Additional Notes on Backup and Resoration
The following things have to be considered when doing backup and restore:
- When restoring domains with site applications, make sure that the respective site application packages are installed in your Plesk control panel's application vault. Otherwise, site application settings will not be restored.
- When you are restoring Microsoft SQL Server databases, note the following:
- If Microsoft SQL Server credentials are not stored in Plesk, then on the last step of the restoration wizard you have an option to supply the login and password.
- The Microsoft SQL Server databases will not be restored in domains that contained them, if the credentials for connecting to database server are not supplied, or the connection cannot be established.
- In cases when backing up and restoring is performed on different servers, the mapping mechanism is used for associating various entities between the backed up server and the one being restored. The example of this is mapping of IP addresses: the set of available IP addresses at the restored server may differ from the like set at the backed up server, some of the IP addresses could be used on domains at the backed up server. In order to have such domains restored properly and functional, one needs to "map" the corresponding IP addresses so that when Plesk is restored, the appropriate IP addresses are substituted in place of the ones used at the backed up server. The Plesk Restore utility allows mapping of IP addresses, domains and client accounts.