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  1. 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

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  2. Update the subscription's backup options by the means of CLI

    It would be nice to have an option which allows to update the subscription's backup settings(exclude files/logs) via CLI.

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  3. Clear failed backup/restore notifications at once in UI

    There are so many notifications in backup manager regarding failed backups and clearing them 'close this message' is so slow. It would be nice to have a way to clear them all at once

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  4. Add some CPU/IO % limits for backups

    Add some CPU/IO % limits for backups to avoid consuming all resources from the server

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  5. Add incremental backups for Plesk extensions

    Currently, Plesk backup manager creates incremental parts only for the web and mail content. And Plesk extensions backup always contain full data even if there were no changes. It is required to add incremental backups for Plesk extensions

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  6. Exclude lscache folders from backups [LiteSpeed Extension]

    If plesk is running with LiteSpeed extension all subscriptions containing a lscache folder which can't be included in backup due to executable permissions. This folder should be excluded from all backups globally (Server Backup & Subscription Backups)

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  7. Option to add specific files or directories to add backup

    The current backup tool has a great option to exclude specific files from backup. Thats a great feature to have. My suggestion would be have a similar option in which an administrator can specify files or directories to include backups.

    Use case:
    As a server administrator I use custom settings for certain services like Roundcube, Postfix, Dovecot and SpamAssasin. I like to add the custom configuration files from these services to my backup in case of a sever recovery or server migration.

    No need for Plesk to also restore those files. I'll do that manually. Just an option include specify…

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  8. Add ability to restore website content and website database at once

    Please add the possibility to restore only Website Files and website database at once in Plesk > Tools & Settings > Backup Manager > backupname > Type of object to restore

    For example the name of this option can be as "Site Files and related databases"

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  9. Extend pleskbackup utility functionality so it is possible to remove old backups via CLI

    Add an ability to delete backups via CLI using the pleskbackup utility

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  10. Add multiple S3 Backup destination/locations

    It would be interesting to be able to have multiple S3-compatible storages configured at a time, so that multiple backup destinations can be used.

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  11. Restore Backup to alternative domain

    When restoring a Backup of the domain it would be beneficial if you could restore it to a different domain.
    There sometimes is the case that data has to be extracted from an old backup, but the current domain state can't be overwritten.

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  12. Allow configuring additional storage for Acronis Backup extension users

    Acronis allows setting up additional storages for backups https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/documentation/AcronisCyberCloud/#managing-locations-and-storage.html

    Currently, the way Plesk defines integration with Acronis, Acronis extensions users can't do this.

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  13. Change the backup structure so all files and directories regarding one backup are located in one archive

    It'd be easier for to have a directory created for each backup instead of having all the files in, for example, /var/lib/psa/dumps/.
    For example, I'd like to have a structure like this:
    backup_2011300010.tgz that contains all the files and directories for this backup.

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  14. Partial backup removal

    It would be useful to be able to remove from a server-wide backup only particular domain's data (such as mailbox accounts) as it will help to manage server's disk space in a more efficient way and store only needed data

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  15. Linode Object Storage to store backups.

    Add a possibility to store backups on Linode Object Storage. As it is done for DigitalOcean Spaces, Amazon S3 Backup, Google Drive Backup

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  16. Do not store backups restored from a remote backup location(FTP,SFTP)

    Currently, restored backups, which have been downloaded from a remote storage, are being stored locally and appear in the backups list and become part of a backup process.
    Expected behavior:
    Download, restore & delete downloaded backup files. Remove from the backup list.

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  17. Add Samba (smbd) to Backup Types

    If you do not want to use FTP or SFTP you can also use Samba

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  18. Serverwide scheduled backups -> UI to select what is contained

    I'd really like to have a UI to select what is contained in a serverwide scheduled backup.
    We have a couple of domains where people dump photos and videos for further processing, amounting to 100s of GBs, and we don't need backups of those.
    The UI you got for the restore dialog would be just fine.
    I think it makes more sense to select what is contained, than what to exclude.

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  19. Ability to manage SFTP backup extension via CLI

    It is required to create/restore SFTP backups via CLI to automate the process

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  20. Improvement in Backup Manager

    The Backup Manager should be able to show the backups of all domains below the admin, including resellers.

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