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Create droplet from backup in different region

May 5, 2014 1.3k views
I'm trying to create a droplet from a backup, and I can see my list of backups. However, if I select a different region for the new droplet than the region where the backup is stored, I can no longer select the backup. Is it possible (or will it soon be possible) to create a droplet from a backup stored in a different region?
3 Answers
You can convert the backup to a snapshot and distribute it to the other regions for deployment that way.
Thanks! How do I:

- convert the backup to a snapshot?
- distribute it to the other regions?
@Joel:

In the "Images" menu, click on the icon to the right of your backup:

http://i.imgur.com/r9dKhee.png

Now the backup is available as a snapshot. Now click the globe icon for the snapshot to select a region to transfer it too:

http://i.imgur.com/re5m9vT.png
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