[SolidMean] ForumBackup SFTP Transfer

[SolidMean] ForumBackup SFTP Transfer 1.1.0

No permission to buy ($5.00)
Compatible XF 1.x versions
1.3, 1.4, 1.5
Additional requirements
SolidMean ForumBackup version 1.1.4 or higher (see link below)
Visible branding
- This add-on requires the [SolidMean] ForumBackup add-on, version 1.2.0 or higher.
- This add-on will not be functional and will not run if the PHPSSH2 extension is not installed. See this thread.

This addon is an extension to the ForumBackup add-on located on XenForo.com. It allows database and file system backup files to be transferred via SFTP to another host.

Once this addon is installed, a new set of options will appear in the ForumBackup options. These options allow you to set an SFTP hostname, port, userid, and password to connect to a remote server that supports SFTP transfers. Other options include the remote directory of where the backup files should be saved on the remote server, whether to remove the local version of the backup file, and which permissions the files should be set to.

This addon adds no branding, has no encryption, and no "call home" features. That being said, this add-on makes no guarantees or claims about its usefulness. This is a perpetual license to use on your site indefinitely.

If you have made a donation to the ForumBackup add-on in the past, then you can receive this add-on at no cost. Contact me for information.

NOTE: This addon requires the PHPSSH2 extension to be installed and loaded on your server. The addon will not work, and not allow you to set a remote host name if this extension is not found. See this thread to find out if your server supports this extension. PLEASE verify that this extension exists on your site before purchase.

More info on PHPSSH2:
PHP: Installing/Configuring - Manual

If you get errors with this add-on, turn on the ForumBackup addon's debug mode, and execute the backup manually to see if there are errors generated in it. Most errors will have to do with permission issues or the remote directory not being correctly set.

- This addon will not work on Windows servers.
- This addon will not allow you to restore from a backup.
- This addon does not provide a user interface to download backups.
- This addon does not remove old versions of backups from remote files.

Read this thread on how to download your license after purchase:
Faq : Downloading Products

- Upload contents of Upload folder to root directory, overwriting any existing files. These files will be saved to your xfroot/library/SolidMean/ForumBackup/ directory.
- Install XML\addon-ForumBackup_SFTP.xml file.
- To set options go to: Admin > Options > ForumBackup, and find the "SFTP Options" tab.

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  1. 9/20/2016 - Replaced transfer functions, small bug fix.

    Replaced the scp_send function with the sftp streaming function for better results with...
  2. 12/27/2015: Version 1.0.10 (REQUIRES ForumBackup 1.2.00 or higher)

    - Added options to indicate how many copies of the database and code backups to keep on the...

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Addon that every forum must have. Excellent support from creator, as it should be in ideal virtual world. Thanks Dave for creting this.