How to download single database from PLESK backup manager

If you want to download a single database from backup, its not possible through the PLESK GUI. You can only download the full webspace which may be multiple GB large.

But there is a trick. The content of every webspace is stored in


Every webspace has a databases subfolder:


Visit the folder with SSH and checkout which folder corresponds to your database. Then, just download it throug your shell:

scp -r root@host:/var/lib/psa/dumps/domains/**webspacename**/databases/**your-db**/ folder-to-store

The folder contains all the backups from your database. I think by default these are the copies from the last 7 days.

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