Question

How do I create a Droplet using a Snapshot using v2 API?

Posted May 7, 2018 1.8k views
CentOS API

Hi,
I’ve created a shapshot for one of my droplets and can see it being retrieved using the a private Image:
URL: https://api.digitalocean.com/v2/images?private=true
Response:

{
    "images": [
        {
            "id": 34127022,
            "name": "sc-sh-foundation",
            "distribution": "CentOS",
            "slug": null,
            "public": false,
            "regions": [
                "sfo2"
            ],
            "created_at": "2018-05-07T09:42:19Z",
            "min_disk_size": 80,
            "type": "snapshot",
            "size_gigabytes": 10.78
        }
    ],
    "links": {},
    "meta": {
        "total": 1
    }
}

But when I try to create a droplet with the image id I get an error.
URL: https://api.digitalocean.com/v2/droplets
Request:

{
  "name": "sc-sh-isccs",
  "region": "sfo2",
  "size": 109,
  "image": 34127022,
  "ssh_keys": [20594886],
  "backups": false,
  "ipv6": false,
  "user_data": null,
  "private_networking": null,
  "volumes": null,
  "tags":["sterling","isccs"]
}

Response:

{
    "id": "unprocessable_entity",
    "message": "You specified an invalid image for Droplet creation."
}

Can you please guide on what the issue could be?

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2 answers

Thank you, I was able to identify the issue. I was sending the size as an integer id instead of a slug value. I was able to correct the request and create the droplet using the following request:

{
  "name": "sc-sh-isccs-001",
  "region": "sfo2",
  "size": "s-2vcpu-4gb",
  "image": 34127022,
  "ssh_keys": [20594886],
  "backups": false,
  "ipv6": false,
  "user_data": null,
  "private_networking": null,
  "volumes": null,
  "tags":[
    "sterling",
    "isccs"
    ]
}

I don’t immediately see anything wrong with the snippets you provided. One thing to note is that a snapshot can only be used in the datacenter where it was created unless you first make it available in a new region. The error you’re seeing is the message that would be returned if you selected a region/datacenter where the image has not been propagated.

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