How to change the default directory for backups in Plesk

Plesk-LogoBy default the Backup Manager in Plesk stores local backups in /var/lib/psa/dumps.

You can change this location by editing /etc/psa/psa.conf. Find the following block in the file:

Change the path for DUMP_D to your new desired location, then restart Plesk for the changes to take effect:

Alternatively, if you don’t want to make the change, you can mount another volume to the default backup directory (such as an Amazon S3 Bucket).

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