# Move a UniFi controller using Backup and Restore

This article will explain in detail how to use the UniFi backup and restore to move your configuration from one Controller to another.

  1. Settings > System > Backup select "Settings Only" and download a backup of your UniFi Network Application.

  2. Restore the backup file on your hosted controller. Settings > System > Backup - Restore Backup, click Import. You can also upload the backup file during the Setup Wizard.

  1. Move the devices to your hosted controller

Option A. Replace your custom domain name record with a CNAME DNS record and point it to your hosted controller name (example.cloudunifi.com)

Option B. On the existing controller, go into Settings>System>Other Configuration - Override Inform Host, click "enable" and input your new hosted controller name (example.cloudunifi.com) then click "Apply Changes". Your devices will start to move over to the new controller, but it may take 5-10 minutes.

  1. For Option A, contact our support team to update the TLS certificate on your controller with your custom domain name.