My first post here. I’m looking for an advice on something, and hopefully, someone here has some experience with it, and is willing to share
I might need to migrate an AWS instance that has GitLab installed on it to another VPC.
Two options that are considered are migrating using a snapshot, and just making new instance in the new VPC using that snapshot.
The other is just migrating on app level, which is longer.
What I would like to know is, is there any reason why I should NOT migrate using snapshots.
What worries me is that instances are closely connected to VPC they are in. I am worried that during snapshotting, some metadata, timestamps, whatever, might be picked up, and later cause some issues.
Does anyone have some experience, or an opinion regarding this?