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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Add Duplicati 2.0

    https://www.duplicati.com/download

    it can blow AES backups to amazon cloud..

    8 votes

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    7 votes

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  8. 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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  9. 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).

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  10. 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.

    7 votes

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  11. 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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  12. 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

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  13. 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.

    6 votes

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  14. 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…

    6 votes

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  15. 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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  16. 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

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  17. 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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  18. Adding Event Handler for backup

    Hello ,

    Can you please add in:
    Home
    Tools & Settings
    Event Manager
    Adding Event Handler >>Event

    options for backup ? Like backup created , updated and etc ?

    Thanks

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  19. 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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  20. 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

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