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How to Backup the Plesk Configuration

The Plesk Control Panel provides an easy method for restoring it’s domain settings, in the event a domain is accidentally deleted or removed. Though the process must first be manually completed, once it is done, a scheduled task can be created to routinely back up your Plesk settings.

First, log in to Plesk as ‘useradmin‘, and under the Files heading, click on ‘Backup Manager‘.

On the top of the page, click the option for ‘Back Up‘.

In the ‘Add prefix to backup name‘, you can provide a custom name for the backup task. Please note that the prefix cannot contain any spaces.

You will also have options for ‘Create Multivolume Backup‘, in which you can limit the file size of the backup files. We recommend leaving this unchecked. You can set an email address for an automated notification once the backup is complete.

In the Backup Content, you can select what you wish to have backed up, either just the configuration of Plesk, or the content, as well.

Once you your desired selections in place, click ‘Back Up‘. The process will then begin. Depending on whether you elect to back up content in addition to configuration, the amount of time it will take for the backup to complete will vary. You can click the ‘Refresh‘ button to check the progress.

Once complete, you will see an XML file in the available list of backup files. You have now successfully backed up your Plesk configuration, and it can be restored at any time.

If you need any assistance with this process, or encounter any issues, please don’t hesitate to contact our Technical Support Department.

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