Plesk backups scheduling by default after plesk installation without any request to change
On any Plesk server 18.0.29 has been installed by default recently (ie fresh install), Plesk has been enabling backups by default to run every night. We can't see any notification of this change of behavior in the release notes. It should be possible to decide to enable backup on initial Plesk installation as this of course uses significant disk space, this has caused us considerable disruption and cost.
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Igor to be clear, this isn't a feature request it's getting Plesk to remove the misguided change that nobody asked for.
I have no faith that Plesk will fix this, especially not based on feedback here nor will they bother if it's "popular" since the product (Plesk) currently isn't being managed by a competent PM.
Plesk Tech Support commented
Some option should be in advanced panel.ini configuration during installation that prevent enabling backups at Plesk installation.