Backup plugin allows archiving and restoring your Jenkins (and Hudson) home directory.

Unfortunately, the current maintainer has no more time to work on this plugin, but there are still some important issues to fix.
If you want to take ownership of this plugin, just don't hesitate (please mention that on the mailing list).

This plugin requires that you manually start it to back up your data.

For automated periodic backups, check out the thinBackup plugin.


The Backup plugin adds a new Backup manager item in the Manage Jenkins page. This item allows (cf. screenshot below):

There are two other alternatives to this plugin:

  • The SCM Sync configuration plugin allows automatically tracking changes brought to the global configuration of Jenkins and to the jobs configuration into a configuration management system (Subversion, etc.).
  • The thinBackup plugin focuses on backuping Jenkins's global configuration and jobs configuration. It also offers a scheduling feature (if you think the efforts on this plugin and the Backup one should be merged, just notify us!).

So pick the one which fits your needs (smile)

Version history

Version 1.6.1 (08/04/2011)

Version 1.6 (12/10/2010)

Version 1.5 (07/01/2010)

Version 1.4.1 (02/21/2010)

Version 1.4 (02/11/2010)

Version 1.3

Version 1.2

Version 1.1

Version 1.0 (04/10/2009)