Freek Van der Herten today announced the v3 release of the Spatie Backup manager. This release adds a whole host of new features including email/slack notifications, Artisan health checks, and more.
Here is a screenshot of the health check in action:
Freek says this package work with PHP 5 because of how important backups are for everyone. Over time, this will be phased out into a PHP 7 only package.
Check out his announcement post for all the details.