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  1. Keep Static Back up, that can be deleted ONLY manual

    Keep Static Back up, that can be deleted ONLY manual. Prevent rotation to delete a specific back up that i decice, so i have a base back up as reference for as long as i need. That will make me feel safe that if the 7 days of rotation that i have to my back up, passed, i still be able to retrive a back up!

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  2. Ability to specify globally which files to be excluded in Backup Manager

    It should be possible to specify files to be excluded from manual backups globally

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  3. Amazon S3 Backup - Add capability to select the region when creating S3 Buckets using root account credentials

    Add capability to select the region when creating S3 Buckets using root account credentials

    I tried to change this by modifying extension files but all the files are encrypted.

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  4. 2 votes

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  5. Backup/Restore a table or DB to file

    Backup / Restore manager is fine, but what if we only want to restore one / several tables, not the whole Database?
    Add feature to restore single tables only.

    Or even more flexible: add the possibility to restore a DB dump to a file. This file can then be searched / adjusted to restore specific tables only. Once it is adjusted we could load it in the DB / perform the restore.

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  6. Change the extension order of Plesk multi-volume backups

    At the moment the extension order of Plesk multi-volume backups is the following:
    <DateFormateHHMMss.zip>
    <DateFormateHHMMss.zip1>
    <DateFormateHHMMss.zip2>

    This means that volumes .zip1, .zip2 can not be extracted after their downloading because they have an incorrect zip extension format.

    The idea to change the extension order of Plesk multi-volume backups to:
    <DateFormateHHMMss>.Zip
    <DateFormateHHMMss>1.Zip
    <DateFormateHHMMss>2.Zip

    That the multi-volume backups have the correct zip format and can be extracted.

    2 votes

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  7. Allow users to add (dynamic) prefix (e.g. date) to backup filename

    Applies to: I'm currently using a paid Dropbox account as an offsite backup, but this is relevant for all (offsite) backups.

    What happens: When running full server backups, Plesk currently creates a file called server.domain.tld.tar.

    The problem: When scheduling (daily/weekly/monthly) full server backups, the new backup file will have the exact same name as the previous backup file.

    The result: When selecting e.g. the 12 latest backups to be saved, Plesk backup manager will display these backups as individual entries, but in reality when using a service like Dropbox to create automated off-site backups, the next backup overwrites the previous…

    2 votes

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  8. Adding functionality to restore a non-existing domain or subscription from a server-wide Plesk backup

    I suggest adding functionality to restore a domain or subscription from a server-wide backup on the Plesk server, where this domain or subscription is missing (for example, it was deleted before). This is very inconvenient when you have to create a nonexistent subscription, then restore it, and then separately restore the domain in it.

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  9. 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.

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  10. Add ability to check backup duration and when the task has been completed

    Backup task may increase server load. In order to balance it, it is required understand how long task has been running.
    Currently it is possible to check only from log files, which is not very convenient. Please, add ability to simply check this info in Plesk UI.

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  11. Add ability to obtain information about Backup Settings via CLI.

    Please, add a feature to be able to check Backup manager settings (including Scheduled backup settings), server-wide and for the particular domain via CLI. It would be very convenient for server administration to get information about backup settings in one place: for example, if there are multiple domains with different settings.

    2 votes

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  12. Too dangerous and Too Close, move the remove database button, could accidently remove, when trying to export.

    move the remove database button to somewhere else, could accidently remove a database when trying to export.

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  13. Separate rotation for backups hosted in clouds

    When on Plesk server there is not much space, and on clouds (like Amazon S3), there is a lot - the separate rotation for backups would be useful: to set on Plesk to rotate frequently, and in the cloud - far more rarely.

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  14. Exclude yarn .cache folder from backup by default.

    The .cache folder takes up a lot of (unnecessary) backup space.

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  15. Add a detailed status message for restoring specific domains via Backup Manager

    Restoring a backup in Tools & Settings > Backup Manager always results in a generic message:

    Restoration of the backup <timestamp> completed

    But this message remains the same both after restoring a full server backup or just some specific domains, which can be confusing.

    If only specific domains have been restored, please add a separate message listing these domains.

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  16. Backup retention period options

    It'll be useful to have the ability to configure the retention period of the backup. Right now it's only possible to set the "Maximum number of full backup files to store (including both scheduled and manual backups)".

    While it'll be useful to set something like "Keep backup for "x" weeks", to have more flexibility, when it gets to the backup storage.

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  17. Allow resellers to use remote FTP backup, but prevent them from changing it's settings

    To let resellers use the ftp archive without letting them change the FTP remote settings could give Administrators more control over backups.

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  19. Limit rate of backup

    Full weekly backup for all domains create a huge I/O throughput on our SAN that stress too much our infrastructure until backup ends. It would great if we can tune data through a pipe like "pv" command do.

    I.e.
    This is an example of backup that stress the SAN:
    mysqldump -A -q --single-transaction=TRUE -u $MUSER -p$MPASS | gzip > $_file

    This instead is and example that do not stress the SAN:
    mysqldump -A -q --single-transaction=TRUE -u $MUSER -p$MPASS | gzip | pv -L 512k > $_file

    in the last command we set the maximum rate limit of 512k. Of course…

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  20. Create an extractor when restoring a partial backup that could only download what is needed from the external backup

    Create an extractor when restoring a partial backup that could only download what is needed from the external backup in order to save bandwidth and space on disk and time

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