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How do I stop Droplet creation request if its status is "in-progress"?

We use API to create Droplet from snapshot, most of time we get Droplets done in 10-20 mins, but sometimes it could take hours!!.

API v2 allows to retrieve Droplet status via action id, we can check the status say after 30mins, but if it is still ‘in-progress’, we don’t want to keep checking its status because we don’t know when it will be done. If this case, how can we stop the creation request so this “new” droplet will be auto-destroyed when it is done, or the creation process will be killed by DigitalOcean?


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There is not currently a method to stop a creation once it has been started. Those are fairly long create times you are seeing. Are you building large droplets from a snapshot image?

In a setup I built using the API with Ruby I have my initial process start a create and then spawn a second script which runs a loop checking the droplet status every 5 seconds until it returns “Active” and then updates my database. A similar method could be used which would allow you to set a flag in your database indicating a create is not needed so once the status = Active your script could proceed to delete the droplet if you have set this flag.