create droplet from snapshot by REST api

  • Posted December 30, 2014

Can’t found in the documentation, but that is not working , also tried to put “snapshot_id” in the “image” no good.

  "image":"ubuntu-14-04-x64" , "snapshot_ids": ["java-8-snapshot"]}

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Can you share the API call you actually made and the error message that was returned? It would help us figure out what’s going on here.

To launch a new droplet based on a snapshot, you need to supply it’s ID for the image parameter:

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN' -d \
    '{"name":"","region":"nyc3","size":"512mb","image": 12345}' \
    "droplet": {
        "id": 3622537,
        "name": "",
        "memory": 512,
        "vcpus": 1,
        "disk": 20,
        "locked": true,
        "status": "new",
        "kernel": {
            "id": 2233,
            "name": "Ubuntu 14.04 x64 vmlinuz-3.13.0-37-generic",
            "version": "3.13.0-37-generic"
        "created_at": "2014-12-30T21:43:03Z",
        "features": [
        "backup_ids": [],
        "snapshot_ids": [],
        "image": {},
        "size_slug": "512mb",
        "networks": {},
        "region": {}
    "links": {
        "actions": [
                "id": 40095737,
                "rel": "create",
                "href": ""

nop, the droplet was created, it just was an empty droplet not a snapshot image.

yeah I passed the authentication stage the JSON I pasted is the command