Plesk provides opportunities for backing up and restoring nearly all
hosting data, which includes its major objects: administrator account,
settings for Plesk-managed services, reseller accounts, customer
accounts, subscriptions, websites, databases and mail accounts. These
backup objects are organized into a hierarchy where parent object is
always an owner of its children. The hierarchy comprises of four levels:
server, resellers, customers and subscriptions. The levels are
such that a higher level includes objects on the lower levels but a
lower level is completely separated from the higher objects.
You can create either a full or a partial backup. A full backup is the
highest-level backup, it includes all data related to a Plesk
installation. A partial backup includes only backup objects you need, of
any of the levels. For information on available options when creating a
partial backup, refer to the section Defining Data for
Restoring a backup, in turn, can also be either full or partial. Full
restoration recovers all data contained in a backup, and partial
recovers a part. For information on available options when restoring
data from backup, refer to the Defining Objects for
Each backup object includes the following:
- Configuration defines properties of the backup object and its
- Content contains binary data related only to the backup object
(website content and content of mailboxes).
This table shows what data (configuration and content) are related to
each backup object.