extract plesk 8.1 backup files

Package mpack is required in order to extract the backup contents.

# apt-get install mpack
# zcat /path/to/backup_file > backup_file.mime
# munpack backup_file.mime

The result is a set of tar and sql files that contain domains' directories and databases. Untar the directory as needed.

For example, to restore the httpdocs folder for the DOMAIN.TLD domain:

# tar xvf <DOMAIN.TLD>.htdocs


How to extract web files, databases etc from Plesk backup manually?

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Thank you. This worked fine!

Thanks a lot! Works

Thanks a lot! Works perfectly =)

doesn't work on large backups

munpack cannot handle files that are "huge"