Digital Ocean Disk IOPS abuse when restoring very large database

Posted July 23, 2016 2.6k views

I am looking to migrate a very large MySQL database (500GB) to another host. I was considering DigitalOcean but am concerned about potentially being flagged as an abusive customer as I would be hitting the disk IO very hard for the initial migration and for some steps following (rebuilding of indexes and the like).

I noticed that Ghost migrated over and they presumably have a very large database that needed to be migrated as well, however they may have had a special deal to achieve this.

In short.

Will my instances be stopped/deleted or flagged as being abusive for a move like this?
How is it suggested to make a move like this?

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@boyter - Contact DO directly to migrate your system at little to no cost.

@gndo The migration isn’t the issue. Its the expected disk hammering. I did take your advice however and they said there should not be any issues other then network bandwidth and to keep that below 200mbit.