Return backup file name features to 12.5
I know that the backup feature was rewritten in 12.5, but it is very difficult to easily identify various server and individual site backups on a remote FTP drive now that all you see displayed in the UI is the date / time. The backup features of 12.0 that included adding a prefix to the file name and also being able to actually see the file name is sorely missed.
Thank you for adding a custom space in front of the name of the backups to help differentiate a set from another
Please add ability to modify names for backups to help differentiate them.
Adding my vote to this - current backup is hopeless. I create hundreds of backups of individual domains every day. It's virtually impossible to try and track one down to restore without manually clicking on each one. Even if we could add our own comments for each backup so you could identify them. It's very frustrating
For whatever it is worth, this is not a feature addition. The latest release breaks existing functionality that many of depended on for daily functionality of Plesk. Please do not treat this request as an option, but rather a restoration of a vital feature.
I have now put all my backups into individual folders to TRY and get round this issue. It’s a manual process and a real pain to do. I am also now in the position that any old backups I want to keep from domains no longer on the server can’t be accessed from Plesk because they are in a folder of a domain no longer on the server.
The no naming of these backup files is madness.
I just encountered another case where it was almost impossible to distinguish all of the backups, especially incremental ones. There is no way around it. We need to have filenames that make sense. Otherwise, I have to find a different way to backup the server, and I really would rather keep it within the same system, if possible.
Israel Fontaine commented
This feature is not helpful it's a MUST HAVE, with all the various backup of different domains done on the server it is very frustrating not being able to differentiate them easily.
Please add this feature as soon as possible for the conveniance of all server administrators.
Agree new 12.5 backup file naming convention is totally useless.
It would appear that in version 12.5, the backup engine now saves everything with a filename of backup_infoxxxxx. This is absolutely no help to discerning dozens, hundreds or even thousands of backup files. I am not sure why this was changed, but it needs to be the domain and the date and comments, just like the old versions of the backup manager.
The ability to add a prefix to the backup name was quite useful, as I could immediately identify the files when connecting in SSH.
Could that option be re-installed in the backup system?