Migration to the cloud
Migrating your Kimai on-premise installation to the cloud is easy and fast
The Kimai cloud is open for all previous self-hosting customers. I can help to migrate your current installation to a paid cloud. Migration is supported from the following systems:
- Kimai 1
- Kimai 2 (MySQL / MariaDB)
- Kimai 2 (SQLite)
Please note that I do not offer migration into a free account.
Normal migrations needs approx. 1 hour, but there might be circumstances that lead to an increased migration time:
- Kimai 2 SQLite database: if you deleted data, I might need to solve issues one by one manually
- Kimai 1 installation: check that it is at latest patch level, otherwise it will be upgraded during migration
- Kimai 1 installation: make sure that all of your users have a valid email address
Migration is free, if you are bringing more than 10 users (Plus) or 5 users (Premium), otherwise it is 150€ per hour (without tax).
What you need to provide
In case of a Kimai 1 migration, you need to provide:
timezone and a migration
password (all existing user passwords will be reset to this passphrase).
In case of a Kimai 2 SQLite migration: the SQLite file (eg.
In case of a MySQL/MariaDB migration: the database as dump via
mysqldump or created with a tool like