How to restore a single domain/hosting account from the PLESK backup for Windows

After Plesk v8.5, many are having hard time in taking & restoring the data from backup.

To restore a hosting account, (one single domain name)
First, get the domain name & the path of the backups files stored.

Normally, the path will be

For X86 32 Bit OS - C:\Program Files\Parallels\Plesk\Backup\
For X64 64 Bit OS - C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\Backup\

Now, Lets see the command to execute,
The comman line utility name is pleskrestore, which is located in Plesk bin folder not plesk admin bin directory

cmd prompt and type as below

cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\bin\


cd %plesk_bin%

To restore domains owned by Plesk admin:

pleskrestore --restore <backup repository root>/<server>.xml -level domains -filter

On windows, the backup repository path is
C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\Backup

To restore a domain under a reseller

pleskrestore --restore C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\Backup\resellers\reseller-name\clients\\backup_file-name.xml" -level domains -filter



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