fly migrate-to-v2: Apps with volumes support 🎉

Only way I got past this is by doing at fly scale count 1. It seems the old autoscale commands do nothing.

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Hi! This was a bug on the backend, and should be fixed now. Sorry about that!

Is there any guide on how to migrate a nomad database to v2?
My database instance does not have a fly.toml, this instance was generated when I created my application.

@allison can you help me?

@rodolfosilva You can pull a fly.toml file from a running app with fly config save. That should be enough to get you migrating :slight_smile:

I’m trying to migrate my app to the v2 platform using migrate-to-v2.

It seems to have got stuck at

Waiting for nomad allocs for '<app-name>' to be destroyed

It just hangs forever. Any suggestions? The logs aren’t giving me much


It eventually timed out and rolled back:

==> Migrating matchhaus-prod to the V2 platform
>  Locking app to prevent changes during the migration
>  Enabling machine creation on app
>  Creating an app release to register this migration
>  Starting machines
INFO Using wait timeout: 2m0s lease timeout: 13s delay between lease refreshes: 4s
Updating existing machines in 'matchhaus-prod' with rolling strategy
  Finished deploying
>  Scaling nomad VMs down to zero now that machines are running.
Waiting for nomad allocs for 'matchhaus-prod' to be destroyed /
Waiting for nomad allocs for 'matchhaus-prod' to be destroyed -
Waiting for nomad allocs for 'matchhaus-prod' to be destroyed |
failed while migrating: nomad allocs never reached zero, timed out
==> (!) An error has occurred. Attempting to rollback changes...
>  Setting platform version to 'nomad'
>  Successfully recovered

Now, when I attempt to migrate again it errors saying it cannot parse the config. The config has not changed since the last attempt and it doesn’t give any information as to why the config can’t be parsed.

$ fly migrate-to-v2 -c fly/                                                                                                                                                                   [15:38:22]
Error: We had trouble parsing your fly.toml. Please check for more information.

I’m trying to migrate redis apps
flyctl migrate-to-v2 --config ./fly/


flyctl migrate-to-v2 --config ./fly/fly.staging.redis.toml
and got the message

failed while migrating: unfortunately the worker hosting your volume vol_18l524yj5oj47zmp (redis_server_foodbank_dev) does not have capacity for another volume to support the migration; some other options: 1) try again later and there might be more space on the worker, 2) run a manual migration Manual migration to Apps V2, or 3) wait until we support volume migrations across workers (we’re working on it!)

Hi! Would you feel comfortable sharing your fly.toml? If not publicly, could you email I’d like to take a look at why this is.

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I actually got it working in the end. Seems like there was a problem on Fly’s end with the fly.toml as after the failed migration even running fly config save resulted in the “couldn’t parse config” error.

I had to do a fly deploy which seemed to fix the config. I then tryed migrate-to-v2 once more and this time it worked. The logs didn’t tell me much but the app is matchhaus-prod if you wanted to look further.

FWIW the app was crashing earlier today (after months of being super stable ) which I solved with another redeploy. Not sure if there’s been some other Fly issues today that haven’t surfaced.

Yep you’re right, this was a bug on our end that affected some configs that @kwaw fixed earlier

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# fly.toml file generated for fly-foodbank-dev-redis on 2021-09-16T13:16:30+04:00

app = "fly-foodbank-dev-redis"

kill_signal = "SIGINT"
kill_timeout = 5
processes = []


  allowed_public_ports = []
  auto_rollback = true

  source      = "redis_server_foodbank_dev"
  destination = "/data"

  http_checks = []
  internal_port = 6379
  processes = ["app"]
  protocol = "tcp"
  script_checks = []

    hard_limit = 25
    soft_limit = 20
    type = "connections"

    handlers = []
    port = "10000"

    grace_period = "1s"
    interval = "15s"
    restart_limit = 6

We have lower than usual capacity in the region your app is deployed in. I’m gonna copy @senyo’s great response to someone about this earlier this month:

One way around this is to create a volume in the same region and then do all the migration steps manually.
Otherwise, if you’re not a rush, you can retry the migration periodically. The worker may have capacity at a point in future and we’ll be able to run the migration successfully.
For what its worth, this issue is unique to the way we’ve designed volumes in that they are tied to a host, hence the issue. We’ve got ideas to make this work out of the box so in future, this shouldn’t be a problem.

We are still not able to migrate any volume apps in ORD. Any updates?

To migrate when your current host is full, you’ll need remote volume forking.
It’s coming along pretty well! We have cross-host volume forking working, but we still have to move state information through our stack so that flyctl can know when the destination volume is fully hydrated (and therefore safe to use). When we have volume forking ready, that’ll get its own Fresh Produce thread, but one of us will also post about it in here too.

It shouldn’t be that far out :slight_smile: