By cloning a VPS it is possible to make an exact duplicate of your VPS on a new VPS (i.e. of the hardware and software).
You're also offered the option to geographically seperate your services during the cloning process. While cloning your VPS, you can choose in which availability zone you'd like to place your VPS clone. VPS cloning is done by following the steps below.
- A VPS with an active 'lock' can not be cloned.
- A VPS which uses a web control panel licence to operate (for example pre-installed images with DirectAdmin, Plesk or cPanel) can also be cloned and a new license will be added to the cloned VPS. You may have to sync the license data before the clone can use the new license.
- Due to the required SSD disc-space, it is not possible to clone an existing VPS to a smaller VPS.
- If you configured the IP addresses on your VPS statically, you will not be able to use the network-connectivity of the new VPS yet as it will also copy the network-configuration. Because you can not use the original IP addresses, you need to first manually alter the network-settings and configure the IP address(es), to allocate the new IP addresses and remove the existing ones from the new VPS.
- Cloning has no impact on services on the old VPS, such as Big Storage. It'll remain attached and usable.
Log in to your control panel, navigate to the 'BladeVPS' tab and click the name of your VPS on the left.
In the top right, click on 'Manage', followed by 'Clone'.
Click on 'Configure' under the size of VPS you'd like to clone the VPS as. By clicking on 'More performance' in the bottom you can also choose an X16, X24, or X32.
You're now shown the availability zones you can clone the VPS to, as well as availability-zone that hosts the original VPS. Click 'Choose' behind the availability zone you'd like to clone your VPS to.
Click on 'Order' to finalize and order the clone of your VPS.
Depending on the size of the original VPS, it can take some time before the new, cloned VPS can be used. However, it should however be listed in the VPS overview after a few seconds.
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