How do I change the default Plesk Backup Repository location ?

Windows 32 bit edition

You can edit default server backup repository directory path through registry. Go to

Regedit and then browse the keys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLESK\PSA Config\Config

Right Click on variable “DUMP_D” select Modify and set the server backup repository path as you wish. Default Directory Path for Plesk Backup is “C:\Program Files\Parallels\Plesk\Backup\”. Go ahead and change it to a location of your wish, say “E:\Backup”

Windows 64 bit edition

Again it’s the registry only, but the location may be a bit different. You need to browse to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PLESK\PSA Config\Config

And repeat the steps mentioned above. If you cant find these keys, search for the “DUMP_D” without quotes and update it.

Linux 32/64 bit editions

#vi /etc/psa/psa.conf

Find the following variable, DUMP_D and edit the server backup repository directory PATH as you wish. Default Directory Path for Plesk Backup is “/var/lib/psa/dumps” You may change it to /media/backups

# Backups directory
DUMP_D /var/lib/psa/dumps

Okay. Those were the steps of a sysadmin not so greenhorn. If you are not comfortable with running regedit, use Plesk Panel Reconfigurator.

By using Parallels Plesk Panel Reconfigurator you can move the Parallels Plesk Panel backup files storage directory to another location on the same or another partition.

To change location of the backup files directory, follow these steps:

1. Run Parallels Plesk Panel Reconfigurator and select the Change Plesk Backup Data location option.
2. Specify the destination directory name. If the directory does not exist, it will be created.
3. Click Next. During this operation all Parallels Plesk Panel services will be restarted.

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2 Comments

Your solution for windows is a bad one. DO NOT EDIT THE REGISTRY … if you do and then there is a PSA update, you might lose your change…

The easier and more logical way is to create a symlink. i.e.

Move your file from current repository to the new one (i.e. D:\Backup)

Don’t forget to give full permissions to psaadm in D:\Backup or backups will fail

Delete the original Backup folder once copy is done, and create a symlink

C:\Users\Administrator>mklink /D “C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\Backup” D:\Backup
symbolic link created for C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\Backup <>
D:\Backup

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