How to backup and restore your WordPress site with Plesk

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In this podcast I’ll show you how to backup and restore your website with Plesk 11.5.

Backup and Restore in Plesk can be very easy and straightforward – and it’s fantastic when it works. There are cases though when it does not, so here are few things to keep in mind.

  • Automatic backups may fill up your disk space if they’re not automatically deleted.
  • Email notifications may arrive with delay. If you have the time, use the “refresh”option in Plesk and keep an eye on it yourself.
  • FTP backups to other servers can be very temperamental. Anything over 1GB in size may time out on its way to the FTP server, in which case you’ll get an error message and a local backup only. I did not cover FTP backups in this podcast.

As you can imagine, we’ve only scratched the surface of this feature. Feel free to ask questions below, or check out the Plesk Documentation here:

6 thoughts on “How to backup and restore your WordPress site with Plesk”

  1. Hi Abhijeet, restoring a subscription to another server will only work with FTP backups. In the latest version of Plesk, I believe you also need to give your backup a password so that it can be restored on another server (without a password the restore won’t work – for security reasons).

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