Migration of RoR applications to a new server

I have to move my RoR apps to a new server. It may sound extremely
simple, but i’d like to hear some advices before proceeding: How should
i make this migration? For the migration of the mysql databases, should
i follow the MySQL documentation? For the rails directories, simply FTP?

Thanks in advance,
Vaggelis

I did simply a secure copy from the old server to the new one:

$ scp -pr MyRailsWorkDirectory [email protected]:directory/

where “MyRailsWorkDirectory” is my rails work dir from the old server,
“user” is a username created to the new server, and “directory/” is the
directory where the MyRailsWorkDirectory will be moved on. The initial
location is the home directory of the “username”. Note that “:” is not a
port symbol.

In order to migrate all my mysql databases i first did a backup:

$ mysqldump -u root -p --all-databases > backup.sql
(*** there is no need to stop the databases during backup. MysqlDump
blocks all databases during backup process ***)

and after trasfering backup.sql (i used again scp to do this) to the new
server i restored all with:

$ mysql -u root -p < backup.sql

The migration was completely successful acting in this way.

Vaggelis Typaldos wrote:

I have to move my RoR apps to a new server. It may sound extremely
simple, but i’d like to hear some advices before proceeding: How should
i make this migration? For the migration of the mysql databases, should
i follow the MySQL documentation? For the rails directories, simply FTP?

Thanks in advance,
Vaggelis

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