Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 080211.17 for Plesk 8.3 for Windows Release Notes


  1. Introduction
  2. Installation Instructions
    1. Before Installation
    2. Software Requirements
    3. Installation Steps
  3. What's New
  4. Known Problems and Limitations
  5. Contact Information

1. Introduction

Thank you for downloading this release of Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) for Plesk for Windows.

This file contains information that supplements the PMM documentation such as software requirements, information on new features, corrected bugs, known problems, etc. This file was updated with the latest information available at release time.

2. Installation Instructions

Refer to the product installation instructions and the product user manual.

Visit the SWsoft, Inc. web site at for more information, for example:

2.1. Before Installation

The computer to which you want to migrate your data is referred to as "Plesk server", and the computer which has the data you want to migrate as "source server".

Install Plesk for Windows on the Plesk server, if you have not installed it yet.

If an older version of Plesk Migration Manager is installed on your Plesk server and/or source server, uninstall it (in both locations, if applicable).

We strongly recommend that you create a full system backup of the entire servers before you start the migration process. Also, you may want to back up your existing Plesk installation using the Plesk Backup utility.

There are two setup programs that you need to run to install programs for carrying out the migration (example for Plesk 8.3): pmm83_buildXXXX.XX.msi and pmm_agent_buildXXXX.XX.msi. Install pmm83_buildXXXX.XX.msi on Plesk server and pmm_agent_buildXXXX.XX.msi on source host.

Important: When performing migration from Unix/Linux servers, you need to install only pmm83_buildXXXX.XX on the Plesk server.

2.2. Software Requirements

Before starting the migration, the following requirements should be met:

If you plan to use Microsoft SQL Server support in Plesk for Windows or if Microsoft SQL Server databases are used on the source server and should be migrated to Plesk server, Microsoft SQL Server should be installed on the Plesk server and configured to use standard or mixed security mode.


2.3. Installation Steps

  1. Log in to Plesk server as "Administrator" or another user with Administrator's privileges.
  2. Change your working directory to the directory where PMM for Plesk 8.3 for Windows distribution resides.
  3. Run the installer.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. Migration Manager icon appears on the 'Server' page of the Plesk Control Panel. Note that when installed, it is available only to Plesk Administrator.

3. What's New

3.1 Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 080211.17 for Plesk 8.3

  1. [+] Migration to Plesk 8.3
  2. [+] Remote migration agent for Helm 4
  3. [+] Remote migration agent for Ensim Pro for Linux
  4. [+] Remote migration agent for cPanel 11
  5. [+] FTP content Migration

3.2 Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 070723.19 for Plesk 7.5.6, 7.6, 8.1, 8.2

  1. [+] Migration to Plesk 8.2

3.3 Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 070504.17 for Plesk 7.5.6, 7.6, 8.1.0, 8.1.1

  1. [+] Migration to Plesk 8.1.1
  2. [+] Remote migration agent for DNS Settings Migration

3.4 Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 070117.15 for Plesk 7.5.6, 7.6, 8.1

  1. [+] Migration to Plesk 8.1
  2. [+] Remote migration agent for Plesk for Unix 8.0, 8.1
  3. [+] Remote migration agent from one Plesk for Windows installation to another.
  4. [+] Remote migration agent for Ensim 5.0, 10.0
  5. [+] User Databases and ODBC Data Sources Migration

3.5 Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 060809.17 for Plesk 7.6

  1. [+] Migration to Plesk 7.6

3.6 Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 060712.14 for Plesk 7.5.6

  1. [+] Remote migration agent for cPanel for Unix
  2. [+] Remote migration agent for E-Mail Content Migration

3.7 Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 060516.19 for Plesk 7.5.6

  1. [+] Remote migration agent for IIS version 5 and 6

3.8 Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 060317.12 for Plesk 7.5.6

  1. [+] Remote migration agent for Plesk for Unix Version 2.5.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.1 - 7.5.4
  2. [+] Remote migration agent for Ensim 3.6

3.9 Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 060203.12 for Plesk 7.5.6

  1. [+] Remote migration agent for Ensim 4.0

3.10 Plesk Migration Manager (PMM) build 051125.14 for Plesk 7.5.6

  1. [+] Remote migration module
  2. [+] Remote migration agent for Helm 3.1.x and 3.2.x


[+] new feature

[-] bug fixed or removed

[*] bug fixed and improvement made

4. Known Problems and Limitations

  1. You should use Migration Manager and Migration Agent with the same build number. Note: This is not necessary when performing migration from Unix/Linux servers.
  2. You should have access with Administrator's privileges to source host.
  3. You should have Plesk license key with limits sufficient for migrating all the necessary data from the source host.
  4. During the migration process, some logins and passwords can be automatically changed. Information about such changes is contained in the AdminMigration.log file. For details on working with the migration log, refer to the Plesk Migration Manager Administrator's Guide .
  5. User databases are successfully migrated only if they are located on the source server, not on another remote server. If source hosting platform uses remote DBMS'es for storing user databases, you can do the following before the migration: Perform manual databases dump on that remote servers, and then restore the dump on the DBMS installed on the source server, providing that the the source hosting panel is configured to use this local DBMS. Alternatively, you can restore the database dump right to the DBMS that is used by Plesk and installed on the Plesk server. Refer to the Plesk Migration Manager Administrator's Guide for additional information.
  6. You should have enough free disk space for storing the dump of migration objects configuration, domains, and databases content.

5. Contact Information

SWsoft Headquarters
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Herndon, VA 20171 USA
Phone: +1.703.815.5670, Fax: +1.703.815.5675


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