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  • Nick Bloodworth 19 posts 89 karma points
    6 days ago
    Nick Bloodworth
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    Hi, I have a MacBook and a trial of Umbraco Cloud.

    In the instructions it says I have to clone the site which is fine, but under the "Using a Mac" document it mentions setting up a connection string. Does this mean I have to have an empty SQL database in my Docker container? Do I need this and if so, do I then need to clone the database back to the cloud?

    I'm also struggling to find details of the starter package, such as DB size, disk space and bandwidth. Can anyone help with these details?

    Thanks, Nick

  • Corné Hoskam 78 posts 582 karma points MVP c-trib
    6 days ago
    Corné Hoskam
    0

    Hi Nick,

    With a MacBook you have two options by ways of databases. Your first option would be to use a SQLite database locally, which allows you to run your Umbraco instance natively on your Mac.

    https://docs.umbraco.com/umbraco-cms/v/10.latest-lts/fundamentals/setup/install/running-umbraco-on-a-mac

    The second option would indeed be to set up a SQL server connection, which you could through the use of Docker. To configure & setup SQL Server in Docker, I would recommend you follow the following steps, which is what the official Docs link to:

    https://creativewebspecialist.co.uk/2021/09/07/how-to-run-netcore-umbraco-cms-on-a-macbook/

    To answer your question about needing to clone the database back to the cloud, that won't be nessecary! If you want to mimic your local Umbraco environment to your Cloud environment, the use of Umbraco Deploy allows you to restore & transfer content across the different instances!

    Hope this helps!

    Corné

  • Nick Bloodworth 19 posts 89 karma points
    3 days ago
    Nick Bloodworth
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    So I've cloned the site from the Umbraco Cloud and it loads fine. Next question is how to upload it back to the cloud.

    It almost seemed too easy :-)

    Also, is there any point in developing the site locally?

  • Corné Hoskam 78 posts 582 karma points MVP c-trib
    3 days ago
    Corné Hoskam
    0

    There are two parts to that! For things like settings (doctype & datatype changes), you will notice the changes have been written to disk. If you push them using version control, they will be imported on your cloud environment!

    For things like Content and Media you can use Umbraco Deploy to transfer content from one environment to the other from within Umbraco by right clicking on a node and clicking "Transfer"! 🙂

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