Plesk 12.x / Windows :: Backup And Restore - After Server Migration Some Settings Not Copied Across
Dec 22, 2014
After a server migration, some critical Plesk settings were not copied across, even though the option to backup/restore panel configuration was used. e.g.
skeleton (vhosts.skel folder)
php.ini (Program Files (x86)ParallelsPleskAdditionalPleskPHP5* folder)
Default site (vhostsdefault folder)
health config (Program Files (x86)ParallelsPleskadminconfcustom-health-config.xml)
Additional Administrator accounts
Is there a way to get these things to backup and restore that I am doing wrong?
Are there other important settings/data that I have missed from that list? I am still paying to keep the old server in case I discover something else!
Using Plesk Backup & Restore for disaster recovery will lose these settings unless they take extra steps. e.g. I now have a simple batch file that copies these files to a private folder on one of the domains before the daily backup kicks in.
When I try to migrate from plesk 11.5 to Plesk 12.0 appears this error "Backup has wrong signature. Restoration prohibited" and migration is not performed . The Plesk 12.0 is a new installation in a new Windows 2012 R2 server.
I am setting up a new server and started to migrate domains from an 11.x plesk server to this new server with plesk 12.x on it. Everything works fine, domains, users, mailboxes, everything is migrated - except the horde settings inside the webmail. I recognized this after my first login into webmail, normally the inbox is shown (I configured my webmaoil this way) but after the migration this setting is lost - including all other settings. How to migrate this settings?
I have daily backups for all accounts setup on our Plesk 11 server and was wondering how I would go about restoring a single database from the backup manager? I could restore the entire zip file, but that would make a mess of any other databases which of course isn't optimal. I see if I download a client's zip file that within the zip_file/databases/db_name there is another zip file which contains a tmp file which for a MySQL database it looks fairly standard, for MSSQL it looks to be in their format but is this what's really necessary? Can I even use those tmp files to restore manually through the Backup Manager -> Database Backup Repository? Why isn't there a simple way for a client to restore a database with the existing backups?
I'm migrating from Plesk 9.5 to 11 and I'm getting the following on my Transfer Pre-Check from within the Migration Manager."The destination DNS server does not support networks in the Transfer Restrictions Template, but some subscriptions have networks in DNS transfer restrictions. The records with network IP addresses in the DNS transfer restrictions will not be restored."
I've gone to Server, DNS Settings, Transfer Restriction Template and added the new server's IP to the list of allowed networks to no avail. I also couldn't find any documentation on what the cause might be.
We are migrating an existing multi-site Windows2003/IIS6 web hosting system with
CFusion8 MS Access backend databases SQL2000 backend databases http and https site access
Windows2012 R2/IIS8.5 with CFusion10 MS Access backend databases (not updated) SQL2014 databases http and https site access
On the new system we are looking to add Plesk12 to give users easier management of their own websites.I am about to install the trail version of Plesk12 WebHOST.I have the following questions:
1. Can we use the plesk migration tool to move the websites from the old IIS6 to the new IIS8.5 server? 2. If not, am I right to think we would migrate from IIS6 to IIS8.5 manually and then import these websites into Plesk12 from the new server? 3. Can I migrate the existing websites piecemeal over onto the new server and into the Plesk control panel at the same time as creating brand new websites under the control panel? 4. Once Plesk is installed on the new IIS server is there a KB article on how to add all these existing websites to Plesk - I could not find one. 5. Is the local windows administrator account used for the install used to run any services?
i have make a full Plesk Backup on my Old Server with Plesk 12.0(Ubuntu) and will restore the Backup on my new Server with Plesk 12.0(CentOS).When i will restore the backup i get this error: "Error: The source file is not a valid XML file. If you supplied an archive file containing a backup from Plesk version 9 or later, then extract the contents of this archive, and process the extracted XML file with the converter. If you want to convert a backup file from a Plesk version earlier than 9, then you first need to process it with the pre9-backup-convert utility, and then process the resulting file with the pre10-backup-convert utility."
I made a backup of my website with plesk backup manager on an external FTP, now I want to restore this backup on a new server which isn't using plesk, for test purposes. I've downloaded the backup (which is in .tar) on my PC, and extracted all files firstly from the general .tar archive, then the user_data from .tgz. Then to extract all the databases (they were in a folder "databases" after I've extracted the general .tar file), I extracted them from database_name_145536536.tgz, then from database_name_145536536.tar, so that now I've a series of "database_name_145536536" files. (145536536 are some example numbers).
I'm interested in restoring both files and mysql databases.
To restore the files, I can simply use the extracted files from the user_data archive.
