How do I create a second server exactly like the first droplet?

Posted August 23, 2014 3.3k views

Hey guys,

I want a server which automatically backups, but didn’t activate automatic backups when I first created my droplet. So I thought I’d create a new droplet based off the first one, and this time, I’d activate automatic backups.

So I created a snapshot of Droplet 1 (with fully functional webpage on it) and used it as image for the creation of Droplet 2. When I open the IP of Droplet 1 in my browser, I see the normal website, but when I open the IP of the new droplet in my browser, I only get the apache standard page.

What do I do wrong? Or is it not possible how I imagine it? Thanks.

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  • I can use the same user login for my ssh terminal as on Droplet 1 and I checked my ftp login and it worked as well. All files seem to be just like on Droplet 1.

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You did it correctly.

The problem you are seeing is your new droplet has a different ip. With apache this probably a virtualhost setting needs adjusting.

Sorry its been years since I used apache.

Thanks for the answer. I appreciate it.

I thought about something like that already. Pity cause I would have no clue where to search. It’ll take a while.

BTW it’s funny that I didn’t get any notification that here’s an answer.

Start here pick up on step 4. Hopefully that will get you going,.

by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial shows you how to set up a new directory, how to grant the correct permissions, how to add content to a new page, how to turn on virtual hosting, and how to, if needed, set up local hosts. Virtual Hosts are used to run more than one domain off of a single IP address and allows you to run multiple sites off of a single DigitalOcean droplet. This tutorial describes how to set up virtual hosts with Apache on Centos