Demo: Migrate to Amazon EC2

Clone your Windows server to Amazon EC2.

This demo will guide you through easy steps to clone your existing server to Amazon EC2 Cloud.

You'd need to sign up Amazon AWS in order to transfer and run your server.


1. Download and install Cloudscraper on your server

Microsoft Windows Server of 2003, 2003R2, 2008, 2008R2, 2012 versions are supported.


2. Run Cloudscraper


3. Click "Start New Transfer", select volumes you want to upload

For example, you may upload your system volume only but synchronize your data volumes by other means (e.g DB replication)


4. Choose AWS region you want to transfer your server to

Choose region for your server. Use the nearest location to reach the maximum upload speed.

5. Get your active AWS Access Keys

Create new keys if you haven't got any.

Note: AWS Access Keys are not your email\password from AWS Account. AWS Access Keys is got from web page.

IAM support: IAM keys could also be used. IAM account should have S3 and EC2 full access permisions


6. Enter your AWS Keys, press "Check Access" to

Note: Cloudscraper will never save your Secret Access Key. It is used for logging into Amazon AWS to upload your server image.


7. Start the Transfer Process

Enter path to store intermediate images, configuration files, press "Start" in the Transfer Process Window

Wait till image created and data is uploaded.

Note: it takes approx 3 hours to upload 10 Gb system image. So choose what to transfer wisely.


8. Run the uploaded instance thru AWS Management Console

Remember to select the region you choosen in "Cloud Options" window.

You may alter the machine type (it's CPU, RAM, etc), add extra volumes, configure firewalls.



9. Access it via RDP using your local Administrator credentials.

Now your server is in the Amazon Cloud!

Note! If you have troubles connecting your machine, add RDP rule to default security group, apply changes and reboot the instance