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  1. R1Soft server backup manager

    R1 Soft SBM is a stable and effective way of backing up the full server, and per user / per domain accounts. It is long overdue for support in PLESK, in the same way (and for the same reasons) that other major control panels already implement it.

    19 votes
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  2. 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.

    17 votes
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  3. FTP - Auto-Create Folder

    When it comesto FTP Backup one can configure external FTP space and det a folder to be used.

    If that folder does not exist Plesk errors out this fact and the normal user is somehow lost.

    It would be a nice feature to have a checkbox to be checked that says "create folder structure if not existing".

    16 votes
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  4. Backup Manager: Add a "upload to ftp repository" function and button

    similar to the download button.
    Maybe restricted to configured ftp repository.

    15 votes
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  5. add xml api backup restore

    I want the backup restore feature to be added to the XML API

    14 votes
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  6. backup only database

    backup only database daily. not with all file..
    for me my DB only 200mb and site 5GO...

    11 votes
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  7. 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 …

    11 votes
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  8. restore progress state

    we need a progress view for restores like the backup progress view..

    11 votes
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  9. better backup priority settings to include nice and ionice

    Currently it seems the backup priority only takes CPU into account and not I/O

    I would prefer the backup low priority settings to be changed into specific values. For example

    CPU PRIORITY -> Select Box with options 1-19
    IO Class -> Select Box with options 1-3
    IO Priority-> Select Box with options 1-7

    1 means realtime and the higher the number the less important is the task.

    Then this can be converted into custom commands depending on the user needs like:

    nice -n{CPU PRIORITY} ionice -c{I/O CLASS} -n{I/O Priority} <backup task command>

    For example one could set like this

    nice…

    10 votes
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  10. Exclude mailboxes for a specific domain from a backup

    Hello,

    While creating backup via Plesk control panel it would be great to have ability exclude email accounts of particular domain name, not all email accounts at once.
    This is due to the fact that when the mail accounts are very large, it significantly increases the time to create a backup, and causes it's freezing as a result.

    Thanks.

    10 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.

    9 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…

    9 votes
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  13. Dropbox Backup Extension

    Can you please make an option in the Dropbox scheduled backup for weekly and monthly...?

    We want to turn off daily but keep weekly or monthly.

    This is also useful for bandwidth when you are being charged everyday to output xxGB out of the sever to Dropbox. (weekly may be ok since this Dropbox is not the primary backup solution but a secondary one for us and we don't need it to upload the xxGB backup daily...)

    Thank you

    8 votes
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  14. 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.

    8 votes
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  15. The ability to disable resume uploading during FTP backup creation

    According to https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007305893 , it is required to enable resume uploads on FTP server side, however, it would be nice to have the option to disable resume uploading from Plesk side in case if there is no access to FTP server

    7 votes
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  16. Backup via SSHFS

    We have huge amounts of Backup Data (currently around 450gb per file). The whole process using FTP takes around ~ 13 hours to complete. Trying to restore something is a big bottleneck for us. Restoring from FTP is ****, and we searched for alternatives.

    We decided to give SSHFS a try by mounting /var/lib/psa/dumps to the remote Server and disconfigured the FTP Settings. The result is annoying. The Backup now takes around 2,5 hours, the Plesk Backend is really fast now and local space is not consumed anymore!

    So i suggest you to give SSHFS a try. It is like…

    7 votes
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  17. 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.

    7 votes
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  18. Extended Backup Settings

    Right now Plesk backup system is very limited to be honest, it's missing some key features, one thing i would like is to be able to controle backups way more then now, and have multiple locations to backup to.

    1) Abillity to do multiple backups pr. day, option to controle what is backup at what time points, ex database backup at 6:00 12:00 18:00 and full backup 00:00.

    2) Abillity to have multiple backup locations, with our barebone setup we have multiple backup locations, 2xFTP and S3 backup, Plesk is missing the option for multiple backup locations.

    6 votes
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  19. Off site backup on the fly. Currently offsite backup needs half the disc to be empty to work

    Currently the Plesk backup routine to FTP off-site or Dropbox is clumsy in the it makes a tar file (not compressed as far as I can see) on the server BEFORE sending it to the remote storage server. So to back up 20gb you need at another 20gb free on the original server to be backed up. The programme should be able to tar compress send with a small cache on the fly. I cannot use the PLESK back-up as I am 60% full on the VPS

    6 votes
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  20. Allow choosing the weekday when the full backup will be taken

    For example, you cannot specify you want the full backup on Sunday.

    6 votes
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