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  1. 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.

    4 votes

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    open discussion  ·  IgorG responded

    Thank you for your input. We will consider this functionality in upcoming releases if it is popular. Everyone, please continue voting for this feature if you consider it important.

    IG

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

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

    4 votes

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  3. 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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  4. Manual Lock for Preservation of Specific Backups in Plesk Backup Manager

    Introduce a functionality in Plesk Backup Manager that allows users to manually 'lock' specific backups, preventing their automatic deletion during the backup rotation process. This feature would enable administrators to preserve critical backups indefinitely, without the need to move files externally or re-upload them, thereby ensuring essential backups remain accessible and protected within the Plesk ecosystem.

    3 votes

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  5. exclude large files from backup

    Some customers store large videos for their website,
    some of them just zip an entire website for manual backup or download, and keep it in the server storage.
    some have wordpress backup plugins that will generate >500Mb files with weird extension.
    others just can't understand that a PNG file >50Mb is not good for your website.

    for the backup/restore functionality,
    I Suggest adding the ability to exclude large files.
    or even combine large files for specific extension (allow to backup any size of MPG, but exclude ZIP files >20Mb)

    currently, it is possible to exclude by extensions, but PNG and…

    3 votes

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    Thank you for your idea! We will consider this functionality in upcoming releases if it will be popular.

    Everyone, please continue voting for this feature if you consider it important. 

    A workaround for some cases could be to place large files in separate directories and then to exclude these directories from the backup. Nevertheless we get the idea of this request to filter them from all directories by size.,

    -- PD

  6. Support for MEGA backup

    The MEGA software development kit is here https://mega.io/developers

    3 votes

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    Thank you for your idea! We will consider this functionality in upcoming releases if it will be popular. However, the normal procedure for integration of third-party platforms with Plesk are extensions. These should be developed by the vendors who want to integrate their product with Plesk. Many other storage platforms already have developed extensions for Plesk, so Mega could do the same using the free API toolkit: https://docs.plesk.com/en-US/obsidian/extensions-guide/plesk-extensions-basics/how-to-create-and-install-extensions.76094/

    -- PD

  7. Add an option to Archive sites

    Would be great to be able to archive sites.

    1 - Create a backup of files and database in the default (cloud) backup storage.

    2 - Remove files and database from the hosting.

    3 - Change the site status to Archived but keep on the site list.

    4 - Allow to easily restore from the cloud backup when needed.

    3 votes

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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    3 votes

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  10. Remove Local Backups Automatically after a Restoration

    When you want to Restore a Backup from FTP, first this backup it's downloaded to the Local Plesk Server and then the restoration starts.

    At the end of the restoration process, the Local Backup it's still there, maybe it's better to save this space deleting this Local Backup and maintain only the FTP backup which was downloaded.

    3 votes

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  11. 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.

    3 votes

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  12. Add a way to automatically restart scheduled backups in case they fail

    In case a scheduled backup fails, users have to wait until the next execution date. Please add a customizable timeframe for restarting a scheduled backup ahead of time in case the current execution has failed

    2 votes

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  13. S3 Storage with enabled Object Lock

    AWS S3 Storage offers the Object Lock feature, which ensures that a file cannot be deleted within a certain time frame. This is ideal for protecting your Plesk backups from accidental manipulation or attackers.

    However, to use this feature, the PUT request must include the checksum of the uploaded backup file. If this header is omitted, the following error message appears:

    Transport error: Extension transport: ext://s3-backup/server/: Content-MD5 OR x-amz-checksum- HTTP header is required for Put Part requests with Object Lock parameters

    Adding one of the headers described at https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/userguide/checking-object-integrity.html would solve this problem.

    2 votes

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  14. Ability to set a Subscription or Domain Backup Default

    I'd love the ability to set a subscription such that a Scheduled Backup configuration is enabled by default? E.g. "backup all files, daily, store 1 day"?

    Often times I realized after the fact that a domain backup was not turned on. The "scheduled backup list" extension is nice, but I'm looking more for a default option.

    2 votes

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  15. Include Plesk backup download in Action Log

    Currently, when downloading a Plesk backup via Plesk, this action is not tracked by Plesk Action log.
    Suggestion: make Action Log track backup downloads

    2 votes

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  16. Customer Only Backup Manager

    Clients can make and program backup tasks; while server backup manager and server-wide backups are disabled

    2 votes

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  17. Sending a WOL magic packet before backup via FTP

    Hello !
    My Plesk scheduled backups are send by FTP to a computer that might be in sleeping mode. I would appreciate the possibility of sending a WOL magic packet before the transfer.

    2 votes

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  18. An option to limit a number of full backups via CLI

    It'd be great to have an option to limit the number of full backups in directory via cli, for example:
    plesk bin pleskbackup ... -max_backups=2

    2 votes

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  19. Limit number of local backups when option 'Both server storage and FTP(S) storage' is used

    Add more customization to the Backup Manager > Schedule > Both server storage and FTP(S) storage, e.g.:
    Create a limited number of backups on server storage (option to indicate the number of the backup specifically for local storage), in order to save disk space

    2 votes

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  20. Implement a disk space check for "plesk sbin pmm-ras" utility

    Exporting a backup via "pmm-ras" utility may bring down the server because it ran out of disk space during the procedure:

    plesk sbin pmm-ras --export-dump-as-file --dump-specification=backupinfo<timestamp>.xml --dump-file-specification=/root/backup.tar

    Please improve the "pmm-ras" utility to check for free disk space before starting the operation to avoid these scenarios

    2 votes

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