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  1. 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.

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  2. Backup retention period options

    It'll be useful to have the ability to configure the retention period of the backup. Right now it's only possible to set the "Maximum number of full backup files to store (including both scheduled and manual backups)".

    While it'll be useful to set something like "Keep backup for "x" weeks", to have more flexibility, when it gets to the backup storage.

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  3. 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…

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  4. Separate folder for backups

    Make it possible, to specify a separate path on reseller/customer basis, reasoning being that if there are physical hard drives dedicated to the customer they can not include the backups on it.

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  5. 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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  6. Backup restoration - all databases of a subscription affected

    Hello,

    Would be a good UX/UI improvement to get informed that ALL databases of all domains under the subscription would be restored in case the subscription restored from the backup. (all configuration and content)

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  7. Possibility to change Plesk backup file names

    It would be great if backup names included the Server Name in the backup file name, so instead of the file name being: backup21092403142109300314.tar it is identifiable as: backupexampleserver21092403142109300314.tar.

    For ie: an INI variable that can be set or some other option to change this behaviour

    The reason for this change is that long term storage and search tools only allow file archival retrieval by searching for a file name part or a date range. So restoring a backup for a specific server becomes very challenging when the backup files for all the servers…

    3 votes

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  8. 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

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  9. 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.

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  10. Ability to configure cloud storage extensions via CLI/API

    It is required to have ability to configure cloud backup configuration (set users, specify type and locations) via CLI/API to automate and speed up process. For example, Amazon S3 extension

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  11. Clear failed backup/restore notifications at once in UI

    There are so many notifications in backup manager regarding failed backups and clearing them 'close this message' is so slow. It would be nice to have a way to clear them all at once

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Exclude lscache folders from backups [LiteSpeed Extension]

    If plesk is running with LiteSpeed extension all subscriptions containing a lscache folder which can't be included in backup due to executable permissions. This folder should be excluded from all backups globally (Server Backup & Subscription Backups)

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  15. Option to add specific files or directories to add backup

    The current backup tool has a great option to exclude specific files from backup. Thats a great feature to have. My suggestion would be have a similar option in which an administrator can specify files or directories to include backups.

    Use case:
    As a server administrator I use custom settings for certain services like Roundcube, Postfix, Dovecot and SpamAssasin. I like to add the custom configuration files from these services to my backup in case of a sever recovery or server migration.

    No need for Plesk to also restore those files. I'll do that manually. Just an option include specify…

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  16. Disaster Recovery Plesk _ Speed Up Backup Restoration procedure with possibility to open multiple process pleskrestore running

    Allow the pleskrestore command to be run under different example accounts

    pleskrestore --restore domains1.tar -level clients [<option_N> [<param>]]
    pleskrestore --restore domains2.tar -level clients [<option_N> [<param>]]
    pleskrestore --restore domains3.tar -level clients [<option_N> [<param>]]

    in order to obtain more simultaneous processes for the restore and therefore speeding up the recovery procedure of an entire server through plesk backups, in case of emergency.

    It is very important to allow you to run multiple simultaneous processes, also because today's CPUs and disks are very powerful and performing, if in case of emergency recovery, 8 restore commands are launched, the recovery process is speeded up…

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  17. Add possibility to restore all databases in Backup manager at once

    It is required to restore all databases for all subscriptions at once. Backup manager allows to restore only databases for particular subscription. If there are more than 30 subscriptions it is very time consuming to do it manually.

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  18. Add ability to restore website content and website database at once

    Please add the possibility to restore only Website Files and website database at once in Plesk > Tools & Settings > Backup Manager > backupname > Type of object to restore

    For example the name of this option can be as "Site Files and related databases"

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  19. Extend pleskbackup utility functionality so it is possible to remove old backups via CLI

    Add an ability to delete backups via CLI using the pleskbackup utility

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  20. Restore Backup to alternative domain

    When restoring a Backup of the domain it would be beneficial if you could restore it to a different domain.
    There sometimes is the case that data has to be extracted from an old backup, but the current domain state can't be overwritten.

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