Article ID: 7079, created on Dec 30, 2009, last review on May 8, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 10.x for Windows
  • Plesk 9.x for Windows
  • Plesk 8.x for Windows
  • Plesk 7.x for Windows


Parallels Panel does not allow to specify a network share as backup location for data.


Scenario 1

The scenario describes how to mount a network share and backup data on it if the network share is not permanently mounted to the server:

1. Create batch script like one below:
@echo off
net use S: \\servername\path\to\folder  /USER:username password
"%plesk_cli%\pleskbackup.exe" --server -output-file="S:\%COMPUTERNAME%\fullserverbackup.psa" -v -c > "C:\pleskbackup.log"
net use S: /delete
2. In Parallels Panel GUI go to Scheduled Tasks, Add new Task, and point the batch file as an executable.

Scenario 2

The scenario can be used if a network share is mounted permanently to the server:

1. Mount network share
2. Set default backup location to S: (or whatever share device letter is) using Plesk Reconfigurator.

Note: in both cases backup should not point to root directory, e.g.:
If share is mounted as S:
WRONG location is S:\
CORRECT location is S:\backup\

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