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How to backup entire server using Psadump

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by qualispace, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. qualispace

    qualispace Regular Pleskian

    Mar 9, 2005
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    I want to take the backup of the entire server using the Psadump utility. Can anybody help me with taking the backup of the entire server? Also let me know how can I restore the backup in case of any emergency.

    Waiting for a reply.

    Nitesh N
  2. thehostmanager

    thehostmanager Guest

  3. jwdick

    jwdick Guest


    It is my understanding that the "Docs" you referred to describing the psadump command does NOT backup everything ( everything including the linux and apache install). It only backups up the domain, clients and psa configurations and domain information that Plesk uses. So quailspace will not get a "full backup" of the "entire" server with this command. But I guess it depends on a definition of "full backup". Someone please correct me if I am wrong (I'm sure you will ):p
  4. thehostmanager

    thehostmanager Guest

    Hi Jack,

    You are right, I overlooked that. What if you run:

    tar cvzf /tmp/DATE_FOLDERNAME.tar.gz /FOLDERNAME

    (You should be able to use / for folder name to back up everything.) That should make a copy of all your files. Be prepared for a long download via FTP though.

    So in conclusion, I don't think you can backup the whole server with psadump (I could be wrong though).

    Jeff Wickenheiser
  5. jwdick

    jwdick Guest

    Thanks Jeff,

    I just wanted to be sure I was not doing a redundant backup. I use psadump but then I tar the important system folders that I want, separately. A pain but the only way I know of getting everything.
  6. jcoulter

    jcoulter Guest

    Not sure how feasible this would be, but what if you used CuteFTP (or similar) that can connect vis SFTP? Log in as root and FTP the works. Will take a LONG time obviously.

    Just a thought.