How to change the location for Plesk backup files on a Linux server ?

    Posted in Plesk Control Panel on Jan 26, 2019

    By default, all backup data is stored in the directory /var/lib/psa/dumps.

    To change the default backup location, follow these steps:

    Connect to a Plesk server via SSH.

    Create a new directory for backups. In these example, we are using /plesk_backups:

    # mkdir /plesk_backups

    Set necessary ownership for the created directory:

    # chown psaadm:psaadm /plesk_backups

    Modify the backup location in the Plesk configuration file /etc/psa/psa.conf:

    Open the file /etc/psa/psa.conf in a text editor (for example, vi editor).

    Change the value of DUMP_D to the created directory from step 2

    # Backups directory
    DUMP_D /plesk_backups

    Save the changes and close the file.

    Verify that the directory has been changed:

    # cat /etc/psa/psa.conf | grep -w DUMP_D
    DUMP_D /plesk_backups

    Move all backup data and the hidden .discovered directory from the old location to new:

    # mv /var/lib/psa/dumps/* /plesk_backups/
    # mv /var/lib/psa/dumps/.discovered/ /plesk_backups/

    Restart the "sw-cp-server" service:

    # service sw-cp-server restart

    Now all backup files will be stored in the directory /plesk_backups.