Backup plugin with Dropbox chunkloader

Discussion in 'Archived: Plugin Requests' started by deimos161, Aug 17, 2013.

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    deimos161

    Hi there,

    So far the only plugin I have found that backsup my server and uploads to Dropbox is Minebackup. However that seems to have gone inactive and would not upload files larger than 150mb due to Dropbox settings.


    Plugin category:
    Server Administration.

    Suggested name:
    UltimateBackup
    :D

    What I would like:
    I am requesting a plugin that will backup my server, compress it and upload it to Dropbox through the new chunk upload API Dropbox has released.
    There are a few people requesting this feature

    Ideas for commands:
    /UB now (This would trigger all backup, compress and upload processes)
    /UB pause (This would pause all processes active)
    /UB status (This would display the scheduled time and interval for each action in the queue)

    Ideas for permissions:
    Only admins would need permissions. Im not sure on what the permissions would be

    When I'd like it by: ASAP

    I would attempt to make it myself but I do not know JAVA :p

    Dropbox API - https://www.dropbox.com/developers/core/docs#chunked-upload
    If anyone could help that would be greatly appreciated.

    EDIT - To fit the appropriate format :D

    Bump

    If anyone could help that would be great

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
     
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    deimos161

    Bump.

    Please, can someone help me with this, or point me in the direction of a tut on how to make a backup plugin.
     
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    Samthelord1

    Might take a look at the dropbox api and see wht I can do :)
     
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    deimos161

    Thank you very much :D
     
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    deimos161

    Samthelord1 Hey Dude, do you think you will be able to do this?
     
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    Samthelord1

    deimos161 I started working with the Dropbx API today, so far I have set up the auth key and am working on the chunked uploader, it's difficult using something with a hour or so of practise, and I think I'm best off uploading the WHOLE worlds folder, but when would you want it to save? Every few hours or only on command?
     
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    deimos161

    Samthelord1 If you have a look at minebackup it saves and compresses the world files and plugin files at set intervals and then will upload them at a certain time.
    So at the moment I have it compress every hour I think and then it will upload at 3am everyday.

    Do you think you could do something like that?
    I do agree whole world files are best.

    or even if it will save - compress - upload like that

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    deimos161

    Samthelord1 Hey dude, just wondering how you are going with this?
     
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    AndyMcB1

    You can use an external program to FTP into your acc and get your minecraft world and upload to dropbox?
     
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    deimos161

    I only have very limited bandwidth at the moment (less than 10GB per month) until my ISPs sort there crap out.
    So for me downloading my worldfiles every couple of hours and then uploading them to Dropbox is going to chew up my internet. Which is not good when I'm doing at college and use the internet every single day for school.

    I need to have a plugin that will save my worlds and then upload them to dropbox like minebackup did.
     
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    timtower Moderator Moderator

    As far as I know, this will still use your internet or am I being stupid here, the only change between you and dropbox is the location
     
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    deimos161

    timtower The server is not located on my machine, It is externally hosted. So if the plugin is doing all the work, then the server its self would be uploading the files and using my servers bandwidth rather than mine :D
    Not being stupid, just a misunderstanding :p
     
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    timtower Moderator Moderator

    Oww... You have the limited band with, not the server... Now I get it ;)
     
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    deimos161

    Bump, Is anyone able to do this?
     
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    timtower Moderator Moderator

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    Samthelord1

    timtower deimos161 I'm extremely busy atm, (if u notice from my lack of posts on here) and I wont be able to do this. Sorry, you should go to the dropbox forums and get somethings, then present them to someone here.
     
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    deimos161

    Samthelord1 Such a shame. Thanks for the help you have done.

    If anyone else is willing to take this on board that would be fantastic. I really need something like this.
     
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    deimos161

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    TheEyeMonster

    Why do you wanna have the backup at dropbox? Why not just a folder inside your server?
     
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    1823alex

    I might want a plugin similar to this actually now that I see this... and TheEyeMonster he probably wants it to upload to DropBox so he can download it on his machine and in case the host's drives fail or the host 'accidentally' formats his drive while installing a new one or something goes wrong at the host, then he still has what he needs.
     
  21. deimos161
    I might do this :) I can't promise anything though.
     
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    deimos161

    TheEyeMonster Because that way I can use my dropbox which has 100+GB rather than my files sitting on my server.
    The Gaming Grunts If you could that would be fantastic :D
    1823alex You are spot on buddy :D
     
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    1823alex

    I really like this idea deimos161 I might have to use for my server if there is a public download
     
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    deimos161

    Sure, this should be a public plugin. It would take so much stress of servers and proved a safe solution to world saves.
     
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    1823alex

    Is anyone coding this plugin? I really wanna use it myself It's such a good idea.
     
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    I'm looking into it. I will start if my coding partner wants to help, as he is an experienced java programmer. Without him, I wouldn't be able to do this. I'll let you know if I can do this for you or not :)
     
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    Shevchik

    I'm working on it.
     
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    deimos161

    great news guys. I am so very thankful :D Shevchik The Gaming Grunts
    1823alex I know right, Its a wonder that know one has thought of it before. If I knew how to code, I would have made it myself :p
     
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    1823alex

    Is this done yet? I LOVE the plugin idea. and wanna use it myself :3
     
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