Ability to import backups from computer disk rather than needing to SCP files
d19dotca last edited by girish
It'd be awesome if we could have the ability to select a file via Upload from Computer instead of having to SCP it and then use the path on local disk. This would be a much better UX, IMO. Please consider improving this.
Currently the "Download Backup" functionality seems a little half-baked (sorry), and while that part works well but there's no way to easily import the backup downloaded previously nor is there any detailed documentation on that process.
Use-case for why I needed to download the backup directly... I keep my backups on a weekly rotation, but recently I had to uninstall three apps to be restored likely next year. In that context I want to download the latest backup prior to uninstalling the app so that I can store it on my local computer or cloud storage provider for longer-term archival purposes. I did that thankfully easily, however that's when I noticed the import portion of the process is not very user friendly at all.
When the time comes to re-import the application in the future, I need a way to import the backup file easily. The current implementation requires that I SCP the files to the Cloudron server's disk first and then use the Import button on an app to reinstall the files/configuration by pointing to the Cloudron disk location for the backup file. It's not a super difficult process but is far from a good user experience. It'd be ideal if we could simply do a browse on Import to our local workstation's desktop for example to point to the tgz file and Cloudron then handles the rest of the steps from there automatically for the user.
(From the forum post I created earlier on how to import backups from a workstation/computer disk rather than the server's disk, I am creating this feature request as suggested to me by @girish.)
robi last edited by
Just ran into this again.. and can't find a place to put it on the local filesystem for it to actually restore.
Even if all permissions are fixed, file is not found, heh.
robi last edited by
since the filename is so long.. I missed it as it gets hidden by the width of the window and doesn't wrap.. the file not found message is because the import UI attaches
.tar.gzto any file name it doesn't recognize, even .tgz
Once the file was renamed or the extension removed, it worked.
@girish can you add that to the list of improvements in file handling during import?