability to switch to a different account if other accounts have shared access with you.

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Team Access

Now you can share access to your account with your team members. You share access with as many team members as you like.

The team member you are inviting must create a BackupSheep account first.

The team member will get full access to your account.

In the coming days, we will make enhancements so that you can assign specific permissions and node access to team groups. 
 
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Logs Module

The logs module is now available. You can get an insight into your integration, nodes and backups.

Logs will show any error messages during a backup run. You can filter logs based on the node, backup and integration. We have added logs buttons and there's a dedicated logs page which shows everything.

We will make enhancements to the logs module in the coming days.

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Slack & Telegram Notifications

You can link different Slack and Telegram channels in your BackupSheep account. Notifications will be sent to all connected channels. Soon you will be able to set specific channels for nodes.

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New Improved Fixed
5 months ago

Backend & APIs

Storage
  • Fixed error when connecting new Google Drive account with BackupSheep.
  • New! Now you can connect Exoscale Object storage accounts for website and database backups.
  • New! Linode Object storage integration accounts for website and database backups.
  • New! BackBlaze B2 Object storage integration accounts for website and database backups.
Default Storage
  • Now you also have three location options for default storage provided by BackupSheep. Decentralized, Europe and North America. 

Interface UI/UX

Integration List Page
  • Create new integration by coping with existing integration using the new copy button.
  • The delete button will immediately delete integration if it's not attached to any node.
  • New Use SSL/TLS? Option added for MySQL databases that support SSL/TLS.

Interface UI/UX

Node Detail Page
  • The Integration link is visible on the page
  • Integration validation can be performed from the node page
  • Added node validation check on node page load
  • Size/Storage usage stats are available on the node page
  • New crontab syntax shortcuts on schedule add/update popup
  • BackupSheep storage is moved to the top when selecting storage in the schedule
  • New copy name button to copy the name of the backup to the clipboard
  • The schedule column is added to the node backups table
Integration List Page
  • Now you can use DigitalOcean personal tokens to configure your DigitalOcean integration and choose the BackupSheep region. 
  • New validate button to quickly check if integration is working correctly.

Backend & APIs

Database:
  • When you add or update database integration, API will automatically identify the database version and type for you. It will override your selection. 

Backups:
  • Backup names are now readable. The following naming scheme is used bs-{node_name}-{schedule_name}-n{node_id}-b{backup_id}
  • Backup names are limited to 64 characters only. 
  • Both integration and node validation must pass before backup can initiate.