Backing Up Data

To perform a backup of Panel hosting data, you need to execute the pleskbackup utility command that does the following:

  1. Defines the data that need to be backed up.
  2. Defines the way the backup process will be performed.
  3. Defines properties of the files that will be contained in the backup.
  4. Defines options for exporting the backup as a single file.

    Note: Only the first component is obligatory; the others are optional.

The following sections explain the meaning and implementation of each component in detail.

The pleskbackup utility is located in $PRODUCT_ROOT_D/bin/pleskbackup where the $PRODUCT_ROOT_D is /usr/local/psa for RPM-based systems or /opt/psa on DEB-based systems.

To see a complete list of the pleskbackup commands and options, refer to the section Backup Utility Commands and Options.

If the command execution succeeds, a backup is created in the default server backup location, or is exported to a file if exporting options were specified. For details on exporting options, refer to the section Exporting Backup Files. If the command execution fails, a backup is not created.

You can perform advanced configuration of the backup operation through the file $PRODUCT_ROOT_D/admin/share/pmmcli/pmmcli-rc. For more details, refer to the section Defining How the Backup Process Is Performed.

If a backup process fails, you can use its logs for troubleshooting. Each backup process's logs are stored in $PRODUCT_ROOT_D/PMM/logs/backup-YYYY-MM-DD-hh-mm-nnn/, where YYYY-MM-DD-hh-mm is the date and time when the backup was performed and nnn is a randomly generated number.

Next in this section:

Backup Objects: Hierarchy and Volume

Specifying Data for Backing Up

Defining Properties of Files That Compose the Backup

Exporting Backup Files

Defining How the Backup Process Is Performed

Backup Utility Commands and Options