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How to speed up a Plesk migration?




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    Unknown User

    Plesk onyx restore is very slow than before. 80 mbs takes around 20 minutes before it used to be 1 or 2 maximum.

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    Ivan Postnikov

    Hello @James,

    Such behavior is not typical for Plesk Onyx.

    To investigate the issue consider contacting technical support.

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    Sathiya (Edited )

    I have migrated below data it takes 18 hours to complete its really slow even both servers in same network.

    Both server having dedicated 3 MBPS connection speed

    Disk usage 52.7 GB 
    Traffic 4.65 GB 
    Active domains 130 
    Domains 151 
    Subdomains 68 
    Mailboxes 336 
    Forwarders 0 
    Mail groups 42 
    Auto-replies 7 
    Mailing lists 0 
    Web users 0 
    MySQL databases 64 
    MSSQL databases 62

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    Alexandr Bashurov


    Migration speed may differ based on the many factors, such as the type of data transferred.
    IO operations on small files, for example, tend to be way slower due to the way how file systems work.

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    MediaStroke (Edited )

    You can speedup this by following steps

    1. Copy your subscription folders from C:\inetpub\vhosts and put those directly on new server and keep somewhere other than C:\inetpub\vhosts
    2. Move/Delete Copied Subscriptions from old server
    3. Now Create and Download Backup from old server( Tools > Backup Manager )
    4. To Restore accounts Run This command on new server from cmd  ( plesk bin pleskrestore --restore C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\backup_info_2005050516.xml.zip -level server -ignore-sign -ignore-backup-password ) here the backup file is backup_info_2005050516.xml.zip
    5. Once restore complete move subscription folder backup to C:\inetpub\vhosts (ref. step 1)
    6. Done
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    Ivan Postnikov


    Thank you for sharing the scenario you're using.

    However, step 1 still requires manual data transferring and that will still depend on network and hardware speed. Pretty much the same as for migration.

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    The link above to speed up migration doesn't work anymore. (https://support.plesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002473293 - "You're not authorized to access this page") The migration process was working fine in the past. Super fast with NVME drives and plenty of CPU, RAM and minimum 1G dedicated network for migration. Right now it's a nightmare and runs on a single thread only. Disabling the PSA Backup low prio limitation doesn't seem to help.

    So how can one speed up migration ?


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