Operator: <backup-manager>.

XML Schema: backup.xsd

Plesk version: Plesk 9.0.0 - Plesk Onyx 17.5

XML API version: -

Plesk user: Administrator, customer


Backup is a file containing a copy of data that is used to restore the original. In Plesk XML API, you can manage backups of Plesk accounts or of the entire Plesk server by the backup-manager operator. One backup may be divided into two or more files. You can use Plesk’s storage (local storage) or remote FTP servers to store backup files. Protocols other than FTP are not supported in the current realization.

Backups are divided into four groups:

  • Subscription-level backup. It includes the following:
    • Subscription-related content
    • Subscription configuration (limits and permissions on resources, subscription users, etc.)
  • Customer-level backup. It includes the following:
    • Subscription-level backups of all subscriptions owned by a customer
    • Customer-level configuration which includes configuration of the customer account and its subordinate subscription accounts
  • Reseller-level backup. It includes the following:
    • Customer-level backups of all customers owned by a reseller
    • Reseller-level configuration which includes configuration of the reseller account and customer-level configurations of all its subordinate customer accounts
  • Server-level backup. It includes content of all subscriptions on the server and server-level configuration - configuration of Plesk server and all user accounts.

To back up Plesk data, you need to create a backup task with appropriate arguments defining what will be included into backup. If a backup task is successfully completed, the corresponding backup is created. You can monitor the status of backup tasks or cancel them.

Supported operations

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