Migrate Linux to Amazon EC2

Clone your Linux server to Amazon EC2.

This demo will guide you through easy steps to clone your existing Linux server to Amazon EC2 Cloud.

You'd need to sign up Amazon AWS in order to transfer and run your server.


1. Register to Cloudscraper SaaS (Web Panel)

2. Wait till confirmation email arrives

3. Login to Cloudscraper Web Panel

The link to Web Panel, your login and password is provided inside your confirmation email.

Enter your login and password.

4. Download Cloudscraper Linux agent to your server

Login to your Linux server. Enter the command listed in the Web Panel header. These commands will download an agent and the start installation.

5. Install Cloudscraper Linux agent

Cloudscraper Linux agent installer will prompt for your Cloudscraper Web Panel credentials in order to get connected to it.

Once connected Linux agent will appear online in the Web Panel.

6. Get your active AWS Access Keys

Create new keys if you haven't got any.

Note: AWS Access Keys are not your email\password from AWS Account. AWS Access Keys is got from https://portal.aws.amazon.com/gp/aws/securityCredentials web page.

IAM support: IAM keys could also be used. IAM account should have S3 and EC2 full access permisions


7. Click "Start Migration"

In Cloudscraper Web Panel click Start Migration to configure migraion for your server.


8. Configure migration

Enter your AWS keys, choose region, click "Run".

Note: you may leave other fields intact - they are for advanced use only

9. Start the Transfer Process

Note: Cloudscraper will never save your Secret Access Key. It is used for logging into Amazon AWS to upload your server image.

Wait till image created and data is uploaded.

Cloudscraper Web Panel will update you on the progress.

Note: it takes approx 3 hours to upload 10 Gb system image. So choose what to transfer wisely.

10. Run the uploaded instance thru AWS Management Console

Remember to select the region you choosen in "Cloud Options" window.

You may alter the machine type (it's CPU, RAM, etc), add extra volumes, configure firewalls.



9. Access it via RDP using your local Administrator credentials.

Now your server is in the Amazon Cloud!

Note! If you have troubles connecting your machine, add RDP rule to default security group, apply changes and reboot the instance