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Backing up and restoring a domain

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by nandar, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. nandar

    nandar Guest


    If I backup a domain from Plesk control panel, will it also backup my database and mailboxes?

    If I want to restore it to my another plesk server (same Plesk version), what will be the restore procedure?

  2. nandar

    nandar Guest

    Here is the answer for my question.

    I used command line to backup/restore so that I can see what is going on. Here are the steps.

    1) backup the domain

    #pleskbackup -v domains yourdomainname.com backupfilename.bkp

    2) Then create a map file

    #pleskrestore --create-map backupfilename.bkp -map yourmapfilename

    map file should be like that below. if not, edit it.


    [thisdomain'sclientname] # Client account name

    yourdomainname.com # IP address


    Then you can restore it with the following command.

    #pleskrestore --restore backupfilename.bkp -level domains -map yourmapfilename

    This backup will back up everything including mailboxes and database.