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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November 9, 2022
Pinned Answer

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.

Kamal Nasser
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February 15, 2015

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

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