I am having issues with the plesk backup manager. I set up my personal FTP personal repository in tools & settings, then backup manager. My ftp is secure with a specific port. here are my options:
FTP server hostname or IP: myipaddress":"port without quotes. Directory for backup files storage: complete also used /complete. Both correct username and password
Use passive mode checked Use FTPS checked Use password protection checked
Here is my scenario:
Personal FTP repository backups are set up with:
Create a multivolume backup Volume size: 2047 Store backup in: Personal FTP Repository max number of backups: 1
For some reason when I manually backed up the server with server repository, my storage went from 14gb to 6gb.. I have zero backups in both server repository and personal FTP repository because I deleted them. Now its stuck at 6gb, which seems that the backup is stored somewhere in the system and is not deleted.Where can I find this backup? I am using CentOS.
After starting back up in plesk 11.5 I get this error after some time...
Runtime error: Export dump to FTP failed at /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/plesk_agent_manager line 727. at /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/plesk_agent_manager line 727 main::perform('verbose', 4, 'owner-type', 'server', 'split-size', undef, 'session-path', '/usr/local/psa/PMM/sessions/2014-06-27-025357.825', 'description', ...) called at /usr/local/psa/admin/bin/plesk_agent_manager line 1319
The backup was stored in Server Repository and was also uploaded to ftp....
Backup file size in server repository : 169 MB In personal repository showed in plesk :169 MB File size shown in FTP in backup server : 169.08MB
I want to restore a database from my repository. In the backup manager (root) I have Server repository & Personal FTP Repository. The personal repository I set to backup every day. The server repository I don't know where to set the backup option. There seems to be some random backups every 2 weeks or so.
In the personal ftp repository I have the backups of the last 7 days as tar files. When I want to radio button "Selected objects" it can not me highlighted. I am on plesk 12.0.18. (I ticked "Restore this backup despite the fact that it does not have a valid signature")In the server depository the files are .xml and there I can select what to restore but the backups are not current. I need the database from yesterday.How can I make my personal backups selectable?
The Problem: I'm trying to set up an automatic backup to an ftp server using ftps (as configured in the personal ftp repository). Copying the files fails however.
The things I checked: The Plesk management website can't show the target folder's contents. The only error I get is Error-Code "1". The ftp server (a synology NAS) logs the ftp access: Credentials are correct, session is terminated after transferring 0 Bytes. Each failed backup leaves a 0-Byte .tar file on the Backup folder. If I disable ftps and go with plain ftp, everything works just fine.
Our previous generation Plesks (v11 and lower) can utilize ftps for backup (to the same ftp server) without a hitch.
Additional considerations: Since the WebServer is on a hosted machine and file transfer has to be done across the internet, unsecured transport is not an option.
"Transport error: unable to list directory: Curl error: Couldn't connect to server".
This happens when I enter ftp settings for the Personal FTP Repository. I'm sure the ftp server is fine. I have it already set on other domains. It connects backs-up just fine.
I've noticed two things when connecting to the FTP server it automatically issues PASV and does nothing else. It also connects using the secondary ip which I guessing it should. Micro Update 5 is installed.
Plesk Panel 12 uses a proftpd FTP server, with the TLS module pre-installed and configured.
Many questions and/or problems arise when trying to connect to the FTP server over a FTPS connection. In (almost) all cases, the disability to connect with FTPS is due to
a) the lack of configuration of passive ports, AND b) firewall settings, enabling connections through before mentioned passive ports.
The passive port range can be configured by
adding a line to /etc/proftpd.conf, stating: "PassivePorts <start> <end>", OR adding a separate file with name <filename>.conf to /etc/proftpd.d/, with the contents of <filename>.conf stating: "PassivePorts <start> <end>"
And note that
- <start> is the first port of the port range, in theory any value above 1050 can suffice, - <end> is the last port of the port range, any value below 65000 (!) can suffice, - the extension .conf is required when using a separate config file, - the directory location /etc/proftpd.d/ is required when using a separate config file, - one should always limit the port range, i.e. it is not desirable to open up a lot of ports, - it is desirable to have the <start> value above 20000, in order to prevent conflicts with other programs, using a specific port (for instance, port 8443 is also being used), - it is not necessary to restart proftpd after configuring the passive ports.
The firewall settings have to be changed to allow connections through the passive ports that have been opened for FTPS connections and note that
- only open up the port range (not more) in the firewall settings, - it is only necessary to open up ports in the firewall settings of the FTP server, - it is not required to open up ports in the firewall settings of the sending server. Many issues have been arising when setting up the FTP Backup Repository.
In general, the passive mode checkbox has to be selected, when encountering issues.
The explicit use of the passive mode allows for proper configuration of the FTP Backup Repository and note that it does not matter whether FTPS or normal FTP will be used.
I host a number of large sites (20GB+) on my VPS server running Centos6 and Plesk Panel 12. Due to the large sites I don't want to keep multiple backups on the actual server because it would take too much disk space. When I create a backup to the server's repository all is good, but when I click the green arrow to download the backup it takes a long time and then it fails with a timeout error. On some smaller sites it takes a while but eventually downloads the tar.
