Backups bring peace of mind, but they count against your disk space
limit. You can remove old backups to save disk space. You can also
download backups to your computer. You can upload downloaded backups
back to Plesk and restore them at any time. This topic explains how to
download, upload, and remove backups in Plesk.
Downloading Backups From Plesk
To download a backup from Plesk:
Go to Websites & Domains > Backup Manager and click the
backup you want to download.
If the backup has not been protected with a password, Plesk will
prompt you to do so.
We recommend that you protect the backup by typing a password in the
If you do not want to protect your backup with a password, clear
the “Use password protection” checkbox.
The backup file will be downloaded to the “Downloads” directory
specified in your browser settings. Once the backup has been downloaded,
it is safe to remove it from the server storage.
Uploading Backups to Plesk
To restore a backup you have downloaded, you need to upload it to Plesk
To upload a backup to Plesk:
Go to Websites & Domains > Backup Manager and click
Click Choose File and select the backup file you want to upload.
If the backup file is protected with a password, type it in the
If you do not provide the correct password, the backup will still be
uploaded, but you will be prompted to provide the password again when
you try to restore it.
If the backup is not protected with a password, clear the “Use
password protection (recommended)” checkbox.
The backup file will be uploaded to the Plesk server. Once the backup
has been uploaded, it will appear in the list of backups in the server
You can remove any backup files stored in the server storage and in
Note: All information stored in the removed backup files is lost
permanently. Make sure you only remove backups you no longer need.
To remove backups:
- Go to Websites & Domains > Backup Manager.
- Select the checkboxes corresponding to the backup file or files you
want to remove, and click Remove.