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 selected files and folders.
Thank you for your input! We will consider this functionality in upcoming releases if it will be popular.
Everyone, please continue voting for this feature if you consider it important.
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.
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 files and directories to a backup.
An option to include specific files and directories would make my life as administrator a bit easier. Especially for setting up new servers.
Blair Geddes commented
Any update or movement on this feature since November? Thanks.