How to reset server without destroying the drop or losing the IP

Hi, I want to reset the server but I don’t want to remove the drop because that way I would lose the IP I’ve been looking at this answer but it doesn’t work for me

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February 16, 2022

Hi @SleepingLightCyanUrchin,

You can use the Rebuild Droplet option. This will rebuild your Droplet using the image specified and its original configuration parameters. The rebuild process will destroy all data currently on this Droplet, so back up anything you want to keep.

Rebuilds are limited to base images and snapshots in the same OS family as the Droplet.

You can get to the Rebuild Droplet option from your control panel, going to your Droplet and in the Destroy area. In there when you scroll down a bit you can use the Rebuild Droplet option.


We don’t have an option to reset directly. However, we recommend you to take a backup/snapshot of the Droplet and then try removing all the data. You will have a copy of data in the form of Snapshot and if you have this Droplet active, you can retain the IP.

Can you elaborate a bit more on reset of Droplet?

Cheers, Sri Charan