How to Reinstall Server while Keeping the IP Addresses

If you ever need to get a fresh install of your cloud server, but would also want to retain the IP addresses from you old host, then this guide is for you. The storage devices containing the operating system for your servers are easy to configure, move and remove using the features at your UpCloud […]

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How to Import VMware Image to UpCloud

If you already have a running virtual host on a VMware hypervisor, but would like to take advantage of the scalable hardware and MaxIOPS storage technology, it is possible to import VMware systems to UpCloud. To get your existing server running in the cloud you will need to upload the server image to a new cloud […]

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Adding and Removing Storage Disks

Adding and removing storage disks on a cloud server at your UpCloud Control Panel is easy, but the changes also require actions on the operating system level. Whether you are looking to increase data storage or working on other operations that depend on making changes to the disk configurations, this guide lists the steps to perform on Linux or […]

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Restoring Backups

UpCloud provides several ways to restore data from your disk backups. Most commonly you can either revert the entire disk to a previous backup snapshot, or you can clone the backup to a standard disk and restore individual files. Restoring a backup replacing the current disk This method will overwrite the existing disk entirely with the selected […]

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How to Boot a Server With Live CD

Sometimes you might want to try out a different operating system without having to spend the time installing it using a live CD. Running a server from a live CD requires you to create a new storage device to copy the live CD image onto, configure the storage disk as a CDROM at your UpCloud Control […]

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Using Your Own Server Image

If you already have a server image that you would like to use on top of UpCloud’s IaaS service, you can create a bootable OS storage from it. The process requires that you deploy a new server, upload the image to the cloud host and set up the new disk device. This guide goes through the […]

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Using Your Own Installation Media

Although we offer several different operating system images and CDROMs at the UpCloud Control Panel, you might want to install an operating system from your own installation media. This process requires you to create a storage that contains the install image, define it as a CDROM at the control panel and then boot up the server […]

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Resizing Storage

Before resizing your server’s storage disks, there are a couple things you need to consider. While increasing storage size is safe to do on an existing disk, and can even be done while the disk is mounted in the operating system, decreasing the storage disk is not as straight forward, imagine shrinking a disk too […]

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