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  1. Too dangerous and Too Close, move the remove database button, could accidently remove, when trying to export.

    move the remove database button to somewhere else, could accidently remove a database when trying to export.

    2 votes

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  2. Pcloud Backup Application

    Hello, is it possible to add Pcloud backup app to plesk like other services amazon cloud or dropbox.

    12 votes

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  3. Exclude domains from backup in UI

    Add an option to exclude domains / clients / resellers from a backup to the Plesk user interface.

    Currently, it is possible only via command line:
    http://docs.plesk.com/en-US/12.5/advanced-administration-guide-linux/backing-up-restoring-and-migrating-data/backing-up-data/specifying-data-for-backing-up.68839/

    109 votes

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  4. Add CLI operations to create/manage Scheduled Backup

    Add CLI operations to create/manage Scheduled Backup.

    So they do not need to be created using Plesk UI.

    47 votes

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

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

    8 votes

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  6. 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.

    5 votes

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  7. 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).

    7 votes

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  8. 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…

    10 votes

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  9. 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

    7 votes

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  10. 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

    11 votes

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  11. 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.

    16 votes

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  12. 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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  13. 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".

    18 votes

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  14. 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.

    14 votes

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  15. 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

    7 votes

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  16. 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.

    15 votes

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  17. Allow choosing the weekday when the full backup will be taken

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

    8 votes

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  18. Add Duplicati 2.0

    https://www.duplicati.com/download

    it can blow AES backups to amazon cloud..

    8 votes

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  19. add xml api backup restore

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

    17 votes

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  20. Have a status/progress bar when uploading restore files to a new installation.

    At the moment I have no idea how far along my upload is, or if the Plesk Control Panel has times out or just stuck.

    It would be really helpful to have a progress bar or remaining data outstanding to upload on the screen

    8 votes

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