Plesk migration fails with error: Service dns is not started on target Plesk server

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2016-11-16 13:07:32 UTC

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2017-08-08 13:22:26 UTC

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Plesk migration fails with error: Service dns is not started on target Plesk server

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.5 for Windows

Symptoms

Plesk Migrator fails with the following error, while checking services on the destination server:

Services' Issues
***
|
|- Service 'dns on target Plesk server'
| |
| `- error: Service 'dns' is not started on target Plesk server.
| Make sure that the service is started.
***
[ERROR] ABORT (by exception): check services on target servers

Cause

DNS server is not installed or not started on the destination server.

Resolution

  1. Go to Plesk > Tools & Settings > Updates and Upgrades and install either BIND DNS Server or Microsoft DNS Server.

  2. Go to Plesk > Tools & Settings > Services Management and start the DNS service.

Note: If DNS service is not required, skip services check by disabling this option in Plesk Migrator UI or in CLI adding --skip-services-checks

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