Have some setting to limit days and timeframe of any updates
To have some settings to limit any kind of updates to be installed in the server like:
Day of the week, hour timeframe.
There's such settings in panel.ini but only for Plesk updates. I'm missing the same for System Updates and Hotfixes.
Currently, only major updates can be scheduled as described in https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/12377016862103-How-to-manage-date-and-time-for-Plesk-autoupdates- and the forum thread https://talk.plesk.com/threads/update-times.355417/. System package updates and minor updates are not affected.
This feature asks to also provide a setting where sytsem package updates and minor Plesk updates can be scheduled. This is a valid request. We will consider this functionality in upcoming releases if it is popular. Everyone, please continue voting for this feature if you consider it important.
Steve Y commented
I opened a support ticket today to ask why updates didn't install during the configured window that I just set up [to find out it doesn't apply]. In the meantime it would be good if the documentation on scheduling updates listed out the types of updates that it does not apply to.
When an auto-update causes a problem, it requires immediate attention of the server administrator. If this happens during the night or in the early morning, it generates a lot of unncessary hassle. One option to avoid it is to disable the auto-updates entirely, which is not great. I suggest another option: make it possible for the server administrator to specify when auto-updates can be installed, and when they should not. For example, only work days, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., etc. This way, should anything go wrong, the staff are most likely ready to deal with the situation.
Today we had a short MySQL failure, because of an update. It would be great if there would be a Option in Plesk settings to select a timeframe when updates should be done.