Plesk restore backup

The data that can be restored with one call of the pleskrestore utility. Target backup file defined for restoration can be of one of the following types:

  •     <info>.xml – backup metadata file, in case of restoring from backup located in Plesk repository
  •    <backup>.<zip|tar> – archived backup file, in case of restoring from exported backup

[box]You can find the the backup files in c:\program files\parallels\plesk\backup\[/box]

plesk-backup-restore

To restore entire server:

pleskrestore restore <backup repository root>/<server>.xml -level server

[box]When the whole server backup is restored, license keys are not restored by default. To restore license keys along with other server content, use the -license option in your restore command.[/box]

To restore entire server with license keys:

pleskrestore --restore <backup repository root>/<server>.xml -level server -license

 

To restore all domains belonging to a reseller:

pleskrestore --restore <backup repository root>/resellers/<reseller ID>/<reseller>.xml -level domains

  

To restore all reseller accounts:

pleskrestore --restore <backup repository root>/<server>.xml -level resellers

       

Applying filter on the specified level

To perform a more selective restore, use a filter (the -filter option) which selects for restore particular objects of the specified level (resellers, clients, domains). The objects are specified by their names, which are domain names, and logins for resellers and clients. The specification can be done as follows:

  • Command line specification. The restore command takes objects identifiers as values of the -filter option defined in the following string: list:<item1>,<item2>,...,<itemN>.
  • File specification. The restore command takes the objects identifiers from the file specified as argument of the -filter option. The file must be in plain text format, and object identifiers are separated by line breaks (i.e., one identifier per line).

  

To restore two resellers from a server backup:

pleskrestore --restore <backup repository root>/<server>.xml -level resellers -filter list:SeanConnery,TomCruise

or

pleskrestore --restore <Upload directory>/<server backup name>.tar -level resellers -filter list:BradPitt,AshtonKutcher

 

To restore two domains owned by Plesk admin:

pleskrestore --restore <backup repository root>/<server>.xml -level domains -filter list:servermanagementplus.com,sample.org

 

To restore client’s several domains defined in a file:

pleskrestore --restore <backup repository root>/resellers/AngLee/clients/LifeOfPi/<client>.xml -level domains -filter <path to the file>/restore-domains.txt

About 

Sreejit is the founder of Server Management Plus. His motto is "If there's an easier way, Why do it any other way" and following it, he has created a lots of automation scripts for the company using which we are able to resolve issue at an extremely fast rate and save lots of time. He has a very keen interest in new technologies and spend most of his free time online researching about it apart from listening music and watching movies.