So my question: Is it possible to access the Server Repository via FTP? How and where would I set this up? Presumably it would be a better way to download these large archive files?
keep a local and remote backup of certain subscriptions or at least have a full server backup on FTP.
I have a livedrive.com reseller account which allows be to quite cheaply add 512GB of remote storage accessible through SFTP, FTP and WebDAV. I created this partition and added it as a server-level FTP repository in Plesk 12 (latest build). During testing I added a firewall exception for traffic on the FTP IP-address and figured that I had to put the FTP repository in passive mode to properly connect.
After setting this up I ran a configuration only backup to test if everything was working properly. The backup was created properly and can be accessed through the FTP as well: success!
My second test was running a full server backup through the manager. The ±40GB file was created properly (I could see my disk usage increase and decrease through new relic monitoring) and supposedly transferred to the FTP repository according to Plesk.
When I look at the FTP or the Plesk Backup Manager both indicate that the full server backup is 0kb in size.
After this issue I figured: I really don't care about a full server backup, I mostly care about a specific set of subscriptions that have new content on a daily basis and need to be backed up properly as well. Those subscriptions are already on a daily or weekly backup scheme that places backups on the local repository.
What I would eventually like to do is create daily or weekly backups on the local repository and create weekly or monthly backups on the FTP repository for those specific subscriptions, but unfortunately you cannot (by default) setup Plesk to automatically backup to local and remote based on different or even the same intervals.
And this is the more important question: How to be able to create/setup a backup automation that keeps local and remote backups for the same or different intervals? Either through the Plesk interface, a plugin or a script?
Running Plesk 12 on CentOS 6.6
Just tried running the same server wide backup, but this time as a multivolume backup. This resulted in the following error:
I'm using Plesk 12.0.18 on a virtual container powered by Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, and I cannot get the FTP (personal repository) working.In my settings, I've unchecked Passive mode (as the VPS is configured with the Virtuozzo firewall) yet Plesk still seems to test the connection with passive mode, which I know will fail. However active FTP on the command-line works fine.
Saving the repository fails with (after a hang): Transport error: unable to list directory: Curl error: Couldn't connect to server If the "directory" doesn't exist on the FTP server it fails immediately, so the connection is working, and it seems to be on the "dir/ls" command that it fails - which is a symptom it's using Passive mode.
According to the Panel log file, Plesk issues the below command:
Note the "--use-ftp-passive-mode" even though "passive mode" is UNCHECKED in the UI.
From a terminal:
# ftp ftp.hidrive.strato.com Connected to ftp.hidrive.strato.com (18.104.22.168). 220 Another visitor. Stay a while... Name (ftp.hidrive.strato.com:root): xxx 331 FTP login okay, send password. Password: 230 User logged in, proceed.
I run a server and have ONLY problems if i am sending mails to domains hosted by google ...
OSUbuntu 12.04.5 LTS Plesk version12.0.18 Update #24, last updated at Nov 20, 2014 06:32 AM
Here a little bit about my configuration:
a) I have set a Reverse DNS (xyz.mydomain1.com) - My hostname! b) i run 4 domains on this server (mydomain1, mydomain2, mydomain3, mydomain4) c) my DNS settings are made by myself in my Domain Provider account d) i also set SPF records and i use Domain Keys
Everything works like a charm but following now the outputs with my problems:
For some time now the Autoinstaller fails and the Plesk control panel becomes inoperable until I run the stop and then start command for the plesk control panel. Looking at the error log: autoinstaller3.log I see the following output:
WARNING: Third-party Yum repository 'atomic' is enabled, installation may fail.
Since you use one or more 3rd-party repos (say, atomic), be careful when installing different package versions from different repos as this may lead to installation failures. For example, you may encounter a problem if you first install PHP from a 3rd-party repo and then upgrade it using the Parallels repo. To avoid such situations, install and upgdare packages from the same repo.
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/psa/bin/yum_install", line 194, in <module> main() File "/usr/local/psa/bin/yum_install", line 189, in main
The Yum utility failed to install the required packages.Attention! Your software might be inoperable.contact product technical support.Click to expand...
I have to move a lot of customers from old home-grown server setup to a plesk panel powered server.I want to use the CLI to do this and wondered if there was a tutorial showing how to setup the customer and add the subscription/hosting plan for that customer?
I looked over the docs and tested them, but the service plan never shows that hosting is added.
I have Plesk 12 with bind. Currently I have 2 ips on same server, so the 2 name servers are on same machine. When I installed it I didn't do any extreme thing, it just worked.I purchased an other server, because I need it for development. I would like to setup the new server as secondary dns server. I don't use Plesk on the new server.How can I setup this with record sync? I'm using ubuntu ...
I would like to setup a caching Bind nameserver for which I need to modify the file /etc/named.conf. The file is automatically created by Plesk however and I am unable to find information on how to modify the file in Plesk.
Code: #ATTENTION! # #DO NOT MODIFY THIS FILE BECAUSE IT WAS GENERATED AUTOMATICALLY, #SO ALL YOUR CHANGES WILL BE LOST THE NEXT TIME THE FILE IS GENERATED. // $Id: named.conf,v 22.214.171.124 2001/10/15 07:44:36 kap Exp $