Set up automatic backups

In addition to our Server Full Backups, the Plesk Control Panel offers an easy way to perform manual or automatic backups of individual subscriptions or all subscriptions. You can create an unlimited number of backups based on your server capacity. Alternatively, you can use our storage-box-solution to store your Plesk backups on a separate storage.

Automatic backups for subscriptions

First log in to the desired Plesk Control Panel via our Customer Center and navigate to the desired subscription for which you want to configure an automatic backup.

Select the Backup and Restore button to access the Backup Manager.

Click on the Schedule button to schedule a backup task, update an existing one or deactivate the scheduled backup.

Activate the option "Enable this backup task" and then select the desired hourly, daily, weekly or monthly interval for the backup task.

If you have activated the automatic full server backup provided by creoline, we recommend that you select a period outside of 0.00 - 03.00 hours.

You can then define whether you want to use the incremental backup. With incremental backups, only the changes between the last backup are backed up. This saves hard disk capacity and at the same time significantly reduces the execution time of the backup process. Please note that in the event of an error within the incremental backup chain, all backups from the time the error occurred cannot be restored.

Next, you can use the "Maximum number of files that can be stored for full backups (applies to both scheduled and manual backups)" setting to define the maximum number of backups to be kept until Plesk automatically removes the older backups.

In the backup settings, you can specify which files you want to back up. Here you have the choice between:

  • E-mail messages (e-mail inboxes)
  • User files (web server files in the file system)
  • Databases (MySQL databases)

Then click on the Save button to save the changes and return to the previous view.

You will receive confirmation of the successfully scheduled backup task in the backup manager of the affected subscription. If you want to edit or deactivate the scheduled backup task at a later time, repeat the steps accordingly.