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Multiple backup rules or more options

At this moment, you can set only 1 rule to make backups (daily, weekly, or monthly). My idea is to make multiple backup rules (ex. which daily backups should be deleted) or simply make more backup options.

I want to make daily backup and delete every older than 2 days, except one day of the week and one day of the month.

ex interface:
Make [daily/weekly/monthly] backup and keep only:
[n] daily backups (enabled only for daily backups)
[n] weekly backups (enabled for daily and weekly backups)
[n] monthly backups (enabled for daily, weekly and monthly backups)

So, if someone picks daily backups from 2 days, but also wants a 1 monthly backup, the script makes daily backups and deletes every backup older than 2 days except 1 monthly backup. This way it doesn't make double work - backup for daily backups and backup for monthly backups.

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Hi all, Thanks for your input, really appreciate this! As you know, in Plesk Onyx 17.8 we made a significant improvement that allows you to use several cloud storages or even SFTP for remote backups. In Plesk Onyx 17.9 we will continue to improve Plesk Backup Manager in general and Flexible Backup Scheduler Manager in particular.

Based on the initial description and comments I can highlight 3 scenarios in the scope of this request:

#1. Keep Daily & Weekly & Monthly backups at the same time: (Example: 2 weeks of daily backups + weekly backups by each Monday)

#2. Backup to different storages (like daily to FTP and monthly to Google Drive)

#3. Multiple Storages of the same type (like 2 different FTP servers)

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  • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would REALLY help if we had the option to have the scheduled backup make a backup per subscription rather than in one file. If there's a major issue and I need to access files in the full backup, I need to download and join 235GB worth of files, which takes hours.

    If we could do it per account, I could just download the one I needed.

  • Marco Marsala commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow different settings for database and file backups. For example I may want to do database backups twice a day and keep them for just 15 days, but I want to keep file backups (for ex.: invoices, user uploads) for years.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi there
    How about Hourly backups, could you please add this in the incoming improvement.

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    - its no fun to get the 8 TB File just to restore 1 Domain or Database.
    - i guess you will also have problems if your server harddrives are more then 50% full (since you can´t download the backup)

    i would really love if there is an option that all (sub)domains are split + databases as an extra file.
    if its a matter of knowing which files counts towards which backup, you could just create a folder per backup(job) and put the split archives inside.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Backup is sooo important, please bring some improvements. i.e. Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Features

  • Min commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Agreed with Martin's commented.

    DirectAdmin as its price cheaper than any CP can do this. But Plesk not?

  • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would also recommend to have a option to Backup the FTP AND the DB in the same .zip or at once.

    It should be possible to set a pattern for the Name.
    For me it would be:

    "[Name of Subscription] [Date].zip"

    Like mentioned in the OP a intervall in which the subscription gets Backuped would be nice.

  • loulou commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes good idea.
    I add
    possibility to create differents tasks.
    for example I backup the full config with datas on a FTP server
    and only the config on a google drive

  • Émerson Felinto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You really should see it urgently. In cPanel we have for example JetBackup that for less than 5 dollars offers us a complete interface with several integrations. Currently there is only the Plesk backup system that is currently insufficient.

  • Wiz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please bring Acronis backup module for Plesk to the masses!

  • Felipe Santos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There is an issue on actual Backup manager. when it reach the qtd, Bkp Manager erase all files and start again. This is not productive. It must erase only the oldest and maintain the others, and act like a ruining machine.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When can we expect an improvement?
    The current backup manager is really not sufficent. Today I have a rule for a weekly full backup and daily incemental backups inbetween. I'm missing options to configure which backups should be deleted or stored for a longer time.
    In my case I want to keep only the weekly backups and delete all increments after 4 weeks. Furthermore after 6 month I only want to store a monthely backup. Today i have to delete all the old backups manually, whichis really annoying.

    And additionaly it would be nice to have the possibillity to configure a backup task for only the databases and this should be configurable to run more than once per day.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also all backup will be good to be separated, every domain to have own zip/tar archive filex+db
    not one big archive

  • Marcos Souza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same need.

    The quickest implementation is to enable additional Schedule Backup and provide an option to disable the obligation to make a Full Backup (letting user the option to create additional Incremental Backups, without messing things like repeated Full Backups). This already happends if the Admin and Client both setup Backups, it create multiple Full Backups which is not necessary since Admin Backups are create in behalf user.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Here are two suggestions for the Backup Manager:

    1.) In my opinion, it would be extremely useful if you could set up several backup tasks for each web space.

    2.) It would also be helpful to be able to perform more than one daily backup for each web space.

    With these changes, it would be possible individual area (mailboxes, database, etc.) differ frequently back up. A user can control and targeted which areas are to be backed up as often.
    For example, the mailboxes from a "mail server" must often be backed. The FTP data and the databases from these "mail server" are very static and need less often to be backed up.

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