This is very difficult to implement, because it’s not easy to know what “everything” means. We think you’re saying you want all the software you’ve installed and settings you’ve changed to be migrated. But without a very deep understanding of what OS you started with (exactly), it’s hard to tease apart the difference between what was there and what you installed.
An error occurred while saving the commentMatthew Jackman commented
Yes, "all the software you’ve installed and settings you’ve changed" would be pretty great. Even better, if you were able to display a manifest of everything that could be migrated and a picker so I could choose exactly what I wanted to migrate to my new image.
In my case, we're currently using Centos 6.8, and it's a LAMP stack. The ability to extract the AMP from the LAMP stack would work. Not that it's horribly complicated manual process, but would be nice to automate. Extract current versions, modules, settings, site data, much of which could be extracted from phpinfo() (for many LAMP stacks) as a single source of truth.
There are some technical reasons why this is not possible currently, but we hope we can do it in the future, it’s a popular request.
Thanks for the suggestion, this is something we’d certainly like to investigate in the future.