Exporting Backup Files

By default, pleskbackup stores backups in Plesk's backup storage located on the server in %plesk_dir%\Backup\.

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

  • to stdout
  • 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 stdout value.

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 <full-path-to-file>\<file-name> value.

For example, to create backup of a subscription with ID 1 and export it to the file domain1.zip located at c:\tmp folder:

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:

  • --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 passive mode FTP connection in case 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 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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