Created droplet from snapshot. Now things don't work.

I created a snapshot from my droplet and then created a new droplet from that snapshot. Then I transferred the domain. But that doesn’t work very well:

  • SSH and FTP seem to work correctly
  • Instead of my website I see only a directory content. That directory content contains one directory - some directory I uploaded separately from the rest of website. I also see one file. But that file is not hosted in the root directory of my server and I am puzzled where it comes from.
  • I use VirtualMin for management. I can login with Virtualmin with the login of a specific user. But when I try to login as root I am not recognized.

Does anyone have an idea what is happening here and what I should do?


I attempted the doplet->snapshot->transfer->snapshot->droplet and nothing worked at all. Now my original droplets don’t function since I turned them back on to create the snapshots. I don’t even know where to begin looking for the cause of the problem. I’ve got a WordPress and Discourse 1-click droplet and neither are functioning anymore.

I found that it is running my domain from /var/www/html/ instead of /home/mydomain/

It looks like something went wrong closing down the website before the snapshot

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I just used the “create droplet from snapshot” function of Digital Ocean. So the new server should have the same setup as the old one.

Where did you transfer the domain? Is it possible the new server isn’t properly setup?