How to unpack the contents of a Plesk backup?
Starting from Plesk Obsidian 18.0.40, GZIP compression used in the Plesk backups has been replaced with ZSTD compression to improve performance for backup and restore operations.
To unpack a TZST archive, follow these steps:
Connect to the Plesk server via SSH.
Create a directory where the backup is going to be extracted:
# mkdir /root/backup
--use-compress-program pzstdoption to unpack the archive:
# tar -xvf /var/lib/psa/dumps/domains/example.com/backup_logs_2111250004_2111290004.tzst -C /root/backup/ --use-compress-program pzstd
Download and install the tzst compatible archive manager and use it to extract the files.
7-zip build with TZST support: https://github.com/mcmilk/7-Zip-zstd/releases/tag/v21.03-v1.5.0-R2
- WinRAR v6.x: https://www.win-rar.com