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

Posted August 23, 2014 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 https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-centos-6 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
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