Restoring vhost Folder Content via CLI: A Step-by-Step Guide

June 12, 2013 / Control Panels

This tutorial is applicable for only Parallels Plesk Panel 10.x for Linux

If you need to quickly re-establish contents of /var/www/vhosts/ folder for all clients without restoring a full backup. Then you need to find the contents of the mentioned folders located in the dumps folder by using the following technique.

# grep DUMP_D /etc/psa/psa.conf
DUMP_D /var/lib/psa/dumps

Generally, it is located in /var/lib/psa/dumps/clients/<client_login>/domains/<domain_name>/ and has a name like testbackup_domain.com_vhost_1207281225.tgz

To restore vhost folder content for one domain, use the following command:

# tar zxvf /var/lib/psa/dumps/clients//domains//*vhost*.tgz -C /var/www/vhosts/

If you need to restore vhost directory content for all domains of all clients you can use below script:

pass=`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow`
echo “select c.login, from clients c join domains d on = d.cl_id;” | mysql -uadmin -p$pass psa -Ns | grep -v admin | while read cl dom; do tar zxf /var/lib/psa/dumps/clients/$cl/domains/$dom/*vhost*.tgz -C /var/www/vhosts/$dom/ >& /dev/null; done

Put the above script into a file, for example to /root/

Place the above script into a file, for example,/root/

Make sure you assign the proper permissions:

# chmod 755 /root/