Migration is stuck at the very beginning with starting migration message and nothing is coming up:
On the target server the
%plesk_dir%varmodulespanel-migratorsessions<datetime>config.inifile contains the following information regarding the user credentials for the target server:
windows-username = "admin"
The specified user does not exist on the target server at Start > Computer Management > Local Users and Groups > Users
Incorrect build-in administrator user is provided for the migration, however no warning was shown.
This is a Plesk bug #PMT-3961 which is planned to be fixed in future Plesk updates.
Until the fix will be available, specify “Administrator” account for both source and target servers:
Connect to the target server via RDP
- Enable built-in Administrator account in Computer Management > Local Users and Groups
- Do the same steps on the source server to enable Administrator account
Log into Plesk on target server and cancel the current migration session in Tools & Settings > Migration & Transfer Manager.
Start a new migration session specifying credentials for built-in Windows Administrator.
Alternative workaround for migration via the command line or via GUI, without finishing current migration session
- Log in to the target server via RDP.
%plesk_dir%varmodulespanel-migratorsessions<datetime>config.inifile: Replace admin user with the server’s built-in administrator login user:
. . .
windows-username = "Administrator"
- Log into Plesk
- Go to Tools & Settings > Migration & Transfer Manager and proceed with the migration.