WPCloudDeploy Documentation

Server Sync: Switching To The Destination Server

In order to switch to the backup server you need to do two things:

  1. Update your DNS records for the sites to point to the backup (destination) server and
  2. Disable server sync on the origin server.

It is very important that you disable server sync on the origin server otherwise the sites will continue to sync from origin to the destination (backup) server which will overwrite any changes that occur on the destination server.

If you need to make the backup server the permanent primary server and want to start to manage the sites on that server from the WPCloud Deploy or FireupWP dashboard you need to point the records to the new server.  To do this:

  • Bring up the site record
  • Update the PARENT ID record to point to the backup server record.  The ID for the backup/destination server will be shown in the SYNC column on the server list screen.
  • Remove the SYNC option permanently from the origin server.
  • Install callbacks on the destination server
  • Setup backups on the destination server if it was setup on the original server.

You might want to contact our support team for more help if you’re in a situation where you need to use the backup / destination server as the primary server.