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  1. Add XML API operations to manage Backup Password and Scheduled Backup

    Some useful functionalities of Backup in Web UI are not available in the XML API. Like configuring Password or Scheduled Backup. Those operations are at server level.

    I think it would be useful to add the 4 following operations :

    backup-manager / set-secure-backup-settings
    backup-manager / get-secure-backup-settings

    With attributes like :
    - use-password-protection : boolean
    - password : string

    backup-manager / set-schedule-settings
    backup-manager / get-schedule-settings

    With attributes like :
    - enable : boolean
    - period : 86400 | 604800 |2592000
    - hour : integer from 0 to 23
    - minute : 0 | 15 | 30 |45
    - use-incremental : boolean …

    18 votes
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  2. don't write in the backup repository during plesk updates

    I mounted a remote server via sshfs and set it as the plesk backup repository, so I can backup my domains through sftp (with a keyfile).

    But now, whenever I try to upgrade my plesk installation, plesk writes files to my backup repository (i.e. mysql backup before a mysql upgrade) and immediately tries to change the owner of the file, which fails because chown it is not supported on mounted directories.

    The best solution would be to provide the option to set a different path for automated backups.

    4 votes
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  3. resume ftp backup upload on fail

    when plesk got error to upload backup to ftp, add an option to retry uploading to ftp

    27 votes
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  4. Backup Manager: Multiple FTP Storages

    It would be very nice if it would be possible to define more than one FTP Storage in the backup manager for that we can backup all on two or more different FTP Backup servers.

    23 votes
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  5. Restore a single domain or mail account (transfer domain)

    Restore a single domain or mail account to the same or a other subscription (transfer domain)

    6 votes
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  6. add backup password protection to Backup Manager Backups (NO..it doesn't have it at the mo)

    This may also be a security issue.
    Currently there are no special protection of user content in the backup. Plesk protects only its sensitive data, web content archived without any encryption.

    If some gains ADMIN access to a wordpress/drupal/other web applications install parts of the Plesk container file system, cron jobs, etc will be compromised and would undoubtably increase exponentially the chances of the system to be exploited with virus, rootkits, malware “indirectly” affecting Plesk. (as an analogy no point to build a metal wall if the door is still glass)

    So, in other words ... if a wordpress installation…

    77 votes
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    Hello,
    Thanks for your input, we understand the importance. This Feature request is registered in our tracking system as PPM-344 and it will be included into future Plesk versions. There is no ETA at the moment, but we would really appreciate you voting for this request so that we can accurately assess its popularity relative to other features. Thanks in advance!

  7. Support incremental backup for mail content

    Nowadays, many users are using IMAP, maybe because is the default setting in many popular email clients (Mozilla Thunderbird, and I remember Mail on Windows 8.1 didn't support POP3 at all).

    Mail content usually grow but previously stored messages doesn't change often. In Maildir format, used by Plesk, qmail and Postfix, when an user got new mails, new files with unique name are added on disk, and only some files are changed (basically, only courier-imap and dovecot caches and indexes, perhaps easy to rebuild from scratch).

    So, please, support incremental backup for mail content too

    51 votes
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  8. Maybe a Loadscreen when you upload a backup just for that you know how long it needs

    A loadscreen for uploading a Backup just that you know how long it will need to Upload

    7 votes
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  9. Backup-Manager: Show planned backups schedule

    Short info in website specific backup manager, if there are scheduled backups planned, and if so then show the schedule. Additional a overview table in server wide backup manager with all schedule backups of each website, e.g.:
    domain | daily/weekly/monthly | weekday/date | time | next schedule date | option to edit

    At the moment you can set scheduled backups and just get a short message, that is is planned, but you can't find the info anywhere anymore. So if I don't remember, I maybe set another scheduled backup and I've no idea, if the first one is reset by…

    6 votes
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  10. Return backup file name features to 12.5

    I know that the backup feature was rewritten in 12.5, but it is very difficult to easily identify various server and individual site backups on a remote FTP drive now that all you see displayed in the UI is the date / time. The backup features of 12.0 that included adding a prefix to the file name and also being able to actually see the file name is sorely missed.

