How to Download and Restore Data in Plesk-Acronis Backup Module?

Learn how to download and restore data in Plesk-Acronis Backup Module.

Downloading Data Files:

Follow the steps to download data files in Acronis Backup Modules:

  1. Go to Server Management > Acronis Backup. 
  2. Open the Backups tab. 
  3. Select a recovery point. After you select the recovery point, the corresponding backup is mounted to the Plesk server. The process may take up to a few minutes. 
  4. Click Files. 
  5. Select the files and folders to download. 
  6. Click Download. 
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module

The download will start immediately if you choose a single file. For multiple files, a .zip file will be prepared and placed into your webspace.

Once the file is ready, download it by using the link in the notification bar.

Recovering Files to the Original Location:

Follow the steps to recover the files to their original location.

  1. Go to Server Management > Acronis Backup
  2. Open the Backups tab
  3. Select a recovery point
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module

After you select the recovery point, the corresponding backup is mounted to the Plesk server. The process may take up to a few minutes. 

  1. Click Files
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module
  1. Select the files and folders to recover
  2. Click Recover
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module
  1. If at least one folder is selected, you can select the Delete any files in the original location that were created after the backup option. If this option is enabled, all files from selected folders will be deleted before the recovery. This option may be useful if your website were hacked, to ensure that all malicious files are deleted. 
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module

As a result, the selected files on the Plesk server are replaced with their copies from the backup.

Downloading Databases Dumps:

Follow the steps to download databases in Acronis Backup Modules:

  1. Go to Server Management > Acronis Backup.
  2. Open the Backups tab. 
  3. Select a recovery point. 
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module
  1. Click Databases
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module
  1. Select the databases to download. 
  2. Click Download
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module

As a result, a .zip file with SQL dumps is prepared and placed into your webspace.

Recovering Databases to the Original Location:

Follow these steps to recover databases to their original location.

  1. Go to Server Management > Acronis Backup. 
  2. Open the Backups tab 
  3. Select a recovery point
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module
  1. Click Database
  2. Select databases to recover. 
  3. Click Recover.
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module
  1. Ensure that the Add suffix to the recovered database name checkbox is cleared. 
  2. Click Recover. 
Download and Restore Data in Acronis Backup Module

As a result, the selected databases are recovered to the original location. The existing databases are overwritten. If a database no longer exists, it is recreated automatically. If the missing database had a user assigned, you may need to reassign this user manually.

Recovering Databases as New Ones

To recover the databases as the new ones, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Server Management > Acronis Backup.
  2. Open the Backups tab.
  3. Select a recovery point.
  4. Click Databases.
  5. Select databases to recover.
  6. Click Recover.
  7. Select the Add suffix to the recovered database name check box
  8. Enter the desired suffix.
  9. Click Recover.

As a result, new databases with the %original_name%%suffix% name are created on the Plesk server. The existing databases are not affected. If the original databases had a user assigned, you may need to reassign this user to the new databases manually.

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