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Importing a Drupal site archive

Importing a site archive

One method of importing an existing Drupal application to Acquia Cloud is to create a Drupal site archive and then use the Acquia Cloud interface to install the site archive. This method works best for applications that aren’t very large (website archives smaller than 100 MB in size).

To import an existing Drupal application to Acquia Cloud using a site archive file, complete the following steps:

  1. Prepare your application before you export it from your current environment.

  2. Create a Drupal site archive file for import by exporting your existing Drupal application.

    You can use the tools provided in your existing application environment (including Acquia Dev Desktop), or you can use the Drush archive-dump command. The archive-dump command is available in Drush 4.5 or later. For more information about importing your application using Drush, see Importing an existing application using Drush.

  3. Import your website into the Development environment of your Acquia Cloud application. Acquia Cloud commits your application code to your Acquia Cloud code repository, installs the database, and uploads your files.