Restore a Plesk Backup with Control Suite

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Restore a Plesk Backup with Control Suite
Dedicated server customers have the ability to use Control Suite to restore a website from a Plesk backup. If you are a shared hosting client, please contact the support department to have your website restored.

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


The process involves three major steps:
  • Get the backup file.
  • Extract the files to the appropriate location.
  • Use Control Suite's Migrate tool to restore the backup.
Get the Backup File:
 
Plesk 12.5:
  1. Connect to your server with Remote Desktop (RDP.)
  2. Log into Plesk
  3. Navigate to Backup Manger where the backup was taken.
  4. Click on the Plesk 12.5 Backup Manager Download icon icon to the right of the backup and then save the file to your server.

Plesk 11.x and 12:
  1. Connect to your server with Remote Desktop (RDP.)
  2. Log into Plesk
  3. Navigate to Backup Manger where the backup was taken.
  4. Click on the  icon to the right of the backup and then save the file to your server.
Plesk 9.x:
  1. Connect to you server with Remote Desktop (RDP).
  2. Log in to Plesk.
  3. Navigate to the Backup Manager where the backup was taken.
  4. Click on the Disk Icon plesk 9.x icon to the right of the backup and then save the file to your server.
 
Extract the Backup Files:
 
Plesk 12.x:
  1. Open the zip file.
  2. Open the zip file named xxxxxx_user-data_xxxxxxxxxx.zip.
  3. Copy the httpdocs folder to the c:\Backups\[DomainName]\[nameofBackup] folder.
  4. Go back to the downloaded  zip file.
  5. Open the Databases folder.
  6. Each folder contains a different database, usually there is only one folder.
  7. For the folder with the same name as the site's database, open it and then open the zip file contained in there.
  8. Copy the .tmp file to the same directory you moved the httpdocs folder to above.
  9. Rename the .tmp file to the database name followed by .bak for future reference.
Plesk 11.x:
  1. Open the zip file.
  2. Open the zip file named xxxxxx_vhost_xxxxxxxxxx.zip.
  3. Copy the httpdocs folder to the c:\Backups\[DomainName]\[nameofBackup] folder.
  4. Go back to the downloaded  zip file.
  5. Open the Databases folder.
  6. Each folder contains a different database, usually there is only one folder.
  7. For the folder with the same name as the site's database, open it and then open the zip file contained in there.
  8. Copy the .tmp file to the same directory you moved the httpdocs folder to above.
  9. Rename the .tmp file to the database name followed by .bak for future reference.
Plesk 9.x:
  1. Open the Zip file.
  2. Open the phosting folder.
  3. Open the zip file name xxxxxx_vhost_xxxxxxxxxx.zip
  4. Copy the httpdocs folder to the c:\Backups\[DomainName]\[nameofBackup] folder.
  5. Go back to the downloaded  zip file.
  6. Open the Databases folder.
  7. Each folder contains a different database, usually there is only one folder.
  8. For the folder with the same name as the site's database, open it and then open the zip file contained in there.
  9. Copy the .tmp file to the same directory you moved the httpdocs folder to above.
  10. Rename the .tmp file to .bak and the name to the database name for future reference.
You have now downloaded and extracted the Plesk backup and placed it in your c:\Backups folder.  From here you can perform a normal Control Suite restoration.  See How to Restore a DotNetNuke Website from a Control Suite Backup.

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