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Importing an existing application using Drush


Before you import your application using Drush, review Importing an existing application to familiarize yourself with the other available import approaches.

This procedure is for Mac and Linux platforms. If your Drupal application is on a Windows platform, you’ll have to manually import your application to Acquia Cloud.

To import your application to Acquia Cloud using Drush, you must create a site archive file, and then import the file to Acquia Cloud.

Creating a site archive file

For information about how to create a site archive file with Drush, see Creating a Drupal site archive for import. Copy mysite.tar.gz to your local computer.

Importing the site archive file with Drush

To import the site archive file with Drush, complete the following steps:

  1. Verify that you’ve enabled SSH access to your Acquia Cloud server.

  2. Copy mysite.tar.gz to /mnt/gfs/[site].[env]/import on your Acquia Cloud server, using the following scp command:

    scp mysite.tar.gz [site].[env]@[server]:/mnt/gfs/[site].[env]/import

    where [site] is the sitename of your application on Acquia Cloud, [env] is the Acquia Cloud environment (one of prod, test, or dev), and [server] is the full DNS name of the server that hosts your website.

    To find your [site] and [server] name, sign in to the Acquia Cloud interface and view the Servers page for the environment.

  3. Using SSH, sign in to your environment on Acquia Cloud using the SSH address displayed on the Servers page for the environment.

  4. In this SSH session, use the ah-site-archive-import command to import your application:

    drush @[site].[env] ah-site-archive-import /mnt/gfs/[site].[env]/import/mysite.tar.gz


    • [site] is the same value from step 2.
    • [env] is the environment you’re updating. Acceptable values are dev (Development), test (Staging), and prod (Production).

After you import your site archive, you can import your files and check out a local copy of the application from your Acquia Cloud code repository.