Article ID: 115065, created on Oct 31, 2012, last review on Jun 19, 2016


How to restore one of the databases from a domain backup without restoring all of the databases?


  1. Download the domain backup file (.tar) from the Parallels Plesk Panel (PP) web interface
  2. Unpack it to a folder
  3. Browse the contents and go to the Databases folder
  4. Find a folder with the needed database name
  5. Go inside and unpack the .tgz and then .tar archives. You will get the .sql file of your database.
  6. On your PP server run this command to restore the database:

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

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