How to restore a snapshot from a different droplet.

  • Posted on February 15, 2015
  • NickSAsked by NickS

I have multiple droplets all on AMS3.

I have a snapshot of the droplet A, and I’ve created the droplet B from A’s snapshot . Now I’ve made changes to the droplet A, I’ve made a second A’s snapshot, but I can’t restore that second snapshot to the droplet B because it only appears on A’s restore tab.

The only alternative I find is to destroy and create again the droplet, but I will lose my IP.

I can’t think of any technical limitation of restoring A’s snapshots to B, as A and B are the same since B is created from an A snapshot.

Is there any limitation, or it’s simply not implemented? It looks like a very simple feature to add.

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Hello all,

Yes, you can restore a Snapshot on a new Droplet. Go to then click on Images. In there you’ll see your Snapshot.

On the Snapshot, you’ll see a More button. Click on it and then restore it on a droplet of your choosing.

You can restore a droplet from another droplet’s snapshot by rebuilding it from that snapshot (Destroy -> Rebuild).

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I think you can restore snapshots from other droplets if the droplets are the same size and in the datacentre. I always use the floating ip function though as this allows you to assign your existing ip to another droplet but this obviously needs to be created when first setting up the droplet