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How to creating a new droplet from existing snapshot for new domain?

  • Posted September 29, 2013

Hello, I have one droplet which is up and running on Virtualmin | centos | apache for one domain. Now i want to create a new droplet for another domain without going into hassle of setting up everything from scratch.

I know a droplet can be created through snapshot. But will it be possible to create a droplet with different IP and different region with every other settings intact?

Please let me know how to proceed.

Thanks in advance.

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Yes you can create a snapshot with different ip address as well as for another region. They all wouldnt be the same otherwise there would be conflicts. <br> <br>Just make a snapshot, goto create another droplet, and choose “My Images” and go from there.

Hello all. This new droplet has to be exactly the same size? I am using a prod server and I want to create a staging one based on a snapshop from the prod server, but much smaller

The login credentials should be the same as the ones set up on the original droplet (from which you took the snapshot). <br> <br>What port did you use to connect to Webmin/Virtualmin’s web console on your original droplet?

Thanks for your reply @kamal <br> <br>I have transfered the snapshot to all data centers, created the droplet with the image. Now the problem is that I am not able to login into the terminal/putty with the current port(port associated with the image) nor with the port 22, I have changed the IP address but no success <br>My question is what would be the login credentials for the new droplet, virtualmin etc. How do I change the IP address, hostname of the Image to the new one. <br> <br>Thanks for further help

To be able to create a droplet based on a snapshot that was taken in another datacenter, you first have to transfer that snapshot to all datacenters by clicking the globe icon next to the image in <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/images”>https://ww.dgitalocean.com/images</a>

Thanks Darius for your reply, <br>I am trying to create droplet from an image into different image with different hostname and in different region but I getting the following error <br> <br>“The image you specified is not available in the selected region, you can make it globally available by initiating an image region transfer from the images tab.” <br> <br>I have tried to create in all regions but not where the image was created. <br> <br>Any other pointers would be helpful. <br> <br>Thanks for further help.