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Importing an application with the Acquia Cloud interface

Importing a site archive

After you create a site archive file, you are ready to import your site archive. The site archive file must be less than 100MB in size and be available at a publicly accessible URL. If the site archive file is larger than that, use one of the following methods:

Use the following steps to import an existing Drupal site archive into an Acquia Cloud environment using the Acquia Cloud interface.

To import your Drupal application (site archive size less than 100 MB) using the Acquia Cloud interface:

  1. Sign in to the Acquia Cloud interface, select your application, and then select the Development environment.

    If you do not want to overwrite the contents of any of your current applications with an imported application, you can create a new application in your Acquia Cloud subscription.

  2. In the Acquia Cloud interface Development environment page, click Install Drupal.

    Install Drupal

    The Install Distribution page opens.

  3. Click Import from URL.

  4. Enter the URL of the Drush site archive you want to import and click Import.

After you import

Importing an application takes a few minutes. The Acquia Cloud interface reports when the import task is complete. To ensure that Acquia Cloud imported your application correctly, sign in to the Acquia Cloud interface, go to the Development environment page, and then click the URL link.

URL link to visit your new application

After Acquia Cloud imports your codebase, files and database, it adds the include statement to the application’s settings.php file so that your code can access the correct database.

To start developing your application on Acquia Cloud, check out a local copy of the repository using Git.