Updated Automated Backups: For Container/Core

Based on Updated Automated Backups

This Blueprint works exactly the asme as Updated Automated Backups, but supports the backup.create service that will be added in 2022.5 for Container and Core users.

Open your Home Assistant instance and show the blueprint import dialog with a specific blueprint pre-filled.

  name: Automated Daily Snapshot for Container/Core
  description: Create a snapshot backup at a given time every day.
  domain: automation
      name: Snapshot creation time
      description: The snapshot will be created at this time, every day
      name: Send notification
      description: Sends a notification to a device if enabled
      default: false
      name: Device to notify
      description: Device needs to run the official Home Assistant app to receive notifications
          integration: mobile_app
      default: ""
    min_version: "2022.5.0"

mode: single
max_exceeded: silent

  send_notification: !input send_notification
  notify_device: !input notify_device
  notification_title: Automated Daily Backup
  notification_message: "Home Assistant full backup created. {{ now().strftime('%F') }}"

  - platform: time
    at: !input trigger_time

  - service: backup.create
  - if: "{{ send_notification }}"
      - device_id: !input notify_device 
        domain: mobile_app
        type: notify
        title: "{{ notification_title }}"
        message: "{{ notification_message }}"

Edit: Now uses new if statements from 2022.5
Edit: Added a minimum version.

1 Like

Since it is already 2022.5 depending, you could use an if statement instead of the choose :wink:


I hadn’t looked at the change logs yet! Nice addition.
It’s a lot better suited for this.
I’ll change it over :+1:

I also suggest this to make sure you don’t get complaints that it doesn’t work…

Good call, all done.

1 Like

I am having issues with this script. When I have tried to run it I got message:

" The automation “Daily Backup” (automation.daily_backup ) has an action that calls an unknown service: backup.create ."

I suppose that I have not enabled sth but I am not sure what to do.

I have managed to get it running using HASSIO.BACKUP_FULL instead of backup.create. Now I am not sure if there are changes in the HA or I am running a different version.

Hi there,

The backup create command is slightly different between HA OS and users of Core/Container.

You don’t need to change anything else, the blueprint will work exactly the same.

The original blueprint linked at the top of the page as was written for HA OS users and is exactly the same other than the service it calls.