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  1. Customer Only Backup Manager

    Clients can make and program backup tasks; while server backup manager and server-wide backups are disabled

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  2. An option to limit a number of full backups via CLI

    It'd be great to have an option to limit the number of full backups in directory via cli, for example:
    plesk bin pleskbackup ... -max_backups=2

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  3. Restore full cPanel backup to Plesk

    A customer of mine sent me a full backup from his old cPanel hosting and I cannot restore it to my Plesk. It would be nice to have such a feature.

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    This is a valid request, so we'll look into it. There is no ETA at the moment, but we would really appreciate you voting for this request so that we can accurately assess its popularity relative to other features.


    By the way, you can use migration procedure from cPanel to Plesk. It is supported: https://docs.plesk.com/en-US/obsidian/migration-guide/introduction.75496/         


    Thanks in advance!             


     -- IG

  4. 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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  5. 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.

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  6. Exclude yarn .cache folder from backup by default.

    The .cache folder takes up a lot of (unnecessary) backup space.

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  7. 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

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  8. Large database need --single-transaction --quick options to DB backup mysql

    We have a large database with InnoDB. Wen the backup runs it brings my site down for 9 min. need option to not bring our DB down.

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  9. 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.

    2 votes

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  14. 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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  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…

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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