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Importing a Drupal site archive

This method is deprecated due to the removal of archive commands in recent versions of Drush. See Importing manually instead.

One method of importing an existing Drupal application to Cloud Platform is to create a Drupal site archive, then use the Cloud Platform interface to install the site archive. This method works best for applications with archive files smaller than 100 MB in size.

To import an existing Drupal application to Cloud Platform 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 Dev Desktop), or you can use the Drush archive-dump command. For more information about importing your application using Drush, see Importing an existing application using Drush.

  3. Import your website into the non-production environment of your Cloud Platform application.

Cloud Platform commits your application code to your Cloud Platform code repository, installs the database, and uploads your files.