Archiving current site to a subdomain
Version upgrades are usual process in software life cycle, below are the steps, i had used to migrate my existing site.
What i am doing is sort of migrating my existing site from root domain to a subdomain, so in a way previous version is also active for reference purposes.
Existing Current site : bobbydreamer.com
New Proposed Site : localhost:8000
After this migration process, current site would become archived site and new proposed site would become the current site
Archived site : v2.bobbydreamer.com
# Steps i took in migrating the site
Created a new bucket in GCS with settings multi-regional and permissions
Since the current site is hosted from Cloud Storage, i am just moving all the files from current bucket
www.v2.bobbydreamer.com. I don't have to do this but it will reduce confusion in future. Open Cloud Shell and enter the below commands
First command :
gsutil -m cp -r gs://www.bobbydreamer.com/* gs://www.v2.bobbydreamer.comcopies files from one bucket to another
- -m for parallel(multi-threaded/multi-processing) copy
- -r for recursive to copy entire directory tree
Second command :
gsutil defacl set public-read gs://www.v2.bobbydreamer.comto make entire bucket public
Did you note the highlighted text in the image in point(1). Sort of, Domain ownership verification required. Since everything is in Planet Google, its easy for me. I am already logged in google account, now i have to go to Search console, type in new URL( www.v2.bobbydreamer.com ) to verify ownership.
Adding custom resource records in Google Domains.
Go to Google Domains -> My Domains -> DNS -> Add the below custom record
After waiting for 10mins everything is set.
As a final step i have deleted the "Custom resource records" related to www.bobbydreamer.com with data "c.storage.googleapis.com."