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  1. Exclude database files from backup

    I have some websites that have a big DB, but it do not change or change not often. I this case i do not need to backup it every day.
    So i would like to exclude this DB files from backup to save the disk space.

    12 votes

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  2. Include roundcube settings in backup

    it would be great when the content of roundcubemail, like contacts and identities can be included in the backup. It would make life easier in case of restoring a customer who uses only the webmail feature for mail.

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  3. Pcloud Backup Application

    Hello, is it possible to add Pcloud backup app to plesk like other services amazon cloud or dropbox.

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  4. Dropbox Backup Extension

    Can you please make an option in the Dropbox scheduled backup for weekly and monthly...?

    We want to turn off daily but keep weekly or monthly.

    This is also useful for bandwidth when you are being charged everyday to output xxGB out of the sever to Dropbox. (weekly may be ok since this Dropbox is not the primary backup solution but a secondary one for us and we don't need it to upload the xxGB backup daily...)

    Thank you

    11 votes

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  5. Add Rsync as a backup method for remote storage

    Would love to see Rsync support added. SFTP is slow.

    10 votes

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  6. Make Plesk Migrator also migrate backup settings

    Plesk Migrator is a great tool but it don't migrate backup settings.
    Please make this possible !

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  7. Backup via SSHFS

    We have huge amounts of Backup Data (currently around 450gb per file). The whole process using FTP takes around ~ 13 hours to complete. Trying to restore something is a big bottleneck for us. Restoring from FTP is ****, and we searched for alternatives.

    We decided to give SSHFS a try by mounting /var/lib/psa/dumps to the remote Server and disconfigured the FTP Settings. The result is annoying. The Backup now takes around 2,5 hours, the Plesk Backend is really fast now and local space is not consumed anymore!

    So i suggest you to give SSHFS a try. It is like…

    10 votes

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  8. Disaster Recovery Plesk _ Speed Up Backup Restoration procedure with possibility to open multiple process pleskrestore running

    Allow the pleskrestore command to be run under different example accounts

    pleskrestore --restore domains1.tar -level clients [<option_N> [<param>]]
    pleskrestore --restore domains2.tar -level clients [<option_N> [<param>]]
    pleskrestore --restore domains3.tar -level clients [<option_N> [<param>]]

    in order to obtain more simultaneous processes for the restore and therefore speeding up the recovery procedure of an entire server through plesk backups, in case of emergency.

    It is very important to allow you to run multiple simultaneous processes, also because today's CPUs and disks are very powerful and performing, if in case of emergency recovery, 8 restore commands are launched, the recovery process is speeded up…

    9 votes

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  9. Backup Extension for Google Cloud / Amazon Glacier

    Plesk does currently only support Amazon S3. Amazon Glacier is cheaper than S3 and also good for backups. Also support for Google Cloud would be great since at the moment, Plesk does only support Google Drive which is no professional backup (example: https://github.com/plesk/ext-cloud-backup-example).

    9 votes

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  10. Backup Option in Service Plans

    A simple checkbox in a service plan to mark, if this service plan includes the scheduled backup. The scheduled backup should backup a domain if and only if the domain has a serviceplan with this flag checked.

    9 votes

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  11. Purge before restoring feature

    If I want to restore all files of a domain because the website has been hacked.... default restoration will simply overwrite existing file.

    In the cased of a hacked website, hackers can add suspicious files on the domains and those files won't be remove upon restoration.

    It will be great to have an option allowing us to opt for a purge before restoration so that we can completely replace the files, databases, etc. and not simply overwrite existing files.

    8 votes

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  12. Upload backups to Dropbox with timestamps

    It would be nice to have backups uploaded to dropbox with a timestamp in the name, for example: dropboxbackup201911234

    8 votes

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  13. Allow choosing the weekday when the full backup will be taken

    For example, you cannot specify you want the full backup on Sunday.

    8 votes

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  14. Add Duplicati 2.0

    https://www.duplicati.com/download

    it can blow AES backups to amazon cloud..

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  15. Have a status/progress bar when uploading restore files to a new installation.

    At the moment I have no idea how far along my upload is, or if the Plesk Control Panel has times out or just stuck.

    It would be really helpful to have a progress bar or remaining data outstanding to upload on the screen

    8 votes

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  16. 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…

    7 votes

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  17. Add option to Resellers can to restore data from Administrator's full backup on FTP

    In Plesk reseller can restore data from a full backup created by Plesk administrator. Currently, the backup created to FTP storage can be restored only by its creator.

    Add option to Resellers to restore data from the Administrator's full backup stored on FTP.

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  18. add possibility to Backup mysql databases with --skip-lock-tables option.

    add the possibility to Backup mysql databases with --skip-lock-tables option.

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  19. add bzip2/xz compression support for backups

    Would be nice to have the option to choose other compression formats for backups, especially bzip2 or xz. To reduce compression time, parallel implementations can be used (pbzip2 and pxz). Additionally there should be an option to set compression level (1-9).

    7 votes

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  20. Off site backup on the fly. Currently offsite backup needs half the disc to be empty to work

    Currently the Plesk backup routine to FTP off-site or Dropbox is clumsy in the it makes a tar file (not compressed as far as I can see) on the server BEFORE sending it to the remote storage server. So to back up 20gb you need at another 20gb free on the original server to be backed up. The programme should be able to tar compress send with a small cache on the fly. I cannot use the PLESK back-up as I am 60% full on the VPS

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