HOW TO: Back up and Restore databases with Plesk

Last modified: March 13, 2020
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You can build a database backup with Plesk quickly and easily. Plesk exports the database as a SQL file when you do this.

To back up a database using Plesk, follow these steps:

1. Log in to Plesk.

2. In the left sidebar, click Databases.

3. Locate the database you want to back up, and then click Export Dump:

Backup database in Export Dump
  1. Select a destination directory for the backup file, enter a filename and click OK. The backup file is created by Plesk.


You can restore a database with Plesk quickly and easily.


To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
  2. Click Databases in the left sidebar.
  3. Locate your database and then click Export Dump:
restoring-database-to-top-Export Dump
Restoring database to top Export Dump

4. Browse to the backup file location, select the file, and then click OK.

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