    19 votes
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  11. Zip file extraction progress window / modal could be shown in GUI.

    Kindly add a GUI progress notification for extraction of zip files.
    Thanks.

    13 votes
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  12. Make FTP Backup more robust

    Make FTP Backup more robust. I constantly get messages that either FTP Backup didn't work or that it made a full backup instead of a incremental.
    Also when i open the backup list, often the FTP backups aren't shown the first time... then i need to reload the page.

    It seems that there is a low timeout or something else that is wrong.
    The FTP goes to a 1 gig synchronous NAS in our office and i hear the disk spinning up for a few seconds (the disks go to sleep on inactivity).

    Maybe this spinup time breaks the backup…

    10 votes
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  13. Start the backup only if your server has the specified amount of free disk space (in megabytes) *

    why MB?
    why is the input field so small?
    why only 5 digits?

    we need GB!!! or?

    33 votes
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  14. Backup single account

    It would be great to have a single interface to manage backups of individual accounts (single-domain or single user).
    I would like to manage a single server backup ftp and let me choose which accounts to backup.

    Obviously the backup file must be "single" for each account and not a single file for the entire server. If you want to make the restore of a single account, I have to use a single backup file.

    Currently I have a script that through bash (or cygwin for windows) backs up the single account by bees and upload via ftp on external…

    32 votes
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  15. Multiply backups local rule + ftp rule

    option 2 set 2 or more backup rules.

    now its very time comsumming to download a backup from a FTP location if you want to restore 1 single subscription. My idea is to make 2 rules. So I can restore the backup of the previous day from local. And if I need an older backup I can download it from a FTP location.

    1) 14+ days backup retention backup to FTP backup
    2) 1 day backup retention on local server

    At this point I only can setup 1, local or FTP.

    9 votes
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  16. Service Plans: Backup Space

    Add to Service Plans Template if the backup use space of hosting or adicional space with limit.

    If set space hosting use the "System Configuration Setting" for calculating disk space usage

    30 votes
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  17. Backup Option in Service Plans

    A simple checkbox in a service plan to mark, if this service plan includes the scheduled backup. The scheduled backup should backup a domain if and only if the domain has a serviceplan with this flag checked.

    9 votes
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  19. mail after successful backup

    Currently you get after completing a backup, only one mail, if errors occur. For me it would be helpful to have the option to receive an e-mail even when successful backup.

    31 votes
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  20. Multiple backup rules or more options

    At this moment, you can set only 1 rule to make backups (daily, weekly, or monthly). My idea is to make multiple backup rules (ex. which daily backups should be deleted) or simply make more backup options.

    Ex:
    I want to make daily backup and delete every older than 2 days, except one day of the week and one day of the month.

    ex interface:
    Make [daily/weekly/monthly] backup and keep only:
    [n] daily backups (enabled only for daily backups)
    [n] weekly backups (enabled for daily and weekly backups)
    [n] monthly backups (enabled for daily, weekly and monthly backups)

    So, if…

    878 votes
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    44 comments  ·  Backup / Restore  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi all, Thanks for your input, really appreciate this! As you know, in Plesk Onyx 17.8 we made a significant improvement that allows you to use several cloud storages or even SFTP for remote backups. In Plesk Onyx 17.9 we will continue to improve Plesk Backup Manager in general and Flexible Backup Scheduler Manager in particular.

    Based on the initial description and comments I can highlight 3 scenarios in the scope of this request:

    #1. Keep Daily & Weekly & Monthly backups at the same time: (Example: 2 weeks of daily backups + weekly backups by each Monday)

    #2. Backup to different storages (like daily to FTP and monthly to Google Drive)

    #3. Multiple Storages of the same type (like 2 different FTP servers)

    ID in our Issue Tracker: PPM-1701
    -DL

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