Exporting Backup Files
pleskbackup stores backups in Plesk's backup storage located on the server in
Plesk is capable of exporting the created backup as a single
.zip file in one of the following ways:
- to local file system
- to FTP server
To export backup as a single file, use the
--output-file option. 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 not compressed and/or split in parts of a particular size, just as the files composing backup in storage (details).
Exporting to stdout
To export a backup as file to
stdout, use the
--output-file option with the
For example, to create backup of a subscription with ID 1 and export it to stdout:
pleskbackup --domains-id 1 --output-file stdout
Exporting to local file system
To export a backup as a file to local file system, use the
--output-file option with a
For example, to create backup of a subscription with ID 1 and export it to the file domain1.zip located at
pleskbackup --domains-id 1 --output-file="c:\tmp\domain1.zip"
Exporting to FTP server
To export a backup as a file to an FTP server, use either of the following options:
You may want to use passive mode FTP connection in case a firewall prevents the export. For this, use the
For example, to create backup of a subscription with ID 1 and export it to 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
pleskbackup --domains-id 1 --output-file=ftp://example.com/storage/backups --ftp-login=johndoe --ftp-password=jjFh6gsm