Scheduling Backups

To schedule backup of the server configuration and all user data:

  1. Click the Server shortcut in the navigation pane.
  2. Click the Scheduled Tasks icon in the Services group.
  3. Click Add New Task.
  4. Specify when to run the backup.

    You can schedule the time using the UNIX crontab entry format. In this format, you can

    To schedule the task to run every Nth period, enter the combination */N, where N is the legal value for this field (minute, hour, day, month). For example, */15 in the Minute field schedules the task to start every 15 minutes.

    You can type the contracted names of months and days of the week, which are the first three letters: Aug, Jul, Mon, Sat, etc. However, the contracted names cannot be separated with commas or used together with numbers.

  5. Specify the command in the Command input box:

    usr/local/psa/bin/pleskbackup all <filename>

    Where the <filename> is a target backup file name with absolute or relative path to its location.

  6. Click OK.

    The data will be backed up without disruption of hosting services and downtime. The resulting backup archive will be placed in the directory you specified.

To schedule backup of a user account and user's sites:

  1. Click the Clients shortcut in the navigation pane.
  2. Click the client name you need.
  3. Click the Backup icon in the Tools group.
  4. Click the Schedule Backup icon in the Tools group.
  5. Specify when and how often to perform backup.
  6. To enable recycling of backup files, clear the Unlimited check box and type the maximum allowed number of files in the repository.

    When this limit is reached, the oldest backup files are removed.

  7. Specify the combination of symbols that backup file names should begin with.

    This will help you distinguish between backup files.

  8. Select the repository where you would like to store the backup file.
  9. To create a multivolume backup, select the respective check box and specify volume size in megabytes.
  10. To save the user account settings, select the Back up client's preferences and account details check box.
  11. Select the domains to back up.
  12. Click the Switch On icon in the Tools group.
  13. Click OK.

To schedule backup of a single domain (web site):

  1. Click the Domains shortcut in the navigation pane.
  2. Click the domain name you need.
  3. Click the Backup icon in the Tools group.
  4. Click the Schedule Backup icon in the Tools group.
  5. Specify when and how often to perform backup.
  6. To enable recycling of backup files, clear the Unlimited check box and type the maximum allowed number of files in the repository.

    When this limit is reached, the oldest backup files are removed.

  7. Specify the combination of symbols that backup file names should begin with.

    This will help you distinguish between backup files.

  8. Select the repository where you would like to store the backup file.
  9. To create a multivolume backup, select the respective check box and specify volume size in megabytes.
  10. Click the Switch On icon in the Tools group.
  11. Click OK.

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