PSA migration

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[edit] Abstract:

Safely migrating Plesk, in the event of an ISP change, hardware or OS upgrade involves the use of multiple systems. This procedure applies to you if:

You are running an End of Lifed (EOL) unsupported operating system like RH9, FC1, FC2, FC3, FC4 or FC5

You need to upgrade hardware

You are moving to a different hosting company

You have a badly laid out file system

[edit] Prereqs:

1 Plesk Server

1 New Plesk Server

Step 1) Back up the system

Ftp backup

Step X) restore config only

Step X) fix mailman

Step X) Plesk Restore

Task 1) Prep

/usr/local/psa/bin/pleskrestore --create-map backup -map map

Task 2) Restore

/usr/local/psa/bin/pleskrestore --restore backup  -level all  -map map

Step X) Surpress email notifications from mailman

Mailman will send out notifications to everyone when you migrate, block this short term with firewall rules:

iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 25 -j DROP
iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 465 -j DROP

Step X) Testing Checklists


mailing lists



websites (test for php issues, register_globals)


did all domains transfer?

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