Creating droplet from snapshot doesn't work

August 1, 2018 2.8k views
WordPress Ubuntu 16.04

The tutorial about transferring ownership of a droplet is very straightforward but I am having trouble getting it to work. I have two droplets: WordPress and Discord. I want to transfer the droplets to a team account so more people can have access to them. I made a snapshot or each droplet and successfully transferred them to the team. When I create a droplet from the snapshots, they run, I get the welcome email with the new IP address and password, and I SSH into them.

For the Wordpress droplet I get a message saying the WordPress site has successfully started. I go to the IP address in a browser and it always times out so I can’t see what the problem is.

The Discourse droplet doesn’t even appear to function as when I SSH into it I get a regular Ubuntu prompt and nothing mentioning discord.

I’d really like to get these up and running under the team account but I’m stuck.

1 comment
  • The WordPress one has come back, I guess because the DNS records went through?

    Discourse is still not operating and I don’t know why.

1 Answer

Hello friend!

Wordpress timing out sounds like it may be redirecting to the URL configured in it’s database, and then timing out due to DNS cache not being refreshed on your system or resolvers, as you noted in the other comment.

As for Discourse, SSH in and try this:

cd /var/discourse
./launcher rebuild app

It will take a few minutes.

Kind Regards,

  • I’ve done the rebuild. At the very end of it I get this message:

    /usr/bin/docker: Error response from daemon: driver failed programming external connectivity on endpoint app (14ccd673d889eb777494072e100609de67d76242d781ad37d9b1c41c199f3f25): Error starting userland proxy: listen tcp listen: address already in use.

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