1. Please take a little time for this simple survey! Thank you for participating!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dear Pleskians, please read this carefully! New attachments and other rules Thank you!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear Pleskians, I really hope that you will share your opinion in this Special topic for chatter about Plesk in the Clouds. Thank you!
    Dismiss Notice

Backup/Restore - 9.3 -> 10.1 - possible?

Discussion in 'Plesk 10.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by Michael MacDonald, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Michael MacDonald

    Michael MacDonald Basic Pleskian

    Jan 17, 2010
    Likes Received:

    I am trying to create an environment for testing migrations. With that in mind, I have created a VM with the folllowing:

    CentOS 5.5 x32
    Plesk 10.1

    My source restore files are coming from:
    Plesk 9.3

    First of all, is this possible - to restore a dump file from Plesk 9.3 to Plesk 10.1?

    If not, the second portion of this question may be irrelevent.

    When trying to restore to the 10.1 system, I use the following to create an ipmap file.

    /usr/local/psa/bin/pleskrestore --create-map DUMP_FILE_NAME -map ipmap.txt

    The command runs for quite a while and seems to be dumping information from the backup file into /var/lib/psa/dump and /tmp/.

    The process ends without creating an ipmap file and stops with the following:
    "The file you are trying to upload is not a valid backup file"

    Since this is a test, I am not so concerned but this certainly brings into question the validity of my process to restore.

    So, the first question is whether it is possible to restore a backup created on 9.3 to a 10.1 system. I am thinking it may not be possible since there is no --create-map switch list in the CLI help for the 10.1 pleskrestore command.

    Please advise.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011
  2. IgorG

    IgorG Forums Analyst Staff Member

    Oct 27, 2009
    Likes Received:
    Novosibirsk, Russia