Backend and Infrastructure

Import an Existing Site

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If you already have a Drupal Web site, you can import it to Acquia Cloud using the following steps:

  1. Create a drush archive of your existing site, using the command: $ drush archive-dump
  2. Copy the archive to your local computer so that it can be uploaded via a Web interface.
  3. In the Acquia Cloud dashboard, navigate to the "Workflow" tab.
  4. Hover over the gear icon and click on "Import an existing site" from the list of options. A pop-up window will open.
  5. Click the link "Upload a Drush site archive".
  6. Click "Choose file" and select the archive you made previously from your local computer.
  7. Enable the checkbox to say you understand this will replace anything currently installed on your dev environment.
  8. Click "Import".

Note: This will only work for archives that are smaller than 500MB. If your site is larger than this, you will need to refer to Acquia Cloud's documentation.

This is Step-3 of the Free Tier on-boarding process for Acquia Cloud