Restore a Server using a Snapshot Backup


  • Applies to: DV 4.0
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Snapshot Backup, Plesk administrator or root access
  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Snapshot Backup, Plesk administrator or root access
  • Applies to: DV Developer
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Snapshot Backup, Plesk administrator or root access
  • Applies to: (ve)
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Snapshot Backup, Plesk administrator or root access

Overview

If your server configuration has become corrupted, compromised by hackers, or if you happen to accidentally lose important data, you can restore your server to a previous state using the Snapshot Backup tool.

NOTE

You can purchase up to 5 total Snapshot Backup slots via the AccountCenter. For instructions, please read this article: Purchase a Snapshot Backup.

CAUTION

  • You can only restore via the Snapshot Backup if you have made a previous snapshot backup.
  • Restored data will revert to the date and time of the snapshot backup.
  • All data on the server since the backup was created will be lost.

Instructions

  1. Sign into the Plesk Power User Panel as admin or root.
  2. Click on the Maintenance tab on the left.


    Click on Maintenance.

  3. Select the correct backup from the list, then click on Restore Container.
    WARNING: This will wipe the current content of your server and replace it with the backup content.

  4. Select your backup from the list, then click Restore Container.
  1. If you are in the Service Provider view (you have a left nav), complete the following.
    • Under Server Management, click Tools & Settings then click Manage Your Computer.
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    • The Parallels Power Panel login screen will display.
  2. If you are in the Power User view, the Control Panel is open.
    • On the Websites & Domains tab, next to your domain name, click Hosting Settings.
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    • Select the Server tab.
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    • Under Server Management, click Manage Your Container.
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    • The Parallels Power Panel login screen will display.
  3. Log into the Plesk Power User Panel as admin or root.
    backup_power_panel_login
  4. Under Management, click Maintenance.
    backup_maintenance
  5. Select the correct backup from the list, then click on Restore Container.
    WARNING: This will wipe the current content of your server and replace it with the backup content.

  6. Select your backup from the list, then click Restore Container.
  1. Log into your (ve) Power Panel. For instructions and screenshots, please see: How do I access my Parallels Power Panel?
  2. From the left navigation menu, click on Maintenance.
  3. Under the Backups tab, check the box next the back up you'd like to use.
    WARNING: This will wipe the current content of your server and replace it with the backup content.
  4. Click the Restore Container button.
  5. You will receive a confirmation message that your restoration has been scheduled. For additional information, you may click the Details.
  1. Log into your Parallels Power Panel. For instructions and screenshots, please see: How do I access my Parallels Power Panel?
  2. From the left navigation menu, click on Maintenance.
  3. Under the Backups tab, check the box next the back up you'd like to use.
    WARNING: This will wipe the current content of your server and replace it with the backup content.
  4. Click the Restore Container button.
  5. You will receive a confirmation message that your restoration has been scheduled. For additional information, you may click the Details.

Your restoration will now start. It may take some time to complete, depending on how much data is included in your backup.

NOTE

All data between the time you made your last backup and now will be lost.

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