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  1. Add a way to automatically restart scheduled backups in case they fail

    In case a scheduled backup fails, users have to wait until the next execution date. Please add a customizable timeframe for restarting a scheduled backup ahead of time in case the current execution has failed

    2 votes

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  2. Database views should be saved and restored correctly

    Backup and restore does not work correctly when database contain views.

    This should be fixed.

    1 vote

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  3. Add Storage Location to DB Copy Functionality

    Currently the db copy functionality only allows for a default location that is where the db server is located. I would ask that you provide the ability to add a second predetermined location that is just a storage location and not associated with the db server. This allows us to keep the db server storage clean.

    1 vote

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  4. Manual Lock for Preservation of Specific Backups in Plesk Backup Manager

    Introduce a functionality in Plesk Backup Manager that allows users to manually 'lock' specific backups, preventing their automatic deletion during the backup rotation process. This feature would enable administrators to preserve critical backups indefinitely, without the need to move files externally or re-upload them, thereby ensuring essential backups remain accessible and protected within the Plesk ecosystem.

    3 votes

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  5. Add ability to Backup from the Subscriptions view

    Add ability to Backup select subscriptions in subscriptions view. Basically instead of doing a full server Backup, I'd like to select a number of subscriptions via the checkbox and then click Backup to create a Backup of only those Subscriptions. This will allow me to archive a number of subscriptions so I can delete them.

    1 vote

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  6. S3 Storage with enabled Object Lock

    AWS S3 Storage offers the Object Lock feature, which ensures that a file cannot be deleted within a certain time frame. This is ideal for protecting your Plesk backups from accidental manipulation or attackers.

    However, to use this feature, the PUT request must include the checksum of the uploaded backup file. If this header is omitted, the following error message appears:

    Transport error: Extension transport: ext://s3-backup/server/: Content-MD5 OR x-amz-checksum- HTTP header is required for Put Part requests with Object Lock parameters

    Adding one of the headers described at https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/userguide/checking-object-integrity.html would solve this problem.

    2 votes

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  7. exclude large files from backup

    Some customers store large videos for their website,
    some of them just zip an entire website for manual backup or download, and keep it in the server storage.
    some have wordpress backup plugins that will generate >500Mb files with weird extension.
    others just can't understand that a PNG file >50Mb is not good for your website.

    for the backup/restore functionality,
    I Suggest adding the ability to exclude large files.
    or even combine large files for specific extension (allow to backup any size of MPG, but exclude ZIP files >20Mb)

    currently, it is possible to exclude by extensions, but PNG and…

    3 votes

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    Thank you for your idea! 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. 

    A workaround for some cases could be to place large files in separate directories and then to exclude these directories from the backup. Nevertheless we get the idea of this request to filter them from all directories by size.,

    -- PD

  8. Define maximum number of saved backups in Service Plan

    As an administrator you currently can define the maximum number of full backups to store. This maximum number applies to all backups, stored locally or remote.

    This is a feature request for:a) defining a separate maximum for locally stored backups and a separate maximum for remotely stored backups. b) as well defining those maximum numbers in service plans.

    The option to define the maximum number of stored backups in a service plan would allow administrators to fulfill backup needs on a per customer basis. And even sell additional backups to customers who might have a need for much longer backup retention.

    Defining a separate maximum value for local and…

    1 vote

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  9. Ability to set a Subscription or Domain Backup Default

    I'd love the ability to set a subscription such that a Scheduled Backup configuration is enabled by default? E.g. "backup all files, daily, store 1 day"?

    Often times I realized after the fact that a domain backup was not turned on. The "scheduled backup list" extension is nice, but I'm looking more for a default option.

    2 votes

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  10. Backup installer for Shared hosting or on local machine

    Option for create WP Backup that can easy install on other Servers without Plesk or on local Desktop. Creation for zip file and installer.php like Duplicator Pro
    that supports Multisite Backups

    1 vote

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  11. Support for MEGA backup

    The MEGA software development kit is here https://mega.io/developers

    3 votes

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    Thank you for your idea! We will consider this functionality in upcoming releases if it will be popular. However, the normal procedure for integration of third-party platforms with Plesk are extensions. These should be developed by the vendors who want to integrate their product with Plesk. Many other storage platforms already have developed extensions for Plesk, so Mega could do the same using the free API toolkit: https://docs.plesk.com/en-US/obsidian/extensions-guide/plesk-extensions-basics/how-to-create-and-install-extensions.76094/

    -- PD

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

    3 votes

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  14. Include Plesk backup download in Action Log

    Currently, when downloading a Plesk backup via Plesk, this action is not tracked by Plesk Action log.
    Suggestion: make Action Log track backup downloads

    2 votes

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  15. Customer Only Backup Manager

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

    2 votes

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  16. 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.

    2 votes

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  17. 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

    2 votes

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  18. 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

    2 votes

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  19. 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.

    6 votes

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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.

    Thanks in advance!

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    IG


    I have merged the request by creoline into this existing one. Actually, adding a parameter like --single-transaction requires careful consideration of many side effects that this can have. It is explained well in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41683158/mysqldump-single-transaction-option and comments. But like IG I also think it is a valid request.


    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.

    --

    PD

  20. 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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