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Plesk backup / restore best practice

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by pstechnology, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. pstechnology

    pstechnology Guest

    I have taken a full backup of my Plesk 8.2.1 server using the command:

    /usr/local/psa/bin/pleskbackup all /var/backup/fullbackup.bak

    I now have a large file containing all my Plesk data, right?

    So, according to the Plesk Backup and restore guide, when I restore I need to create a map file. Should this be done after creating the backup file so that the 2 can be kept together for future use, or is the map file something that is relevant to the time of the restore only?

    When I create the map file anyway, I get a very lengthy message


    I thought I would be clever and create a text file containing names of domains I want to backup. I then use the command:

    /use/local/psa/bin/pleskbackup domains /var/backup/domains.bak -f=/var/backup/domainlist.txt

    This fails with a messaage saying it cannot find the domains /var/backup/domains.bak.

    I have tried switching the parameters around to no avail.

    Does anyone have any pointers to these issues, or if i am tacking this in the wrong way.

    Many thanks :)