[How to] How to migrate huge Plesk server using backup manager on Linux?

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2016-11-16 13:01:58 UTC

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[How to] How to migrate huge Plesk server using backup manager on Linux?

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux

Symptoms

How to migrate huge Plesk server using backup manager on Linux?

Resolution

It is recommended to migrate via Plesk Backup Manager . If backup of the source server is extremely big (more than 10GB in size), restoration might fail because of exceeded timeout or memory.

It is recommended to migrate domains and clients/resellers one by one.

For example: migrate big domains that belong to a reseller:

  1. Dump the domains and reseller configuration on the source server one by one:
    ~# /usr/local/psa/bin/pleskbackup domains-name example.com --output-file=/tmp/backups/
    ...
    ~# /usr/local/psa/bin/pleskbackup resellers-name reseller --configuration --output-file=/tmp/backups/

Note: If no domains/resellers provided, pleskbackup backs up all resellers on the host.

  1. Move the created archives to the destination server using SCP:

    # scp -P 22 -c blowfish /tmp/backups/backup_* john@example.com:/tmp/backups/
  2. Restore all objects one by one with /usr/local/psa/bin/pleskrestore :

    • Create a map file:

      ~# /usr/local/psa/bin/pleskrestore --create-map <path to backup file> -map <path to mapping file>
    • 213403149 Correct the map file .

    • Restore the domains and reseller from the backups:

      ~# /usr/local/psa/bin/pleskrestore --restore <path_to_backup_file> -level domain -map <path to mapping file>
      ~# /usr/local/psa/bin/pleskrestore --restore <path_to_backup_file> -level resellers -map <path to mapping file>

      Note : after restoration the domains will be assigned admin user on the destination server. Please consider changing domains owner using " Change Subscriber " on the destination host.

Refer to Installation, Upgrade, Migration, and Transfer Guide for more detail about the migration procedure.

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