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Backing up and restoring sites in Plesk

This article discusses site backups and restores in Plesk. By backing up your sites, you can help ensure that in the event of a problem, you can restore them quickly and easily.

Backing up your site

To watch a video that demonstrates the following procedure, please click below:

To back up your site in Plesk, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Websites & Domains:

    Plesk - Sidebar - Websites and Domains

  3. In the right sidebar, click Backup Manager.
  4. On the Backup Manager page, click Back Up.
  5. Under Backup content, in the Back up section, select what you want to include in the backup.
  6. In the Type section, select whether you want a full backup or incremental backup.
  7. Under Backup settings, customize the backup settings that you want to use.
  8. Click OK. Plesk starts the backup immediately.
Scheduled backups

The previous procedure demonstrates how to run an immediate backup. You can also schedule backups to run at predefined intervals in the future. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Websites & Domains:

    Plesk - Sidebar - Websites and Domains

  3. In the right sidebar, click Backup Manager.
  4. On the Backup Manager page, click Schedule.
  5. On the Scheduled Backup Settings page, under Schedule, select when you want the backup to run.
  6. Select the type of backup, and for how long you want to keep the backup files.
  7. Under Backup settings, customize the backup settings that you want to use.
  8. Click OK. Plesk configures the scheduled backup.

Restoring your site

To restore your site from a backup, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    If you do not know how to log in to your Plesk account, please see this article.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Websites & Domains:

    Plesk - Sidebar - Websites and Domains

  3. In the right sidebar, click Backup Manager.
  4. Click the backup you want to restore.
  5. Under Backup content, next to What do you want to restore?, select one of the following options:
    • Selected objects: Select this option if you want to restore specific items.
    • All objects (entire system): Select this option if you want to restore the entire site.
  6. Under Restoration options, customize the restore settings that you want to use.
  7. Click Restore. Plesk restores the backup.

More Information

To view the official Plesk documentation regarding backups and restores, please visit http://docs.plesk.com/en-US/onyx/customer-guide/advanced-backing-up-and-recovering-websites.69566.