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Importing an application with the Acquia Cloud user 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 100 MB in size and be available at a publicly accessible URL. If the site archive file is greater than 100 MB in size, 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 user interface.

To import your Drupal application using the Acquia Cloud user interface:

  1. Sign in to Acquia Cloud.

  2. Select your application, and then select the Development environment.

    If you don’t 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.

  3. In the Overview page for your development environment, click Install Drupal.

    Install Drupal

    The Install Distribution page opens.

  4. Click Import from URL.

  5. Enter the URL of the Drush site archive you want to import, and then click Import.

After you import

Importing an application takes several minutes. The Acquia Cloud user interface reports when the import task is complete. To ensure Acquia Cloud imported your application, sign in to the Acquia Cloud user interface, go to the Overview page for your development environment, 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 your code can access the correct database. For more information about this file, see Acquia require line.

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