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  1. 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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  2. 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)

    6 votes

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  3. 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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  4. restore particular email from mail account

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    We need function to restore a particular/specify email instead of restoring the whole emails from the mailbox.

    5 votes

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  5. Add possibility run backups to several remote storages at the same time.

    Add possibility run backups to several remote storages at the same time.
    For example to Amazon S3 bucket and Google Drive

    4 votes

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  6. Encrypt backups before upload (for example to GDrive)

    There is no option to encrypt backups. I do not trust Google or any other cloud service. Yet I could use the (otherwise completely useless) storage to put my backups there.

    So please include a proper and secure encryption. Thanks!

    Edit:
    It could be as easy as running gpg as a last step before uploading:

    Encrypting (simple tar example):
    tar -czf - [FOLDERS] | gpg -c --batch --passphrase [PASSWORD] -o backup.tgz.gpg

    Decrypting:
    gpg -d --batch --passphrase [PASSWORD] backup.tgz.gpg | tar -xzf -

    4 votes

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  7. don't write in the backup repository during plesk updates

    I mounted a remote server via sshfs and set it as the plesk backup repository, so I can backup my domains through sftp (with a keyfile).

    But now, whenever I try to upgrade my plesk installation, plesk writes files to my backup repository (i.e. mysql backup before a mysql upgrade) and immediately tries to change the owner of the file, which fails because chown it is not supported on mounted directories.

    The best solution would be to provide the option to set a different path for automated backups.

    4 votes

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  8. Enable additional Schedule Backup with or without Full Backup

    Enable additional Schedule Backup and provide an option to disable the obligation to make a Full Backup (letting user the option to create additional Incremental Backups, without messing things like repeated Full Backups). This already happends if the Admin and Client both setup Backups, it create multiple Full Backups which is not necessary since Admin Backups are create in behalf user.

    4 votes

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  9. Possibility to change Plesk backup file names

    It would be great if backup names included the Server Name in the backup file name, so instead of the file name being: backup21092403142109300314.tar it is identifiable as: backupexampleserver21092403142109300314.tar.

    For ie: an INI variable that can be set or some other option to change this behaviour

    The reason for this change is that long term storage and search tools only allow file archival retrieval by searching for a file name part or a date range. So restoring a backup for a specific server becomes very challenging when the backup files for all the servers…

    3 votes

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  10. Ability to configure cloud storage extensions via CLI/API

    It is required to have ability to configure cloud backup configuration (set users, specify type and locations) via CLI/API to automate and speed up process. For example, Amazon S3 extension

    3 votes

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  11. Change password type in Backup Settings via CLI

    Currently, it is only possible to change this setting via Tools & Settings > Backup Manager > Settings > Backup Security Settings > Password type
    In case of deploying multiple servers it becomes very time-consuming, so it would be useful to add the ability to change this setting via CLI

    3 votes

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  12. Add Incremental backups support for Presence Builder

    Currently, Presence Builder attachments (for example, images that have been added via Slider module to a domain) ends up in every incremental Plesk backup. Such attachments should not be in incremental backups as they are not being changed, modified, etc before the incremental backup starts.
    I suggest adding such a feature for incremental backups support for such Presence Builder files.

    3 votes

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  13. Differential backups

    Please add differential backups.

    3 votes

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  14. Allowing the clients restoring the backups on the remote server via FTPS

    Add to Plesk functionality to allow the clients to restore the backups on the remote server via FTPS.
    The administrator can create backups and clients can restore their own parts of backups. As how it is done with common backups on local storage

    3 votes

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  15. Exclude mailing lists from incremental backups

    Exclude mailing lists from incremental backups

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  16. Add the possibility to check the content of a backup

    Add the possibility to check the content of a backup so it can be reviewed and identify if the backup contains the needed files / information such as by date, name, etc.

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  17. Include feature in REST-API to allow listing backups

    It is required to make possible to list backups via REST API.

    3 votes

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  18. Comments for FTP backups

    May it could be great for a next release of Plesk, that comments could be display in the backups list from the start! Correctly comments for backups on the remote FTP server can not be viewed.

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  19. Separate folder for backups

    Make it possible, to specify a separate path on reseller/customer basis, reasoning being that if there are physical hard drives dedicated to the customer they can not include the backups on it.

    2 votes

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  20. Add possibility to restore all databases in Backup manager at once

    It is required to restore all databases for all subscriptions at once. Backup manager allows to restore only databases for particular subscription. If there are more than 30 subscriptions it is very time consuming to do it manually.

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