Is it OK to clone Octopus (management server)

I’d like to clone our production Octopus management server to test upgrading to the latest version of Octopus. Are there any gotchas or is there any downside to doing so? I plan to run some deployments to our test and pre-production environments side by side with the original server.


Thanks for getting in touch! There are some things to note here.

Most importantly, unless you have a High Availability/Data Centre license, you will need a separate database per Octopus instance. Connecting multiple instances to a single database will change your configuration to High Availability and stop you from deploying.

We have some documentation which covers recommended strategy here.

We also have a documentation page for backing up and restoring the database.

Let me know if you have any further question here or run into any issues. :slight_smile:

Best regards,