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Can I create a clone from a dropplet?

  • Posted October 24, 2013

for example, I have a dropplet A and I want a new dropplet B as a clone from A

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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.

@graham: Unless you have programs that bind specifically to that IP address (most bind to 127.0.0.1 or 0.0.0.0 which is available on both droplets), it should work fine.

Power off Droplet A and create a snapshot of Droplet A. Then either: <br> <br>1. Create Droplet B, choosing the image of droplet A from the Images section. <br>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.

Power off Droplet A and create a snapshot of Droplet A. Then either: <br> <br>1. Create Droplet B, choosing the image of droplet A from the Images section. <br>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.

Power off Droplet A and create a snapshot of Droplet A. Then either: <br> <br>1. Create Droplet B, choosing the image of droplet A from the Images section. <br>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.

Power off Droplet A and create a snapshot of Droplet A. Then either: <br> <br>1. Create Droplet B, choosing the image of droplet A from the Images section. <br>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.

Power off Droplet A and create a snapshot of Droplet A. Then either: <br> <br>1. Create Droplet B, choosing the image of droplet A from the Images section. <br>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.

can you clone a droplet

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