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Clone a Deployment

Objective

To clone an existing deployment.

Overview

When you clone a deployment, you create an exact copy of a deployment's configuration too. The most common use case for cloning a deployment is for setting up a staging deployment for the purposes of further development and test.

Steps

  • Navigate to the deployment you wish to clone
  • Select the Clone action button
  • Be sure to change the name of the new deployment after you've cloned it.

 

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Things to Consider

  • Elastic IPs are copied over, so be careful not to "steal" an Elastic IP from a running server. Be sure to check the cloned deployment and change the EIPs when necessary.
  • If you clone a deployment that has "operational" servers with attached volumes, the volumes will appear in the cloned deployment as unattached volumes that can be attached at boot time. (EBS volumes can only be attached to one server at any time.)
  • If you clone a deployment that has "stopped" servers that are configured to attach a specific volume at boot time, the same configuration will appear in the cloned deployment. 
  • When you clone a deployment where server arrays are attached, the server arrays will also be cloned. Since the cloned server array will have the same name as the original, it is recommended that you change the name of the cloned deployment so that you can easily distinguish the server arrays from each other.
  • If you're cloning a deployment so that you can create a "staging" deployment, in addition to using different Elastic IPs, you must also remember to isolate the databases and their backups from each other by specifying a different database inputs.
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