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  1. add possibility to Backup mysql databases with --skip-lock-tables option.

    add the possibility to Backup mysql databases with --skip-lock-tables option.

    4 votes
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  2. Plesk should recognize the failure of backup at FTP Storage as an emailable error.

    In Scheduled Backup settings, you can tick; "if errors occur during the execution of this backup tasks send a notification email to...". However, if the backup is set up to go to FTP Storage and the FTP site can't be reached, the backup is done to the Server Storage and no error email is sent. This is a problem because if a few days of backups intended for FTP Storage fail and go to Server Storage, contracted server space could be exceeded causing Plesk to suspend / disable the site.

    Plesk should complete the backup to the Server Storage, but…

    1 vote
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  3. 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…

    11 votes
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  4. restore particular email from mail account

    Hello,

    We need function to restore a particular/specify email instead of restoring the whole emails from the mailbox.

    4 votes
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  5. add bzip2/xz compression support for backups

    Would be nice to have the option to choose other compression formats for backups, especially bzip2 or xz. To reduce compression time, parallel implementations can be used (pbzip2 and pxz). Additionally there should be an option to set compression level (1-9).

    4 votes
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  6. Exclude permission to create incremental backups from a customer management screen

    Add possibility to Plesk service plans to restrict the ability for a customer to create incremental backups so that a customer has a permission to create full backups only.

    2 votes
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  7. in case of backup: to add the domain name in the filename of the backup. That would be much easier to have a relation to the customer..

    in case of backup: to add the domain name in the filename of the backup. That would be much easier to have a relation to the customer..

    1 vote
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  8. Add possibility to restore password of FTP user at FTP backup repository

    Add to Plesk option to retrieve password for FTP user specified in Plesk > Tools & Settings > Backup manager > Remote storage settings > FTP. The use-case is when user forgot his password for FTP repository and wants to restore it from Plesk interface.

    1 vote
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  9. Restore Backup to alternative domain

    WHen restoring a Backup it would be beneficial if you could restore it to a different domain so as not to overwrite the existing domain.

    This is particularly useful as it allows you to access database / files to see what has changed since the backup was created to help identify issues/errors, but doesn't destroy the curent domain in the process.

    (our existing workaround at the moment is to manually backup the database and files - restore the backup - back this up manually and then recreate it in a new subdomain, then restore the first manual backup into the…

    1 vote
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  10. 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…

    8 votes
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  11. 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

    2 votes
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  12. Service Plans: add possibility to select several backup options.

    In Service Plans, under "Additional Services", add the possibility to select several backup options, such as:


    • Acronis Backup in case that Extension is active, just like for WP Toolkit and Let's Encrypt. If not selected, the service would not be accessible to the Customers having a Subscription with that Service Plan, while the content of these Subscriptions would still be backed up by Acronis.

    • The options to backup to clouds, such as Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon S3 in Plesk 17.8.

    This would help to better differentiate between different Service Plans on the same Plesk server.

    1 vote
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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. 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.

    7 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Trash folder in the server (please)

    When you eliminate some file or folder for mistake a folder of recycling does not exist to be able to restore it, only with the backup but not always it has been done

    81 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    4 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. Set day for full backup on incremental backup.

    Requesting the ability to set a day of a week, or day of the month that the full backup will be ran if using incremental backup.

    reason for request:
    for our setup, we have 15 plesk servers running all of one SAN. we find that on the day of the week the full backup is running, the IO / load on the SAN is much higher. it would be nice to be able to space out those servers by selecting days the full backups are preformed.

    5 votes
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