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Can't restore converted Plesk 8.1 Backup to Plesk 9.3

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by japanitrat, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. japanitrat

    japanitrat Guest


    I just reinstalled my server and tried to restore a previously made server-wide Plesk8 backup in Plesk9. I did as told in the migration guide: created a backup in Plesk8 with the "pleskbackup all <file>", converted it with "pre9-backup-convert convert -d /var/lib/psa/dumps <file>" and tried to restore it with "pleskrestore --restore /var/lib/psa/dumps/<backup>.xml -level server"

    Unfortunately, pleskrestore responds with:
    So I tried it with --check-backup command which also says "Backup file has wrong format". On the other hand, when I use pleskrestore with the -i option, it seems to understand at least the backup-structure. Output:

    How can I fix this ASAP?
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 16, 2010
  2. japanitrat

    japanitrat Guest

    As mentioned in http://kb.odin.com/en/6080, I ran "xmllint --noout -schema /usr/local/psa/PMM/plesk.xsd /var/lib/psa/dumps/converted_info_1006161142.xml".

    Output was:
    I removed the element and it the backup now shows up as valid. I tried to restore it, but it seems that the "suspend" option does not work, so the domains become accessible when I am restoring the backup .. furthermore (maybe for this reason), my databases are not restored at all!

    So, up to this point I got everything running, except the databases. No errors are thrown, what could it be?
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 16, 2010
  3. redline

    redline New Pleskian

    Mar 25, 2007
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    i had the same problem i removed the element and now its showing this :(
    wpc4817:/opt/psa/bin# xmllint --noout -schema /usr/local/psa/PMM/plesk.xsd /var/lib/psa/dumps/converted_info_1008150745.xml
    /var/lib/psa/dumps/converted_info_1008150745.xml validates
    wpc4817:/opt/psa/bin# ./pleskrestore --restore /var/lib/psa/dumps/converted_info_1008150745.xml -level server -license -verbose
    Backup file has wrong format
    Dump has critical errors.


    dont know what to do
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2010