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  1. Partial backup removal

    It would be useful to be able to remove from a server-wide backup only particular domain's data (such as mailbox accounts) as it will help to manage server's disk space in a more efficient way and store only needed data

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  2. Differential backups

    Please add differential backups.

    3 votes
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  3. Do not store backups restored from a remote backup location(FTP,SFTP)

    Currently, restored backups, which have been downloaded from a remote storage, are being stored locally and appear in the backups list and become part of a backup process.
    Expected behavior:
    Download, restore & delete downloaded backup files. Remove from the backup list.

    1 vote
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  4. Allowing the clients restoring the backups on the remote server via FTPS

    Add to Plesk functionality to allow the clients to restore the backups on the remote server via FTPS.
    The administrator can create backups and clients can restore their own parts of backups. As how it is done with common backups on local storage

    1 vote
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  5. Add Samba (smbd) to Backup Types

    If you do not want to use FTP or SFTP you can also use Samba

    1 vote
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  6. Exclude mailing lists from incremental backups

    Exclude mailing lists from incremental backups

    3 votes
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  7. Serverwide scheduled backups -> UI to select what is contained

    I'd really like to have a UI to select what is contained in a serverwide scheduled backup.
    We have a couple of domains where people dump photos and videos for further processing, amounting to 100s of GBs, and we don't need backups of those.
    The UI you got for the restore dialog would be just fine.
    I think it makes more sense to select what is contained, than what to exclude.

    1 vote
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  8. Ability to manage SFTP backup extension via CLI

    It is required to create/restore SFTP backups via CLI to automate the process

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  9. Improvement in Backup Manager

    The Backup Manager should be able to show the backups of all domains below the admin, including resellers.

    1 vote
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  10. Add Rsync as a backup method for remote storage

    Would love to see Rsync support added. SFTP is slow.

    2 votes
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  11. Encrypt backups before upload (for example to GDrive)

    There is no option to encrypt backups. I do not trust Google or any other cloud service. Yet I could use the (otherwise completely useless) storage to put my backups there.

    So please include a proper and secure encryption. Thanks!

    Edit:
    It could be as easy as running gpg as a last step before uploading:

    Encrypting (simple tar example):
    tar -czf - [FOLDERS] | gpg -c --batch --passphrase [PASSWORD] -o backup.tgz.gpg

    Decrypting:
    gpg -d --batch --passphrase [PASSWORD] backup.tgz.gpg | tar -xzf -

    2 votes
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  12. Backup Extension for Google Cloud / Amazon Glacier

    Plesk does currently only support Amazon S3. Amazon Glacier is cheaper than S3 and also good for backups. Also support for Google Cloud would be great since at the moment, Plesk does only support Google Drive which is no professional backup (example: https://github.com/plesk/ext-cloud-backup-example).

    4 votes
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  13. Add the possibility to back up/include selected files and folders in the Backups

    Currently, it's possible to exclude some files/folders from backup creation: https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000773605

    But this feature should be improved because in some cases excluding is not a valid solution.

    Let's say that there are multiple files and folders, as you can imagine, the list of exclusion would be too long and it would require a lot of time to create it. Moreover, the list will need to be updated each time there are new folders on the webspace.

    Due to these reasons, an improvement should be provided to this feature, the customer should be able to create a backup including only the…

    7 votes
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  14. Remove Local Backups Automatically after a Restoration

    When you want to Restore a Backup from FTP, first this backup it's downloaded to the Local Plesk Server and then the restoration starts.

    At the end of the restoration process, the Local Backup it's still there, maybe it's better to save this space deleting this Local Backup and maintain only the FTP backup which was downloaded.

    2 votes
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  15. Add ability to check backup duration and when the task has been completed

    Backup task may increase server load. In order to balance it, it is required understand how long task has been running.
    Currently it is possible to check only from log files, which is not very convenient. Please, add ability to simply check this info in Plesk UI.

    2 votes
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  16. Upload backups to Dropbox with timestamps

    It would be nice to have backups uploaded to dropbox with a timestamp in the name, for example: dropboxbackup201911234

    5 votes
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  17. Do not include the huge Plesk mobile log file in server backup

    Since I installed the "Plesk mobile" extension, my daily server backup via Plesk (only configuration and e-mails) is much larger than before and gets larger every day! There is a log file called "MobileConnector.log" in that backup and this file currently is 150 MB in size (it increases by about 50 MB per month).

    I would like to have an option to exclude this file. As it's part of an extension, this log file cannot be excluded via the checkbox "Exclude logfiles"! This option is not even visible, because I do not backup user files.

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  18. Allow direct access to Backup Manager from Files tab.

    It's a nuisance having to go back to the main page to do a backup after uploading new or revised files.

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  19. Add the possibility to check the content of a backup

    Add the possibility to check the content of a backup so it can be reviewed and identify if the backup contains the needed files / information such as by date, name, etc.

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  20. Please availlable export backup button in mssql databases like phpMyAdmin.

    Please availlable export backup button in mssql databases like phpMyAdmin.

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