Unable to rename the domain: A virtual directory with the specified name already exists.

Created:

2016-11-16 13:20:19 UTC

Modified:

2017-04-24 11:24:04 UTC

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Unable to rename the domain: A virtual directory with the specified name already exists.

Applicable to:

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

Symptoms

Domain renaming in Plesk fails with error:

Error: Unable to rename the domain: A virtual directory with the specified name already exists.

Cause

The required folder already exists in vhosts directory.

Resolution

Rename/remove the folder with the same name in vhosts directory.

For Linux, the folder may be also located in /var/www/vhosts/system/ directory.

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