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A Laravel Nova tool to backup your application

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This Nova tool lets you:

  • list all backups
  • create a new backup
  • download a backup
  • delete a backup

Behind the scenes spatie/laravel-backup is used.

screenshot of the backup tool

You can see the tool in action in this video on YouTube.

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Make sure you meet the requirements for installing spatie/laravel-backup.


First you must install spatie/laravel-backup into your Laravel app. The installation instructions are here. When successfull running php artisan backup:run on the terminal should create a backup and php artisan backup:list should return a list with an overview of all backup disks.

You can install the nova tool in to a Laravel app that uses Nova via composer:

composer require spatie/nova-backup-tool

Next up, you must register the tool with Nova. This is typically done in the tools method of the NovaServiceProvider.

// in app/Providers/NovaServiceProvider.php

// ...

public function tools()
    return [
        // ...
        new \Spatie\BackupTool\BackupTool(),

Finally you should setup a queue. This tool doesn't care what kind of queue as long as you don't use the sync driver.


You can optionally publish the config file with:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\BackupTool\BackupToolServiceProvider" --tag="config"

This is the contents of the published config file:


return [
     * Enable or disable backup tool polling.
    'polling' => true,

     * Interval seconds between polling requests.
    'polling_interval' => 1,


Click on the "Backups" menu item in your Nova app to see the backup tool.


composer test


Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you've found a bug regarding security please mail instead of using the issue tracker.


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