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  1. SSH key support for ftp-remote backup storge

    To increase the security, SSH key support for the ftp remote backup storage would be a great feature. Also, please consider to add S3 compatible backups.

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    Could you please be more specific? ssh and ftp are different protocols. What do you mean “SSH key support for the ftp remote backup”? And what do you mean “consider to add S3 compatible backups”? What is the desired usage scenario of this feature? What are the expected benefits of this feature?

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  3. Improvement in Backup Manager

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

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  4. Add Rsync as a backup method for remote storage

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

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  5. 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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  6. 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).

    2 votes
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  7. 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…

    5 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

    1 vote
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  11. More complete backup system

    Have a better backup system (Can select exactly what files you want to backup in a good UI)

    1 vote
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  12. Include Mysql events in Plesk backups.

    Include Mysql events in Plesk backups.

    Currently backups created via Bacup manager or via
    plesk db backup command, do not include mysql events.

    3 votes
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  13. Add ability to obtain information about Backup Settings via CLI.

    Please, add a feature to be able to check Backup manager settings (including Scheduled backup settings), server-wide and for the particular domain via CLI. It would be very convenient for server administration to get information about backup settings in one place: for example, if there are multiple domains with different settings.

    2 votes
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  14. The ability to disable resume uploading during FTP backup creation

    According to https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007305893 , it is required to enable resume uploads on FTP server side, however, it would be nice to have the option to disable resume uploading from Plesk side in case if there is no access to FTP server

    10 votes
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  15. 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.

    1 vote
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Please availlable export backup button in mssql databases like phpMyAdmin.

    Please availlable export backup button in mssql databases like phpMyAdmin.

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  19. Adding feasibility of downloading backup files via download management applications

    Unfortunately, it's not possible to download backup files via applications such as internet download manager now, and this can be the reason of some problems for users (Failing downloads and repeating them) and hosts (ٌWasting bandwidth and other resources of servers).

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  20. Allow to exclude patterns from full backups granualy for costumers and resellers

    Allow excluding patterns from full backups with more control.
    For example, exclude pattern A only from Reseller Accounts and pattern B only from Costumers, etc.

    2 votes
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