- Active FTP protocol. This is available in the HiDrive Pro package or by adding additional protocols to another HiDrive package.
- A HiDrive folder in which the Plesk data is stored.
Connecting HiDrive and Plesk
In the left navigation, click Tools & Utilities > Plesk Management > Backup Manager.
Click the Remote Storage Settings > FTPS(S) button.
Fill in the fields.
Complete your entry by clicking OK.
|Use FTP(S) Storage||Check this box|
|FTP Server Hostname or IP||ftp.hidrive.ionos.com|
|Directory for Backup Files Storage||Full path to the HiDrive folder you want to backup to. To find the path, open HiDrive and go to the appropriate folder. Move your mouse pointer over the folder name. A tooltip shows the path to be entered.|
|FTP username||Your HiDrive username|
|FTP password||Your HiDrive user password|
|Use passive mode||Check this box|
|Use FTPS||Check this box|
Setting Up Backups with the Plesk Backup Manager
To start a backup, open Plesk. In the left navigation, click Tools & Utilities > Plesk Management > Backup Manager > Back Up and configure the settings as described below:
|Back up||Select which data will be backed up.|
|Store in||Set the previously created HiDrive FTP connection.|
|Type||Choose a full or incremental backup.|
|Comments||Description text for your backup.|
|Exclude log files||Excludes all log files, e.g. access_log or error_log, from the backup.|
|Exclude specific files||Excludes specific directories or files of your website from the backup.|
|When a backup task is completed, send a notification email to||Enter an email address that will be notified when the backup is complete.|
|Suspend domains until the backup task is completed||Prevents users from making changes to the content or settings of websites during the backup.|
For more information on using Plesk's Backup Manager, please see the official Plesk documentation.