Thank you for your input! 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.
As workaround you can use this KB article https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002886854-Is-it-possible-to-create-scheduled-backup-tasks-via-CLI-API-
If there is a way to set "Exclude Log files" checked as default on Plesk backup for our clients, that will be great. Right now it is not possible to do it through Plesk UI, or CLi.
The reason is that if someone restores a backup of their site that includes the logs, it blows away the existing logs, and we lose log entries since the last backup of the plesk host to investigate (many times) cyber security threats/attacks/issue.
Thanks for your input, we understand the importance. This Feature request is registered in our tracking system as PPM-344 and it will be included into future Plesk versions. There is no ETA at the moment, but we would really appreciate you voting for this request so that we can accurately assess its popularity relative to other features. Thanks in advance!Anonymous commented
If you do not want to add password protection feature of end-user sensitive data (database, web files, web configurations), we think it will help to provide better descriptive label of that feature than "Use password protection" on Plesk Control Panel. Because most people would think that it will protect all their web files, database, but not just plesk control panel's password.