Migrating from AWS to Digital Ocean procedure

May 28, 2019 1.6k views
Ubuntu Applications

I have recently hired a freelance developer to develop a web application for me. He has hosted the application from his server. I need him to now transfer the application along with the original code from his server to mine on Digital Ocean. Not sure whats the process involved and would be very grateful if someone could walk me through this as the developer himself has no clue in terms of migration.

1 Answer

Hey there,

What is needed really depends on your application. We’re an unmanaged infrastructure provider, all of our images are based on upstream distro images. Things should act pretty “normal” once migrated and running.

To migrate contents over to a Droplet from another service I usually recommend a CLI tool like rsync: https://linux.die.net/man/1/rsync, https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-rsync-to-sync-local-and-remote-directories-on-a-vps

Alternatively, we have a community guide on moving Linux systems, but it is more robust and needs to be adjusted based on your application’s setup.

If you have any questions or need clarification on anything, just write back in and let me know!

Ethan - Developer Support Engineer II @ DigitalOcean

by Justin Ellingwood
Rsync is a simple tool for intelligently syncing local and remote directories. In this article we will explore the basic usage of this utility to copy files from directory to directory and from system to system.
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