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How to download and migrate a droplet?

Posted June 24, 2021 254 views
UbuntuDatabasesDigitalOcean Droplets

I do not have a lot of experience with ubuntu. I am trying to download a droplet (including the site files and database) from Digitalocean to migrate to a new platform. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Hello @constantbester,

Thanks for reaching out!

We understand you are trying to download the data on your Droplet to your local system. This is a great idea, I fully agree that it would super useful! It looks like someone has had the same idea before and has posted it on our Product Ideas board. The best thing to do would be to head over and add your vote to it, as well as adding any additional information in the comments for exactly what you’d like to see implemented!
https://ideas.digitalocean.com/ideas/DO-I-2423

To download the contents of your Droplet, you can back up data locally using third-party tools like rsync or SFTP.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-sftp-to-securely-transfer-files-with-a-remote-server
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-rsync-to-sync-local-and-remote-directories
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-filezilla-to-transfer-and-manage-files-securely-on-your-vps

Hope this helps!

Cheers,
Lalitha

by Justin Ellingwood
SFTP is a secure way to transfer files between local and remote servers. Much more secure than FTP, this protocol uses an SSH tunnel to establish a connection and uses encryption to transfer files in an interactive session.