How to change the default location for temporary backup files on Linux?

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Jan 26, 2019

    Connect to the server via SSH.

    Create a backup of Plesk variables' configuration file:

    # cp -a /etc/psa/psa.conf{,.bkp}

    Modify DUMP_TMP_D variable value in /etc/psa/psa.conf, so it will point to desired path:

    # grep DUMP_TMP_D /etc/psa/psa.conf
    DUMP_TMP_D /mnt/backupdrive/tmp

    Set 1777/drwxrwxrwt permissions for the new directory:

    # chmod 1777 /mnt/backupdrive/tmp

    So that the result is as follows:

    # ls -ld /mnt/backupdrive/tmp
    drwxrwxrwt 53 root root 20480 Feb 8 21:39 /mnt/backupdrive/tmp