Migrating an Existing Project to Craft Nitro

Migrating an existing project to Nitro is probably going to be the most common scenario you run into, assuming you move all of your projects over instead of just using Nitro for new projects.

Migrat­ing an exist­ing project to Nitro is prob­a­bly going to be the most com­mon sce­nario you run into, assum­ing you move all of your projects over instead of just using Nitro for new projects. Where pos­si­ble, I would rec­om­mend mov­ing all active­ly devel­oped projects over so you don’t have to jump between devel­op­ment environments.

The site we’re going to move to Nitro is the sam­ple site I used fre­quent­ly on CraftQuest, Down­link. We learned about Down­link in the Flex­i­ble Twig Tem­plates in Craft course.

I already have this project run­ning local­ly, so I don’t need to clone any­thing or down­load any code. 

In the project direc­to­ry, we will use the nitro add com­mand to add a new project. Nitro assumes that we are going to do it with­in the con­text of the cur­rent work­ing directory. 

After that, we walk through the Nitro project set­up process, choos­ing the Dock­er con­tain­er con­fig­u­ra­tion we need.

Import­ing a Data­base into Craft Nitro

Final­ly, I want to get the data­base import­ed into the Nitro MySQL con­tain­er I have run­ning from the instal­la­tion process. To do that we use nitro db import and then the name of the data­base export file.

nitro db import ~/Downloads/downlink.sql

Nitro will prompt us to choose which data­base we want to use for the import and then import the data­base dump file.

Now we are ready to test the migrat­ed project in the web brows­er and check that every­thing is work­ing as expected!

Here are all of the videos in Local Development with Craft Nitro:

1What is Craft Nitro?Craft Nitro is a Docker-based local hosting solution by Pixel & Tonic, the developers of Craft. It is designed as an officially-supported way to handle local development of Craft CMS website builds, as well as when working on plugin development. 04:08
2Is Craft Nitro Right for Me?Five checks to see if Craft Nitro is the local development environment for you. 02:33
3How to Install Craft NitroInstalling Craft Nitro on macOS requires Docker, so that means you need to first have Docker Desktop for Mac installed and working. 09:20
4Creating Your First Site with NitroNow that we have Nitro installed, we are ready to create our first Craft hosted with Nitro. 09:49
5Setting Up A Boilerplate Project with Craft NitroIf you have a boilerplate project that you work with when starting new projects, it’s simple to use that to create a new Nitro project via the `nitro create` command. 04:35
6Migrating an Existing Project to Craft NitroMigrating an existing project to Nitro is probably going to be the most common scenario you run into, assuming you move all of your projects over instead of just using Nitro for new projects. 05:04
7Running Craft Commands Against a Craft Nitro SiteIt's best to run all `craft` commands through the `nitro` command. 02:15
8Craft CMS Multi-Site with Craft NitroSupporting a Craft multi-site installation with Craft Nitro requires using the `nitro alias` command. 04:33
9How to Recall Which Nitro Sites Are RunningI like to be able to get a quick peak and reminds myself of what’s what and if I’ve even set up a project in Nitro yet. 02:58
10Removing a Site from Craft NitroHere is how to remove a site from Craft Nitro. 03:05
11Testing Email Sending in Craft NitroIn addition to the core functionality of local hosting, Craft Nitro also has ancillary services that fill out the total experience of running a Craft site. 05:28
12Updating Craft NitroNitro is an actively maintained project by Pixel & Tonic. You’ll get the best experience with Nitro if you regularly update to get the latest features and improvements. 01:37
13Uninstalling Craft NitroIf you decide that Nitro isn’t for you or you need to troubleshoot an issue by uninstalling Nitro, then this is how to do it. 02:47
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