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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Add multiple S3 Backup destination/locations

    It would be interesting to be able to have multiple S3-compatible storages configured at a time, so that multiple backup destinations can be used.

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  17. 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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  18. Allow configuring additional storage for Acronis Backup extension users

    Acronis allows setting up additional storages for backups https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/AcronisCyberCloud/#managing-locations-and-storage.html

    Currently, the way Plesk defines integration with Acronis, Acronis extensions users can't do this.

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  19. 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…

    9 votes

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  20. Keep Static Back up, that can be deleted ONLY manual

    Keep Static Back up, that can be deleted ONLY manual. Prevent rotation to delete a specific back up that i decice, so i have a base back up as reference for as long as i need. That will make me feel safe that if the 7 days of rotation that i have to my back up, passed, i still be able to retrive a back up!

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