Where are the Backup Files in Plesk?

By default, they’re located in

/var/lib/psa/dumps

It’s useful to clear this directory out every once in a while, especially because Plesk doesn’t overwrite old backups.

So if you ever find that you’re using 60GB of storage on your system, but are fully aware that your entire site shouln’t be bigger than 100MB, then this is a good place to start looking.





Jay is the CEO and founder of WP Hosting, a boutique style managed WordPress hosting and support service. He has been working with Plesk since version 9 and is a qualified Parallels Automation Professional. In his spare time he likes to develop iOS apps and WordPress plugins, or draw on tablet devices. He blogs about his coding journey at http://wpguru.co.uk and http://pinkstone.co.uk.