How to Set Up Scheduled Backups in Your Control Panel

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How to Set Up Scheduled Backups in Your Control Panel

If you would like to configure scheduled backups of your website please follow the instructions below.

Note: Although the daily option is available while scheduling your backups, this will be automatically reset to weekly backups by a nightly scheduled task to ease load on both server resources.  If a backup between the weekly scheduled backups is required please contact the Support Department.

See How to Determine Which Version of Plesk Control Panel is Installed on a Server to know which set of directions to follow.

Plesk 12.5

  1. Log in to the Control Panel.
  2. From the Subscriptions tab, click the [domain] you want to set up for ftp backup. (If the correct domain isn't listed, choose it's subscription from the drop down menu in the upper right.)
  3. Select the Websites & Domains tab.
  4. Select the Backup Manager on the right.
  5. Click the Schedule link.
  6. Complete the following required information regarding your scheduled backups:
    • Check Activate this backup task.
    • Select a Backup period (see note above.)
    • Select a day and time to start your backups, as well as the interval (weekly, monthly)
    • Uncheck Use Incremental Backup.
    • Decide how long you wish to retain backups, based on the interval selected.
    • Note: Backups do add to your disk space usage so we do not recommend keeping more than 2 - 3 backups, but this does depend on the size of your site.
    • Check the options for user files and databases.
    • Leave suspend domain until the backup task is completed unchecked.
  7. Click OK.

Plesk 12.X

  1. Log in to the Control Panel.
  2. From the Domains tab, click the [domain] you want to set up for ftp backup. (If the correct domain isn't listed, choose it's subscription from the drop down menu in the upper right.)
  3. Select the Websites & Domains tab.
  4. Select the Backup Manager.
  5. Click the More Actions link.
  6. Select the Scheduled Backup Settings option.
  7. Complete the following required information regarding your scheduled backups:
    • Check Activate this backup task.
    • Select a Backup period (see note above.)
    • Select a time to start your backups.
    • Add a prefix to give your backup (optional).
    • Select the Server Repository radio button. (Only if you have a FTP external server setup)
    • Enter a number of backups to be stored in the Maximum number of backups in the repository field.
      Note: Backups do add to your disk space usage so we do not recommend keeping more than 2 - 3 backups, but this does depend on the size of your site.
    • Leave Domain configuration and content (All configuration and content) selected.
    • Uncheck Suspend domain until backup task is completed option.
  8. Click OK.

 

Plesk 11.X

  1. Log in to the Control Panel.
  2. From the Domains tab, click the [domain] you want to set up for ftp backup. (If the correct domain isn't listed, choose it's subscription from the drop down menu in the upper right.)
  3. Select the Websites & Domains tab.
  4. Select the Backup Manager.
  5. Select the Scheduled Backup Settings option.
  6. Complete the following required information regarding your scheduled backups:
    • Check Activate this backup task.
    • Select a Backup period (see note above.)
    • Select a time to Start your backups.
    • Add a prefix to give your backup (optional).
    • Select the Server Repository radio button.
    • Enter a number of backups to be stored
      Note: Backups do add to your disk space usage so we do not recommend keeping more than 2 - 3 backups, but this does depend on the size of your site.
    • Leave Domain configuration and content (All configuration and content) selected.
    • Uncheck Suspend domain until backup task is completed option.
  7. Click OK.

Plesk 9.X

  1. Log in to the Control Panel and click on the Domains button.
  2. Select your domain.
  3. Click the Backup Manager button.
  4. Select the Scheduled Backup Settings option.
  5. Complete the following required information regarding your scheduled backups:
    • Check Activate this backup task.
    • Select a Backup period.
    • Select a time to Start your backups.
    • Add a prefix to give your backup (optional).
    • Select the Server Repository radio button.
    • Enter a number of backups to be stored.
      Note: Backups do add to your disk space usage so we do not recommend keeping more than 2 - 3 backups, but this does depend on the size of your site.
    • Leave Domain configuration and content (All configuration and content) selected.
    • Uncheck Suspend domain until backup task is completed option.
  6. Click OK.

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