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How to restore plesk 8 backup on plesk 9 server

by admin on October 7th, 2009

Copy backup to plesk9 server and run:

/usr/local/psa/bin/pre9-backup-convert -v convert -d /var/lib/psa/dumps/  /root/plesk8-backup-file

then go to plesk 9 panel and restore the backup from the client and/or precreated domain.

  1. Early Plesk 9 did not ship with migration manager so I had to use this when migrating sites from a Plesk 8 server to a Plesk 9 server. It worked fine.

  2. Thanks for this, work fine for me, plesk 8 backups restored in plesk 9 without problems.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Hi thanks for this code man but tell is it i need shell access for this or there is any other method to run this thing.

  4. admin permalink


    Unfortunately you can’t do that without shell access . you can ask your hosting provider to do that for you (it’s quite easy) as well as you can install a plesk9 in a vmware linux machine (I will not need a license) and copy your backups there , convert them and then upload to your plesk9 account.

  5. how if I wish to downgrade? I want to move my backup file from Plesk 9 and restore in Plesk 8… .any possibility?

    I got an invalid backup file, not recognize nor able to restore… by plesk 8.

    Please help, I hat Plesk 9 which always Hanging … plesk 8 work pretty good.


  6. admin permalink


    there is no need to downgrade plesk9 to plesk8 . plesk9 is working well , maybe it uses a bit more memory but it is fine. what exactly hangs on your plesk?
    so, as far as I know you can’t convert plesk9 backup to plesk8 backup (see
    also when you upgrade to plesk 9 your plesk license automatically upgrades to plesk9 license (same for plesk 9.5 , last version) and maybe only your provider can roll back you license.

  7. Hi,

    thanks for this advice. This really helped me and saved hours of time.


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