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  1. FTP storage setting for backups for multiple subscriptions.

    When added the FTP server storage parameter in the settings of the Plesk panel (tools&settings - Backup Manager - FTP Storage Settings) for the backup.
    Automatically distribute this FTP repository to all subscriptions as a place for backup by default.

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  2. 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

    7 votes

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

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

    7 votes

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  4. 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

    7 votes

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  5. Maybe a Loadscreen when you upload a backup just for that you know how long it needs

    A loadscreen for uploading a Backup just that you know how long it will need to Upload

    7 votes

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  6. 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 [<optionN> [<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…

    6 votes

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  7. 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.

    6 votes

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  8. 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).

    6 votes

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  9. 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.

    6 votes

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  10. Pcloud Backup Application

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

    6 votes

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  11. Plesk Backup Manager - Local Storage used before transfer to FTP Server

    I would like to suggest that it would be great if it's possible to split backups into multiple parts during the backup process.

    I know the option -s or --split but actually, it's just split the backup in the location into multiple parts but during the backup process the local storage is still in use. If you got a Server with 200GB space and 150 GB are used I can't Backup the server because the command "Plesk bin pleskbackup server --output-file=ftp://user:pass@destination/backup_file" would create one file with round 120 GB in local storage.

    I would suggest an option that allows us…

    6 votes

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  12. Backup to FTP Step-By-Step to save local disk space

    This helpdesk article has only negative reviews, which might imply that other users struggle with the same issue:
    https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/213391809-Backup-fails-with-error-Not-enough-free-disk-space-to-backup-selected-objects

    Right now backing up to FTP means you need to have almost 50% disk space free. That means you can never use more than half the server storage you're paying for, otherwise you'll be unable to make a backup. Especially on AWS disk space is very expensive.

    The issue exists because Plesk seems to utilize just plain zip commands with file split. Why not offer an additional backup method, where e.g. all Domains are backuped step-by-step / one-by-one to FTP?
    E.g. …

    6 votes

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  13. backup

    Please enter the percentage of database restore in progress ... it is very frustrating to restore without knowing either the time left or the totality of kbytes transferred and remaining, with progress a bar
    Thank you

    6 votes

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  14. Bacula backup system or similar

    Integrate Bacula system or similar backup system, with a clean-easy panel configuration =) , mysql integration and other setups to work fine =) =) =)

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  15. Add Duplicati 2.0

    https://www.duplicati.com/download

    it can blow AES backups to amazon cloud..

    6 votes

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  16. Restore a single domain or mail account (transfer domain)

    Restore a single domain or mail account to the same or a other subscription (transfer domain)

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  17. Backup-Manager: Show planned backups schedule

    Short info in website specific backup manager, if there are scheduled backups planned, and if so then show the schedule. Additional a overview table in server wide backup manager with all schedule backups of each website, e.g.:
    domain | daily/weekly/monthly | weekday/date | time | next schedule date | option to edit

    At the moment you can set scheduled backups and just get a short message, that is is planned, but you can't find the info anywhere anymore. So if I don't remember, I maybe set another scheduled backup and I've no idea, if the first one is reset by…

    6 votes

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  18. Add option to include backups in remote storage into Disk usage statistics

    Add option to include backups in remote storage (such as FTP/S3) into Disk usage statistics. For example, it is possible to include backups that were created by administrator and it would be useful to add option to exclude/include backups in remote storage into statistics

    5 votes

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  19. Include Mysql events in Plesk backups.

    Include Mysql events in Plesk backups.

    Currently backups created via Bacup manager or via
    plesk db backup command, do not include mysql events.

    5 votes

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  20. 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.

    5 votes

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