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Backup Errors & Backup Questions

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by lesfenison, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. lesfenison

    lesfenison Guest

    When attempting a backup from the client control panel, I click on BackupNow and get this error..

    Error: Unable create backup session: Malformed XML:

    I am doing it as an FTP backup and have configured the FTP. Does anyone know what is with this error?

    I am a newbee to Plesk. Maybe there is a better way to back up the server than using backupmng and the scheduled backups??? How does this compare to just using the commandline version of pleskbackup from cron?

    How would one find out exactly what is being backed up? The file format doesn't appear to be something that can be read with tar or anything like that, what format is being used?
  2. 0031

    0031 Guest

    Look for any logs in /var/lib/psa/dumps, in particular for agent_runner.log

    And install all available updates for Plesk
  3. mattcass

    mattcass Guest


    Did you ever figure this out? I am running into the exact same error when running the FTP Backup from Plesk. The error only occurs for the FTP Repository backup; local backup works fine.

    My hosting company will not support this, and your post is the only reference that I can find anywhere on the web. Yikes.

    Please let me know if you were able to solve the error and what you did to do it.

  4. Aigarslv

    Aigarslv Guest


    Deleting everything in /var/lib/psa/dumps/ solved this problem!