Exporting Backup Files

By default, pleskbackup stores backups in Plesk's backup storage located on the server in /var/lib/psa/dumps/.

Plesk is capable of exporting the created backup as a single .zip file in one of the following ways:

  • to stdout
  • to a local file system
  • to an FTP server

To export the backup as a single file, use the --output-file option. Each particular export mode requires specific option values.

Important: After a backup is exported, pleskbackup removes it from the Plesk's backup storage.

The exported file can also be created uncompressed and/or split into parts of a particular size, just like the files forming the backup in the storage (details).

Exporting to stdout

To export a backup as a file to stdout, use the --output-file option with the stdout value.

For example, to create a backup of a subscription with ID 1 and export it to stdout:

pleskbackup domains-id 1 --output-file stdout
Exporting to a local file system

To export a backup as a file to a local file system, use the --output-file option with a <full-path-to-file>\<file-name> value.

For example, to create a backup of a subscription with ID 1 and export it to the file domain1.tgz located at /usr/local/irregular-backups/ folder:

pleskbackup domains-id 1 --output-file=/usr/local/irregular-backups/domain1.tgz
Exporting to FTP server

To export a backup as a file to an FTP server, use either of the following options:

  • --output-file=ftp://<login>:<password>@<server>/<filepath>
  • --output-file=ftp://<server>/<filepath> --ftp-login=<ftp login> --ftp-password=<ftp password>

You may want to use a passive mode FTP connection if a firewall prevents the export. For this, use the --ftp-passive-mode option.

For example, to create backup of a subscription with ID 1 and export it to an FTP server example.com to the storage/backups/ directory, using johndoe as login and jjFh6gsm as password:

pleskbackup domains-id 1 --output-file=ftp://johndoe:jjFh6gsm@example.com/storage/backups

or

pleskbackup domains-id 1 --output-file=ftp://example.com/storage/backups --ftp-login=johndoe --ftp-password=jjFh6gsm

 

 

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