Procedure

  1. Download the Cloud Migration tool package. The decompressed files are as follows.
    Table 1. Windows server
    File or file folder Description
    Excludes folder Filters out the directories from the migration. An rsync_excludes_win.txt file is included by default.
    client_data Maintains the record of transmission data during a migration. Transmission data includes the attributes of the intermediate instance for cloud migration, the process information of data disk migration, the generated custom image name, the region you plan to migrate to and so on.
    user_config.json The configuration file of your source server
    go2aliyun_gui.exe A GUI wizard for Windows OS. For more information, see Windows GUI of Cloud Migration tool.
    Table 2. Linux server
    File or file folder Description
    Check An image compliance detection tool. It contains a client_check program by default.
    client_data Maintains the record of transmission data during a migration. Transmission data includes the attributes of the intermediate instance for cloud migration, the process information of data disk migration, the generated custom image name, the region you plan to migrate to and so on.
    user_config.json The configuration file of the source server.
    Excludes folder Filters out the directories from the migration. An rsync_excludes_win.txt file is included by default.
    go2aliyun_client The main program of Cloud Migration tool.
  2. Decompress the Cloud Migration tool package to the specified directory.
  3. Edit the user_config.json file, reference Migrate to Alibaba Cloud by using Cloud Migration tool.

    The user_config.json configuration file is edited in JSON. It contains necessary configuration information when you migrate the target on-premises server, including your AccessKey and target custom image name. You are required to manually configure a few parameters.

    If you are using the Windows GUI version, you can complete the user_config on the GUI interface. For more information, see Windows GUI of Cloud Migration tool.

  4. Run Cloud Migration tool as an administrator or a root user to create a custom image.
    Specifically, a Linux system can use the following commands to run the Cloud Migration tool:
    chmod +x go2aliyun_client
    ./go2aliyun_client