How to backup and restore Plesk Database

Plesk Database
Plesk Database

Backup and restore Plesk database

This post explains how to backup and restore Plesk database. It is very important to make a backup of psa database prior making any changes to it. If anything went wrong we can easily revert the changes using the backup.


The following command is used to backup a database in Plesk:

MYSQL_PWD=`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` mysqldump -u admin DB_NAME > DB_BAKUP.sql

Replace DB_NAME with Database Name and DB_BAKUP.sql with Database Backup File Name.

So, you can use the below command to backup the Plesk database.

MYSQL_PWD=`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` mysqldump -u admin psa > psa.sql


You can restore any database in Plesk using the following command:

MYSQL_PWD=`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` mysql -u admin DB_NAME < DB_BAKUP.sql

Restore Plesk Database:

MYSQL_PWD=`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` mysql -u admin psa < psa.sql

That’s it!

Also Read: How to Backup and Restore MySQL Databases in Linux

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