Windows Server - Migrating Data from Server 2003 to Server 2012 (with Plesk)

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For Virtual Servers with Windows Server 2003 and Plesk

If you manage your websites with Plesk, you can migrate them to another server using Plesk Backup Manager.

Plesk Backup Manager allows you to backup and restore your domain settings including website content and mail accounts to another server.

Step 1

Log on to your old server in the Plesk interface.

Step 2

Create a backup using Plesk.

step 3

Move the backup to a directory that can be reached via FTP (e.g. a directory of your website).

Step 4

Make sure that all necessary services / programs (PHP, database services, etc.) are installed on the target server.

Step 5

Transfer all backup data.

Step 6

Move the files to the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Parallels\Plesk\Backup.

Step 7

Start the Backup Manager in your Plesk and import the backup.

Please note: Pay attention to all warnings that occur and then test the functionality of your web pages. Depending on the technology your websites are based on, you may have to make some adjustments here.

Step 8

You can then move your domains.

For more information on domain relocations, please see our Domain Relocations help category - Within 1&1 IONOS.