How to reset droplet without destroying it.

Posted July 15, 2020 969 views

As I test with the possibilities of service deployment options sometime I need to completely reset the droplet for which the rebuild option doesn’t help sometime. I just want to reset everything in droplet setting back to default as the first time it is created.

Is there a possible way??

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the easiest way is once created take a snapshot of it at that point and then when you need to go back to original state just restore it.

Hello, @OkenKhuman

As per’s @mariobrocato using the snapshot’s option will give you the option to revert the droplet to it’s original state before you’ve made any custom changes. Snapshots are on-demand disk images of DigitalOcean Droplets and volumes saved to your account. Depending on the services running on the Droplet, you may want to power off the Droplet before taking a snapshot in order to ensure all applications have written out their data to disk.

In order to do that you can take a snapshot of your droplet before you go and do configuration changes. You can check our tutorial on how to create snapshots of droplets:

Hope that helps!