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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Separate rotation for backups hosted in clouds

    When on Plesk server there is not much space, and on clouds (like Amazon S3), there is a lot - the separate rotation for backups would be useful: to set on Plesk to rotate frequently, and in the cloud - far more rarely.

    2 votes

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  5. 1 vote

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    Hi Pugmarks Techs,

    thank you for your feature suggestion. I assume you are using the Slack extension of Plesk and your suggestion is that Plesk shall add backup manager events  such as "backup completed without errors", "backup completed with some errors" and similar to the event handler list so that the Slack extension can react to them.

    We will consider this functionality in upcoming releases if it will be popular.

    Everyone, please continue voting for this feature if you consider it important.

  6. Add an option to Archive sites

    Would be great to be able to archive sites.

    1 - Create a backup of files and database in the default (cloud) backup storage.

    2 - Remove files and database from the hosting.

    3 - Change the site status to Archived but keep on the site list.

    4 - Allow to easily restore from the cloud backup when needed.

    1 vote

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  7. Log the action of the backup download by the administrator.

    There should be a log event for the backup download by the administrator user.

    1 vote

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  8. Sending a WOL magic packet before backup via FTP

    Hello !
    My Plesk scheduled backups are send by FTP to a computer that might be in sleeping mode. I would appreciate the possibility of sending a WOL magic packet before the transfer.

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  9. Multiple scheduled Backups

    It would be useful to have the ability to make scheduled backups in more than just one FTP server, so that you have multiple backups.

    For example, with the Strasbourg fire, I lost two VPSs and the server where I had backups of them.

    By having a backup on an additional server, I would have limited the damage.

    1 vote

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  10. Limit number of local backups when option 'Both server storage and FTP(S) storage' is used

    Add more customization to the Backup Manager > Schedule > Both server storage and FTP(S) storage, e.g.:
    Create a limited number of backups on server storage (option to indicate the number of the backup specifically for local storage), in order to save disk space

    1 vote

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  11. Generate Backup Hash to Verify on Download

    Its a good idea once a backup is generated to expose a hash of it, so if we download it to another media server we have a easy way to check if the backup transfer was successful.

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  12. Add a detailed status message for restoring specific domains via Backup Manager

    Restoring a backup in Tools & Settings > Backup Manager always results in a generic message:

    Restoration of the backup <timestamp> completed

    But this message remains the same both after restoring a full server backup or just some specific domains, which can be confusing.

    If only specific domains have been restored, please add a separate message listing these domains.

    1 vote

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  13. Allow resellers to use remote FTP backup, but prevent them from changing it's settings

    To let resellers use the ftp archive without letting them change the FTP remote settings could give Administrators more control over backups.

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  15. Limit rate of backup

    Full weekly backup for all domains create a huge I/O throughput on our SAN that stress too much our infrastructure until backup ends. It would great if we can tune data through a pipe like "pv" command do.

    I.e.
    This is an example of backup that stress the SAN:
    mysqldump -A -q --single-transaction=TRUE -u $MUSER -p$MPASS | gzip > $_file

    This instead is and example that do not stress the SAN:
    mysqldump -A -q --single-transaction=TRUE -u $MUSER -p$MPASS | gzip | pv -L 512k > $_file

    in the last command we set the maximum rate limit of 512k. Of course…

    1 vote

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  16. Create an extractor when restoring a partial backup that could only download what is needed from the external backup

    Create an extractor when restoring a partial backup that could only download what is needed from the external backup in order to save bandwidth and space on disk and time

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  17. Implement a disk space check for "plesk sbin pmm-ras" utility

    Exporting a backup via "pmm-ras" utility may bring down the server because it ran out of disk space during the procedure:

    plesk sbin pmm-ras --export-dump-as-file --dump-specification=backupinfo<timestamp>.xml --dump-file-specification=/root/backup.tar

    Please improve the "pmm-ras" utility to check for free disk space before starting the operation to avoid these scenarios

    1 vote

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  18. Update the subscription's backup options by the means of CLI

    It would be nice to have an option which allows to update the subscription's backup settings(exclude files/logs) via CLI.

    1 vote

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  19. Add some CPU/IO % limits for backups

    Add some CPU/IO % limits for backups to avoid consuming all resources from the server

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  20. Add incremental backups for Plesk extensions

    Currently, Plesk backup manager creates incremental parts only for the web and mail content. And Plesk extensions backup always contain full data even if there were no changes. It is required to add incremental backups for Plesk extensions

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