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Migrating Ubuntu server from Amazon EC2 to DigitalOcean

Recently I migrated my blogs from AWS EC2 micro instance to a DigitalOcean 512MB VPS. Migration was surprisingly easy. All I had to do was sync everything from EC2 instance to DigitalOcean VPS using rsync provided I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server on both locations. This is what I did step-by-step.

Create a DititalOcean dropplet with similar OS and version as the EC2 instance (in my case Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit with LAMP stack pre-installed)

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  1. Justin Samuel says:

    Hi, in case it’s useful to you next time, you might want to try using ServerPilot ( to set up the LAMP stack on a DigitalOcean server. That way, you can use ServerPilot to do ongoing configuration like adding new sites and databases. It also keeps the server’s packages updated.

    I’m one of the founders. If you have any questions or feedback, please shoot me an email.


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