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How to Use the Backup Manager - Plesk

 

This article covers the following procedures for using the Backup Manager in step by step detail:

Note: These examples are using Plesk 18. The steps will be the same for other versions of Plesk; however, the button locations may differ.


Create a Backup of the Plesk Control Panel

To create a new backup:

  1. Go to the Websites & Domains tab:

    Plesk websites & domains section

  2. Select Backup Manager:

  3. From the Tools menu, select the Back Up icon:

    backup icon

  4. Configure the following settings:
    • Choose the Backup type, if it is Full or Incremental backup.
    • Email address to be notified upon completion of the backup task
    • Whether just the domain configuration should be backed up or the domain configuration and site content.
    • Choose whether to use the native MS SQL function.

  5. Click Back Up.

Scheduled Backup Settings

To change the settings for your scheduled backups:

  1. Go to the Websites & Domains tab:

    Plesk Websites and Domains

  2. Select Backup Manager:

    Backup manager section

  3. Select the Schedule tab.

  4. Check the box to Activate this backup task.
  5. Configure the following options:
    • Backup period (daily, weekly, or monthly).
    • Start backup creation time.
    • Set the Backup Settings.
    • Store backup in the Server Storage, or you can configure remote storage.
    • Email address to be notified should any errors arise during the backup task.
    • Choose whether just the domain configuration should be backed up or the domain configuration and site content.
    • Select if native MSSQL backup functionality of possible.

    Scheduled backup settings


 

Upload Backup Files from Your Local Computer to the Server Storage

Note: The files to be uploaded are only specific to backups generated in Plesk.

To upload a file to the Server Storage:

  1. Go to the Websites & Domains tab:

    Plesk Websites & Domains section

  2. Select Backup Manager.

    Backup Manager Section

  3. Click on the Choose File button :

  4. Select Browse and navigate to the backup file. To upload multiple files select Upload more files.
  5. Select whether backup files may be uploaded without a valid signature (choose this option only if the backup source is trusted).
  6. Set a password to protect the backup file if preferred:

  7. Click OK.