How to configure backup reports

At the end of a backup job, you can configure Xen Orchestra to send backup reports directly by email, Slack or in Mattermost. It's up to you.

Email notifications


  1. On the "settings/plugins" view you have to activate and configure the "Backup-reports" plugin.

  2. Still in the plugins view, you also have to configure the "transport-email" plugin.

  3. Once it's done, you can now create your backup job. In the "report" selection you can choose the situation in wish you want to receive an email (always, never or failure).

    Note: You can also modify existing backup jobs and change the behaviour of the report system.

XMPP nofications

You can be notified via XMPP after the backup task is finished (scheduled "full backup", "snapshots" or "disaster recovery").

To configure it, 2 steps are needed in the plugin section (under "Settings"):

  1. add a list of recipient(s) for the notifications (in the plugin "backup-reports" and for XMPP)
  2. set the XMPP server

That's it: your next scheduled job will be recapped in a message:

Slack or Mattermost notifications

Xen Orchestra is able to send backup reports to Slack or Mattermost.

Plugin configuration

Like all other xo-server plugins, it can be configured directly via the web interface, see the plugin documentation.

Generate the Webhook


  1. Log in your Slack team account

  2. Click on the Main menu at the top and choose Apps & Integrations

Apps & Integrations

  1. Search Incoming WebHooks

Incoming WebHooks

  1. Click on Add Configuration

Add Configuration

  1. Choose the default channel and click on Add Incoming WebHooks integration

Add Incoming WebHooks integration

  1. Modify the default settings and click on Save Settings

Save Settings


You need to be an admin:

  • Go into the MatterMost menu, then Integration
  • Click on "Add Incoming webhook"
  • "Add Incoming Webhook"

Testing the plugin


Slack configuration



Mattermost configuration


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