Today we announce a new way of importing workloads to Spotinst – Stateful Import. Stateful Import allows our customers to import existing AWS instances to Spotinst with ease by automatically cloning the instance data and configuration.
Previously, Spotinst Elastigroup allowed importing a workload configuration, making it easy to create new workloads managed by Spotinst. On the other hand, a migration process required some extra steps, due to the fact that only configuration data was cloned and not the actual content. Now, When importing a stateful instance, Elastigroup forms a new image from the current instance data (both root and data volumes) and launches a new instance with the same exact configuration and data. additionally, the customer has the option to retain the private IP if needed.