To restore the mysql databases, I tried to do "mysql -p -u username database_name < file" and everything seemed to work fine.
Is this process ok? Is it 100% safe and sure or I could face some bugs?
I've generated migration files on a source server that runs plesk11.5..I've transfer these files to my new server (plesk 12).I've logged into plesk on the new server, go to migration tool and create a new migration using local files.with chrome dev tools. i can see the following a post request is sent to :
/plesk/ server/migration/start/ the response is a redirection ( http status 303 , location = /admin/backup/restore/type/import/id/migration )a
After several attempts to this url I've got : admin/backup/restore/type/import/id/migration net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS..is there a way to restore the data using the command line ?
Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS Panel version 11.5.30 Update #45
The data stored in roundcube webmail (like contacts and signatures ), located in the database table "roundcubemail", is not transferred when migrating the whole server, customer or the domain that uses it. Also in the backup server, account, domain this data is not included.
I think it's a real problem if a customer with many mailboxes, who only uses roundcube, needs a backup or wants to migrate to another server. Ok, this data could be exported in rounbcube with a few mouse clicks, but itÂ´s not very comfortable. In my opinion this should be included in the backup and also in the migration process (migration manager).
I am trying to restore a backup that Parallels Plesk made (latest version) and I used to get the option at some point to replace everything. Now, I only get the options to select what I want to restore and it fails because it says certain things, domains, content is already there.
I can't find the option anymore that allows me to say replace everything during the backup. Was that removed? If so, I'd really....really like it back.
Warning: Failed deployment of domain localhost.localdomain Warning: Execution of /usr/local/psa/admin/plib/api-cli/domain.php --create localhost.localdomain -owner admin -do-not-apply-skeleton -notify false -guid 4fe5de63-3103-4fa0-a01c-04894e167107 -vendor-guid 75b2fa01-6c6e-4cb2-8f1b-9c69757fd3ec -creation-date 2014-02-13 -ip 220.127.116.11 -ignore-nonexistent-options failed with return code 1. Stderr is An error occurred during domain creation: There are no available resources of this type (domains) left. Requested: 1; available: 0.
I guess the Plesk 12 is the best version of plesk for windows since i work with plesk on version 8.
But the backup task still has a problem, now i can't backup my server using backup manager. If i create a manual task to create backup after few hours the server and plesk just get to slow to use. Only when i remove task i can use back server.
When Parallels create a backup task who's really work ?
How can i backup all my accounts of server in case of crash?
I have a repository backup that I want to partially restore. I see the option "Selected Objects" but it cannot be selected. I'm wondering why that is not an option? I'm also wondering what "restore this backup despite the fact that it does not have a valid signature" means. I see a check box. Is Plesk telling me my backup doesn't have a valid signature? What is the meaning of a "signature"?
- I make changes to the PHP settings but they don't seem to take effect. I even had tried making the changes in the php.ini file, but some of the changes here don't take effect either. I have found similiar posts, but resolutions that work. I have restarted the IIS service after the changes, but this did not change the results I see in phpinfo();.
Examples of Changes Not Taking Effect:
- I changed "error_log" in PHP Settings. phpinfo showed no value for error_log. I changed error_log in php.ini and the change took effect for both local and global. - memory_limit is set to 128M in php.ini. It shows as 32M for local and 128M for global with phpinfo(). No matter what I change this to (some value, "-1", default) in 'PHP Settings', the value does not change for local. - The same problem with 'memory_limit' also occurs for post_max_size. - PHP 5.2 and 5.4 are installed. If I change the version under the 'General' tab, it stays as 5.2.17 in phpinfo(). - I have changed the error_log setting in php.ini and 'PHP Settings', but still nothing is logged in the error_log file with safe_mode on or off (set to local directory). There is a note out there saying that with PHP 5.2, safe_mode on will not write to file. - I have performed IIS Restarts, but this did not make any settings take effect. - I also have tried changing PHP settings under the 'general' and "PHP Settings' tab, both under the website area and the advanced options->Website Scripting and Security. So the 'website' settings would be specific for the website and under 'Website Scripting and Security' would be for the webspace. Changing in either location does not make a difference.
Other Note - I discovered this, because a client was getting a 501 when performing a post, which also sent an email. If he attached a file larger than 7MB to his form, the code would fail with a 501 error. After investigating, the "To" field was blank if a person attached a file larger than 7MB. Defnitely seems to be a memory issue. But since no log file, nor will my settings take effect, I have not been able to resolve this.
PLESK Version - 11.0.9 Update #62 on Windows 2008 and IIS is the web server.