Migration to Cloud 66


I was evaluating Cloud 66 as an alternative to implementing horizontal scaling deployments in house.

We currently have a server with a designated IP number, running a live rails app and using DigitalOcean. What steps would we have to take to transfer deployment to Cloud 66 and retain the IP for the load balancer?

Also, how can we transfer our postgreSQL database which is being backed up every 1.5 hours?

Thanks for your help!

Thank you for getting in touch with us. Your migration would take the following steps:

  1. Deploy a stack on Cloud 66 with your code: http://help.cloud66.com/introduction-to-cloud-66/introduction-to-cloud-66
  2. Reduce the TTL on your DNS to 5 minutes, to make a future switch happen very quickly.
  3. Migrate your data to the new database: http://community.cloud66.com/articles/how-to-manage-your-cloud-66-backups (move your backup to another server, restore it).
  4. Switch your DNS to this new stack.

Unfortunately we’re not able to retain the same IP address from your current setup, but this is not an issue at all. You will have some downtime while you migrate your database, but this should be minimal. For future reference, any migrations between stacks with Cloud 66 can be done with replication, which ensures very little downtime.

I hope this helps, and please let me know if you need any help at all with your migration.

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