Migrate to a dedicated instance

Written by Jon Börjesson

Are you ready to move out from a shared server to a dedicated one? Here is a migration guide that you can follow for a smooth migration process.

Migration from a shared to a dedicated plan

A while ago we changed the subscription plans Keen Koala and larger to dedicated instances. It has since then not been possible to upgrade from a shared plan like Cute Cat or Humble Hedgehog to a dedicated plan. What you need to do instead is creating a new instance and migrate to that one. To make your migration smooth, you can follow these steps:

  1. When you create a new instance it’s possible to copy settings and users from an existing instance. This is done in the third step of the instance wizard.
  2. If you are using the default user (random eight chars) on your old instance, add it to your new instance and give it full access to all topics
  3. Create a bridge on the new instance that shovels all messages from the old instance to the new. We recommend selecting QoS 1 or 2 for the bridge.
  4. Reconfigure your subscribers to use the new instance.
  5. Reconfigure your publishers to use the new instance.
  6. If the old instance is a Humble Hedgehog, downgrade to Cute Cat, and keep for a while if you for some reason need or would like to move back.
  7. Remove the bridge created in step 3.
  8. Enjoy your dedicated plan!

Let us know if you have any questions!