Migrating your application between servers

Step by step guide

  1. Set up a Failover Group
  2. Add the IP address of the Failover Group to your DNS record (allow 24 hours to propogate)
  3. Set up a managed backup for your database
  4. Clone your application to the new server
  5. Add databases as required to the clone
  6. Set up a replication between to the clone databases
  7. Add the cloned application to the failover group as the secondary application
  8. Put the primary site into maintenance mode
  9. Promote the cloned databases to masters
  10. Switch the Failover Group to the new application
  11. [OPTIONAL] Switch your DNS record to the new application

This method can be used to migrate applications between regions as well.

Managing custom packages