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Farewell OpenShift 2

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It’s 3 days after the End of Life of OpenShift 2. As I posted earlier about the notice, I had migrated my little app to its next generation: OpenShift Online 3. My app is the basis of my personal website and the backend of my Android app. So it’s kind of a must for me to migrate it as soon as possible. And actually I did it successfully last week.

As I deploy it by Git, I still have the source repository. So, I don’t care of the deployed one on the OpenShift. But, once I received an email from OpenShift about the “one time exception” to allow me to backup the data even after its end of life, I think it’s worth trying. LOL

OpenShift 2 free plan gives customer 3 free ‘gears’ to run, with minimum resources of course. But those 3 resource-limited gears are more than sufficient to live up my websites. I use them for a WordPress blog, a Ghost blog, and a Laravel app respectively. The first two are not so functional, as they are just like internet junks. But the latter, actually it’s very important for me, since my personal website (badwi.my.id) and the backend for my Android app (Hafal Quran) rely on it.

Fortunately, I have tried configuring a newer OpenShift 3 recently. And it has a refined CLI tool that quite different than OpenShift 2. I personally so thankful for the company behind it who has provided me a “free” deployment server for a couple of years.

It’s a kind of fact that there are so many poor developers who cannot afford even the cheapest VPS or PaaS for their not-so-popular webapps, including me. Thank you OpenShift Online 2, we will miss you. Auf Wiedersehen!

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I just followed the guide from the attached link. Then a few moments after I typed rhc snapshot save php, I got my deployed source of the app, including error logs of Nginx and PHP.

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And now I feel so relieve of the data –if it will be deleted forever. Farewell, my –prior– app.


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