Plesk Migrator is a powerful tool that allows you to easily migrate your websites, databases, and email accounts from one Plesk server to another. This tutorial will guide you through the process of migrating your data from one server to another, including how to check for missing dependencies, how to install any missing dependencies, and how to update both Plesk servers before attempting the migration. Additionally, we will discuss updating DNS such as A records.
Before you begin, make sure that both the source and destination servers have the latest version of Plesk installed. It is also a good idea to backup your data on both servers before performing the migration.
Step 1: Check for missing dependencies
Before you begin the migration process, you need to ensure that the destination server has all the necessary dependencies installed. To check for missing dependencies, log in to the destination server via SSH and run the following command:
plesk installer --select-release-current --show-components
This command will display a list of all the components that are installed on the destination server. Compare this list to the components that are installed on the source server and make note of any missing dependencies.
Step 2: Install missing dependencies
Once you have identified any missing dependencies, you can install them on the destination server by running the following command:
plesk installer --install-component <component_name>
<component_name> with the name of the missing dependency. Repeat this process for each missing dependency.
Step 3: Perform the migration
Once you have ensured that both servers are up-to-date and that all necessary dependencies are installed on the destination server, you can begin the migration process.
In Plesk go to Tools & Settings > Migration & Transfer Manager > Start a New Migration.
Step 4: Updating DNS
You need to update your DNS records such as A records, MX records, and CNAME records to point your domain to the new server’s IP address. Once you have updated the DNS records, it may take some time for the changes to propagate across the internet.
In conclusion, Plesk Migrator is a powerful tool that allows you to easily migrate your websites, databases, and email accounts from one Plesk server to another. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can ensure that your migration is smooth and successful. Remember to always backup your data before performing any migration and be sure to check for missing dependencies on the destination server, install any missing dependencies, and update both Plesk servers before attempting the migration. Additionally, updating your DNS records to point your domain to the new server’s IP address is important.