The backups plugin

This plugin allows you to identify everything about your backup. Here is a list of items that can be recorded:

  • Tapes: type, capacity, date of service, storage place, brand, etc..
  • Games Media: N tapes to group associated with work 1
  • Work (definition of safeguarding): device (tape drive?), Software (backup?), NAS (backup servers?), Tapes and / or play media used to back up (pick list for each computer selected), association software, peripherals)
  • Historic opportunity to read a log file (text or XML), creating a history with a status for a job and a date, etc.. ;
  • Scripts: identifying locations of backup scripts and what operations they are used for, Etc..

The plugin allows you to create and use templates for:

  • Tapes
  • Procedures

The plugin allows multiple associations between the elements it offers. For example, it is possible to associate:

  • tapes to a set of supports;
  • procedures to a set of media or a tape;
  • NAS, tapes, games, media, elements saved scripts and historical work;
  • a document to a historic backup;
  • etc..

You can add items to lists of pre-existing selections, for example the type of backup (full, differential, incremental, etc..), The type of tape (SDLT, LTO, etc..), The elements saved on each computer, and so on.

Some are directly usable as GLPI (computers, documents for the history of backup, storage place for a tape, etc.)


After decompressing the archive into the plugin folder of GLPI log on as administrator:

Menu: Configuration / Plugins / Backup / Install

This will create the tables used by the plugin.

h2.Rights Management

Menu: Configuration / Plugins / Backup / Management rights profile

This step allows you to define user profiles that can use the plugin.


2 formats are available to display backup histories: log and xml. We must ensure that GLPI can access the directories where the backup software saves its logs (or xml files).

On linux, a chmod should be done on these directories so GLPI can access them.