Forem Creators and Builders

Discussion on: Shifting b/w containers

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Nishant Mittal Author

Yup, migrate to another cloud service. Or get a new instace of same provider.

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Akhil Naidu

Yes you can effectively migrate everything without any issues, but with few conditions.

  1. Your images should be hosted in s3 bucked
  2. You should take a backup of your postgres(using postgres dump)

Once you have these two, you can create a new forem in another cloud or even in any dedicated server. 1. 1. Then configure s3 ENV variable

  1. Use your postgres dump as new database.

If you are using dokku for your Forem, then backing up your postgres into your s3 bucket is piece of cake; In such cases there is no need to even worry about postgres dump.

What I was not mentioning about this migration.

  1. You need to re-configure your domain
  2. Not sure about your SEO
  3. can't assure you will have 100% uptime, may face downtime issues
  4. Both the postgres instances should be same version
  5. Should use the same domain name, you can change in once the migration was done