Can I create a clone from a dropplet?

October 24, 2013 43.4k views
for example, I have a dropplet A and I want a new dropplet B as a clone from A
8 Answers
Power off Droplet A and create a snapshot of Droplet A. Then either:

1. Create Droplet B, choosing the image of droplet A from the Images section.
2. If Droplet B already exists, choose the 'Destroy' then 'Rebuild' option from the horizontal menus. Choose your image of Droplet A from the select box.

I need to do a clone to enable backups on my droplet (webserver running wordpress).. from what I gather, all I would have to do after the clone to get things working again, is change my DNS (hosted at DO) t point the A record to new droplet IP… can someone confirm that?? thanks.

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When cloning a droplet like that, how does it work with the IP address? Doesn't the new Server B expect to have the same IP address as the current server A?

When cloning a droplet which way?

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@graham: Unless you have programs that bind specifically to that IP address (most bind to or which is available on both droplets), it should work fine.
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