Article ID: 122900, created on Sep 15, 2014, last review on Jul 31, 2016

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


Uploading backup files file to Plesk times out. In /var/log/sw-cp-server/error_log the following message appears:

2014/01/25 21:41:19 [error] 25312#0: *59 client intended to send too large body: 1200002689 bytes, client:, server: , request: "POST /plesk/server/backup/local-repository/upload/ HTTP/1.1", host: "", referrer: ""


Maximum allowed upload size is less than backup file size.


Increase client_max_body_size value accordingly in the /etc/sw-cp-server/config config file, e.g. if backup file size is 1,2GB, set the value to 1200m (1200MB).

# grep client_max_body_size /etc/sw-cp-server/config
client_max_body_size 1200m;

Note: Maximum upload file size can not exceed 2Gb

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