Migrate your shop to Hypernode

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Step 2 - Copy your shop to Hypernode

Congratulations with your brand new Hypernode! Let’s start moving a site onto the hypernode. There are several ways to archieve this, which are descibed below.

Using the shop importer on service.byte.nl

If you use the shop importer in our service panel, all you have to do is insert the correct information in the form and in the background your shop will be imported on your hypernode. This is an easy way of getting started with hypernode for developers who are not that experienced with the commandline yet.

Keep in mind that for working with hypernode using the commandline is a requirement so if needed, find yourself an experienced developer that can assist you with these tasks.

Using the hypernode-importer utility

If you use the shop importer on our service panel, locally on the node the hypernode-importer utility is ran. This is a fully scripted migration tool that executes all the tasks that need to be done when migrating a magento shop. This includes:

  • Copying the database
  • Copying all the content
  • Replacing caching through memcached with Redis
  • Adjusting symlinks and paths
  • Repairing the modman directory if existent
  • And several other options.

The hypernode-importer is a very comprehensive tool as it has several alternative options and scenario’s. You can import from a local database dump, use a local compressed file, copying additional databases, setting maintenance mode on the source server and skipping files that should not be copied. For more features, use the hypernode-importer --help flag to list all available options.

Manually migrating

  • Log in on your Hypernode with ssh
  • Use the hypernode-importer to automatically migrate your site to your Hypernode. All data currently on your Hypernode will be overwritten. Its usage is simple:
    • hypernode-importer --host SSH_HOSTNAME --user domain.com --path domain.com --set-default-url
    • You need to change domain.com to the domain from which you want to import your Magento shop. The SSH_HOSTNAME should be changed to the hostname of your SSH server.
    • The --set-default-url option will change the base-url of your Magento shop to name.hypernode.io, so don’t forget to restore your original URL after testing.
  • Sit back while we do the work 🙂

If anything goes wrong (authentication, error during copy), you can just rerun the importer after fixing cause of the error, or Manually migrate Magento to Hypernode if the importer went south (please file a bugreport too)

New Magento shop?

Don’t have a Magento to migrate? No problem! New Hypernodes are delivered with Magento preinstalled, so you’re good to go! 
The default Magento installation is located in the /data/web/public directory. It is configured to use a database named YOURAPPNAME_preinstalled_magento and database credentials from the ~/.my.cnf file. 

The Magento admin and database credentials will be e-mailed to you when your Hypernode is ready.

Starting over and need a fresh Magento install? Take a look at Installing Magento on Hypernode.

Done migrating?

Done? Now it’s time to Check if everything works as it should!

Tips and tricks

  • You could also use screen or tmux to migrate your shop in a terminal session. Use man screen or man tmux to learn more about these commands.
  • The hypernode importer first uses rsync to copy the file content and retrieves the database credentials required to dump the database from the copied configuration files. This implies that if you already imported another shop before, you should first remove the old content of the other shop before migrating a new one.