I was upgrading a plesk install today (linux based), using the plesk CP (Server / Updater) and I don’t like looking at an interface that says “You will receive an e-mail once the install is complete”.
A very simple solution for people that “need” to know what’s happening and don’t like waiting for an e-mail, is to log in the server using ssh (you can use PuTTY for that) go to /tmp:
and do a:
ls -asl *log
You should see all the files ending in *log (beware, there might be quite a few files to match that pattern), and among them something like:
712 -rw——- 1 root root 724202 Aug 6 03:00 autoinstaller3.log
As soon as you locate that file, you can “tail” it. In my case:
tail -f autoinstaller3.log
Et voila, you will be able to see what’s happening with the upgrade process. To stop following the upgrade process, just pres Ctrl+C and you will get back to the bash prompt.