Creating and Restoring backup image from another company to DigitalOcean

Posted May 26, 2015 3.9k views


I own a Dedicated server on SyS (OVH), it is configured and works well.

I want to create an image like snapshot or smth and trasnfer the whole content and configurations to my new server on DigitalOcean. I have installed there CentOS7 x64, Apache 2.4, PgSQL, PHP, Varnish. I want all these to backup including CentOS, and use here like I mentioned with the same configurations because I can’t start it from scratch.

The question is: Is that possible and if yes, how can I do that?


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No, you can’t. You have to migrate manually (using rsync for example).

rsync is so classic. Any other method?

  • I agree, manual migration is the option, infact its better to get everything installed here fresh to remove any extra clutter that you may dont want to carry from your previous OS and software installation.

    Beside, Dedicated installed OS and here virtual minimum installation may differ a lot hence migrating that as plug and play may not give you a stable setup..

    Better to install and configure everything as fresh, as that should offer clutter free setup and stability also..