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How to Migrate Your Application to a Debian 8 Jessie ServerDecember 15, 2017

 

In this KB

  • How to migrate your app from Debian 7 based server to new Debian 8 server
  • How to take your application live

 

All new servers launched after February 9th of 2016 come with the new Debian 8 Jessie operating system. This new version of Debian features significant performance improvements among other benefits.

In this tutorial, we go through the process of migrating an application from a Debian 7 based server (any server launched on or before February 9th, 2016) to a new Debian 8 server.

Step 1: Go to Application Management

Log into the Cloudways Platform with your credentials. Click on Applications in the top menu bar and then select your target application from the list.

Application management

Step 2: Clone Application

We have picked a WordPress application as an example. Click on the circular grid icon located at the bottom right corner of the page.

Then click on Clone App option to Clone your application.

Clone app

Step 3: Clone Confirmation

Once you have clicked on Clone App, you will be prompted to choose a server. Choose New Server and click on the Submit button. It is essential to select a new server, so you get another server with Debian 8.

Clone app to new server

Choose your cloud provider, location, and the server/disk size you want for the new server and click on Clone Server.linode-kb-with-mark

Now, wait for the server to be cloned.

Server cloning

Once the procedure is finished you should get the confirmation.

Clone confirmation

Note that this new application is not yet live. We strongly advise you to test your application fully on the new server before taking it live (basically changing DNS to point to the new server).

When the application is live from the new server, you can delete the application from the old server and remove the server if this was the only application hosted on the server.

 

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2 Responses

  1. F c says:

    Hello,

    Is it possible to run apt-get update / upgrade from the ssh connexion on a debian 7 server ?

    Thanks

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