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How to create Volume from a Volume snapshot in another region

Posted April 28, 2020 95 views
Storage

I have a Volume snapshot in region1 and I want to create a Volume from it in region2. How do I do it? There is plenty of documentation for doing this for a Droplet snapshot, but nothing that talks about Volume snapshot.

Thanks!

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Hey there,

Right now, volume snapshots can’t be transferred between datacenters. If you’d like to create an identical volume in another region, we’d recommend creating a new Volume in the desired region, attaching it to a Droplet, and transferring the data using a tool like rsync.

We have several guides on using rsync, here is my favorite one: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-rsync-to-sync-local-and-remote-directories-on-a-vps#how-to-use-rsync-to-sync-with-a-remote-system

Best,
Eris
Customer Success Engineer

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