Article ID: 122777, created on Sep 2, 2014, last review on Jun 17, 2016

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux
  • Plesk 11.5 for Linux


Backup finishes with warning:

Warning:    hosting "domain.tld"

Failed to pack files Parallelstest_domain.tld_user-data_1409022051 in /var/lib/psa/dumps/domains/domain.tld [ 146836627456 bytes free of 264221454336 bytes total on mount point 0]

Warning:    hosting "domain.tld"

/bin/tar: You may not specify more than one `-Acdtrux' option
Try `/bin/tar --help' or `/bin/tar --usage' for more information.


Plesk cannot backup files with name starts with dash symbol "-" like /root/-filename

This behavior has been considered as software issue #PPPM-1925.


Install Plesk 12.0.18 MU#25 update, where the issue is fixed. If you have previous Plesk version, below is the workaround:

  1. Find files with dash "-" as first symbol in filename:

    ~# find /var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/ -name '-*'
  2. Rename this file:

    mv /var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/-t /var/www/vhosts/domain.tld/t

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/bin/tar: You may not specify more than one `-Acdtrux' option

Try `/bin/tar --help' or `/bin/tar --usage' for more information

Failed to pack files

a914db3fdc7a53ddcfd1b2db8f5a1b9c 56797cefb1efc9130f7c48a7d1db0f0c 01bc4c8cf5b7f01f815a7ada004154a2 29d1e90fd304f01e6420fbe60f66f838 0a53c5a9ca65a74d37ef5c5eaeb55d7f 2a5151f57629129e26ff206d171fbb5f e335d9adf7edffca6a8af8039031a4c7

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