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How To Migrate Your Files To Lighthouse

Lighthouse is a decentralized storage protocol that utilizes the power of Filecoin and IPFS to provide perpetual storage for your files. Unlike traditional storage solutions, Lighthouse offers a number of advantages, including encryption and access control, as well as cost savings over alternatives.

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Migrating files to Lighthouse is a relatively straightforward process, allowing you to migrate your files from any IPFS node which is on a public network, and it can be done using the CID (Content Identifier) of the files you wish to move. In this article, we will walk you through the steps of migrating both a single CID and multiple CIDs to Lighthouse.

Steps for Migrating Using CID:

  • Copy the CID of the file you want to migrate from your current storage provider.

  • Go to https://files.lighthouse.storage/ and log in to the Lighthouse Files Dapp.

  • Go to the Migration tab on the left side of the page.

  • Click on the "Create Migration" button and paste the CID into the field provided. Press the spacebar, and then press the "Migrate CID" button.

  • Wait for the CID to migrate. You can check the status of the migration in the "Status" column.

NOTE: You can also Upload a CSV File containing a list of all the CID separated by a comma

It's important to note that migrating your files to Lighthouse can take some time, depending on peer discoverability in the IPFS network, the size of your data, and the speed of your internet connection. However, once the migration is complete, you just created another replication of your file on the IPFS Network, also a Filecoin deal will get created for the migrated file by Lighthouse. In conclusion, migrating your data to Lighthouse is a great way to ensure that your files are stored securely. Lighthouse is also cheaper than alternatives and provides perpetual storage. With its easy-to-use platform and simple process, you can migrate your files to Lighthouse with ease.

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