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  1. 118 votes
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  2. Trash folder in the server (please)

    When you eliminate some file or folder for mistake a folder of recycling does not exist to be able to restore it, only with the backup but not always it has been done

    105 votes
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  3. Limit amount of backups per customer

    Hey guys,

    I am sure that I speak for hundreds of users when I say that having a limit on backups per customers and or subscriptions should be an important and available option. The option to also limit backups based on the customers subscription storage size will be even better. Otherwise, customers who overuse the backup option will dramatically increase storage space on the server without realization of the administrator. It wouldn't be ideal for an administrator to enter the dumps folder to delete random customer backups. Really hope you guys can resolve this and add this feature as soon…

    87 votes
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  4. Exclude domains from backup in UI

    Add an option to exclude domains / clients / resellers from a backup to the Plesk user interface.

    Currently, it is possible only via command line:
    http://docs.plesk.com/en-US/12.5/advanced-administration-guide-linux/backing-up-restoring-and-migrating-data/backing-up-data/specifying-data-for-backing-up.68839/

    48 votes
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  5. Add WebDAV for backups

    I'd love to see WebDAV for backups, so cloud storage can be used.

    37 votes
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  6. Allow users to only restore and download the backups without the possibility of their creation

    Allow users to only restore and download the backups without the possibility of their creation

    36 votes
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  7. Backup single account

    It would be great to have a single interface to manage backups of individual accounts (single-domain or single user).
    I would like to manage a single server backup ftp and let me choose which accounts to backup.

    Obviously the backup file must be "single" for each account and not a single file for the entire server. If you want to make the restore of a single account, I have to use a single backup file.

    Currently I have a script that through bash (or cygwin for windows) backs up the single account by bees and upload via ftp on external…

    31 votes
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  8. Start the backup only if your server has the specified amount of free disk space (in megabytes) *

    why MB?
    why is the input field so small?
    why only 5 digits?

    we need GB!!! or?

    31 votes
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  9. mail after successful backup

    Currently you get after completing a backup, only one mail, if errors occur. For me it would be helpful to have the option to receive an e-mail even when successful backup.

    29 votes
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  10. Service Plans: Backup Space

    Add to Service Plans Template if the backup use space of hosting or adicional space with limit.

    If set space hosting use the "System Configuration Setting" for calculating disk space usage

    28 votes
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  11. resume ftp backup upload on fail

    when plesk got error to upload backup to ftp, add an option to retry uploading to ftp

    26 votes
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  12. Backup Manager: Multiple FTP Storages

    It would be very nice if it would be possible to define more than one FTP Storage in the backup manager for that we can backup all on two or more different FTP Backup servers.

    22 votes
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  13. R1Soft server backup manager

    R1 Soft SBM is a stable and effective way of backing up the full server, and per user / per domain accounts. It is long overdue for support in PLESK, in the same way (and for the same reasons) that other major control panels already implement it.

    21 votes
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  14. Backup / Restore for Service Plans

    Hi there,
    it would be very nice to implement the possibility to backup / restore the service plans. (export & import)
    We have many servers and it is a lot of work and it takes long time always to create the service plans again, and again...

    Or is there already such a feature and we didn´t find it `til now?

    Regards,
    Thomas Kälber

    21 votes
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  15. Return backup file name features to 12.5

    I know that the backup feature was rewritten in 12.5, but it is very difficult to easily identify various server and individual site backups on a remote FTP drive now that all you see displayed in the UI is the date / time. The backup features of 12.0 that included adding a prefix to the file name and also being able to actually see the file name is sorely missed.

    18 votes
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  16. FTP - Auto-Create Folder

    When it comesto FTP Backup one can configure external FTP space and det a folder to be used.

    If that folder does not exist Plesk errors out this fact and the normal user is somehow lost.

    It would be a nice feature to have a checkbox to be checked that says "create folder structure if not existing".

    17 votes
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  17. better backup priority settings to include nice and ionice

    Currently it seems the backup priority only takes CPU into account and not I/O

    I would prefer the backup low priority settings to be changed into specific values. For example

    CPU PRIORITY -> Select Box with options 1-19
    IO Class -> Select Box with options 1-3
    IO Priority-> Select Box with options 1-7

    1 means realtime and the higher the number the less important is the task.

    Then this can be converted into custom commands depending on the user needs like:

    nice -n{CPU PRIORITY} ionice -c{I/O CLASS} -n{I/O Priority} <backup task command>

    For example one could set like this

    nice…

    15 votes
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  18. add xml api backup restore

    I want the backup restore feature to be added to the XML API

    15 votes
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  19. Add XML API operations to manage Backup Password and Scheduled Backup

    Some useful functionalities of Backup in Web UI are not available in the XML API. Like configuring Password or Scheduled Backup. Those operations are at server level.

    I think it would be useful to add the 4 following operations :

    backup-manager / set-secure-backup-settings
    backup-manager / get-secure-backup-settings

    With attributes like :
    - use-password-protection : boolean
    - password : string

    backup-manager / set-schedule-settings
    backup-manager / get-schedule-settings

    With attributes like :
    - enable : boolean
    - period : 86400 | 604800 |2592000
    - hour : integer from 0 to 23
    - minute : 0 | 15 | 30 |45
    - use-incremental : boolean …

    15 votes
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  20. Zip file extraction progress window / modal could be shown in GUI.

    Kindly add a GUI progress notification for extraction of zip files.
    Thanks.

    12 votes
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