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  1. Include roundcube settings in backup

    it would be great when the content of roundcubemail, like contacts and identities can be included in the backup. It would make life easier in case of restoring a customer who uses only the webmail feature for mail.

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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. Enable additional Schedule Backup with or without Full Backup

    Enable additional Schedule Backup and provide an option to disable the obligation to make a Full Backup (letting user the option to create additional Incremental Backups, without messing things like repeated Full Backups). This already happends if the Admin and Client both setup Backups, it create multiple Full Backups which is not necessary since Admin Backups are create in behalf user.

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  4. Differential backups

    Please add differential backups.

    3 votes
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  5. Exclude mailing lists from incremental backups

    Exclude mailing lists from incremental backups

    3 votes
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  6. Know which Plesk login has created or restored backup in Plesk

    Include in Plesk a new feature to find out which Plesk login has created or restored a backup in Plesk. This could be done recording such logs in Plesk Action Log.

    3 votes
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  7. backup

    Please enter the percentage of database restore in progress ... it is very frustrating to restore without knowing either the time left or the totality of kbytes transferred and remaining, with progress a bar
    Thank you

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  8. possibility to backup single subdomains

    possibility to backup single subdomains

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  9. Download the folder where my page is

    Hello, I would like to be able to download the files to my documents to be able to modify the code etc.

    3 votes
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  10. Comments for FTP backups

    May it could be great for a next release of Plesk, that comments could be display in the backups list from the start! Correctly comments for backups on the remote FTP server can not be viewed.

    3 votes
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  11. Adding Event Handler for backup

    Hello ,

    Can you please add in:
    Home
    Tools & Settings
    Event Manager
    Adding Event Handler >>Event

    options for backup ? Like backup created , updated and etc ?

    Thanks

    3 votes
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  12. Backup Options

    I can see lots of backup function request and here is some background.
    Onyx backup is file base and applicable. However for client with snapshot backup - due to time to complete backup and backup sizes - snapshot will be used vs Onyx backup.

    However with snaps restoring databases is a paint and hence we will disable the value option of Onyx backup and use a custom task to daily backup the database in a rotation of x days -- so

    a) if you need to restore file we do from the snap
    b) if we need to restore db…

    3 votes
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  13. Change the extension order of Plesk multi-volume backups

    At the moment the extension order of Plesk multi-volume backups is the following:
    <DateFormateHHMMss.zip>
    <DateFormateHHMMss.zip1>
    <DateFormateHHMMss.zip2>

    This means that volumes .zip1, .zip2 can not be extracted after their downloading because they have an incorrect zip extension format.

    The idea to change the extension order of Plesk multi-volume backups to:
    <DateFormateHHMMss>.Zip
    <DateFormateHHMMss>1.Zip
    <DateFormateHHMMss>2.Zip

    That the multi-volume backups have the correct zip format and can be extracted.

    2 votes
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  14. Allow users to add (dynamic) prefix (e.g. date) to backup filename

    Applies to: I'm currently using a paid Dropbox account as an offsite backup, but this is relevant for all (offsite) backups.

    What happens: When running full server backups, Plesk currently creates a file called server.domain.tld.tar.

    The problem: When scheduling (daily/weekly/monthly) full server backups, the new backup file will have the exact same name as the previous backup file.

    The result: When selecting e.g. the 12 latest backups to be saved, Plesk backup manager will display these backups as individual entries, but in reality when using a service like Dropbox to create automated off-site backups, the next backup overwrites the previous…

    2 votes
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  15. Add Rsync as a backup method for remote storage

    Would love to see Rsync support added. SFTP is slow.

    2 votes
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  16. Encrypt backups before upload (for example to GDrive)

    There is no option to encrypt backups. I do not trust Google or any other cloud service. Yet I could use the (otherwise completely useless) storage to put my backups there.

    So please include a proper and secure encryption. Thanks!

    Edit:
    It could be as easy as running gpg as a last step before uploading:

    Encrypting (simple tar example):
    tar -czf - [FOLDERS] | gpg -c --batch --passphrase [PASSWORD] -o backup.tgz.gpg

    Decrypting:
    gpg -d --batch --passphrase [PASSWORD] backup.tgz.gpg | tar -xzf -

    2 votes
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  17. Remove Local Backups Automatically after a Restoration

    When you want to Restore a Backup from FTP, first this backup it's downloaded to the Local Plesk Server and then the restoration starts.

    At the end of the restoration process, the Local Backup it's still there, maybe it's better to save this space deleting this Local Backup and maintain only the FTP backup which was downloaded.

    2 votes
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  18. Add ability to check backup duration and when the task has been completed

    Backup task may increase server load. In order to balance it, it is required understand how long task has been running.
    Currently it is possible to check only from log files, which is not very convenient. Please, add ability to simply check this info in Plesk UI.

    2 votes
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  19. Add ability to obtain information about Backup Settings via CLI.

    Please, add a feature to be able to check Backup manager settings (including Scheduled backup settings), server-wide and for the particular domain via CLI. It would be very convenient for server administration to get information about backup settings in one place: for example, if there are multiple domains with different settings.

    2 votes
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  20. Allow to exclude patterns from full backups granualy for costumers and resellers

    Allow excluding patterns from full backups with more control.
    For example, exclude pattern A only from Reseller Accounts and pattern B only from Costumers, etc.

    2 votes
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