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How to create a droplet using snapshot with digitalocean api?

We have snapshot of droplet which is obtained using digitalocean api in python. We want to create a droplet using the snapshot. How to do it using digitalocean api?


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Hello, @onurene22

To launch a new droplet based on a snapshot, you need to supply it’s ID for the image parameter:

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer $TOKEN' -d \
    '{"name":"example.com","region":"nyc3","size":"512mb","image": 12345}' \
    "https://api.digitalocean.com/v2/droplets" 

I will recommend you to check our official documentation for the API:

https://developers.digitalocean.com/documentation/v2/#create-a-new-droplet

Also this was previously discussed in this question as well:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/create-droplet-from-snapshot-by-rest-api

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex

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