How to restore droplet from other droplets snapshot or backup

Posted December 5, 2020 754 views

I have a coreos droplet that I’d like to restore from an ubuntu image. I’m happy either with a fresh ubuntu install, a snapshot from a template server I’ve built, or backup from another ubuntu server.

It’s important that I retain the IPV6 address, hence I’d like to keep the droplet itself, just change the build.

The ‘destroy -> rebuild’ option only allows me to restore from previous backups.
I can’t see a way to use other snapshots directly or how to rebuild it from a fresh ubuntu image.

Is there any way to restore or rebuild that droplet?


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Hi @eanu,

Let me see if I understand this correctly. You want to create a new droplet but restored he snapshot you have of another image to the newly created droplet in order to keep the IPv6 you have, is that correct?

You can use the ‘destroy -> rebuild’ to rebuild the droplet from a Backup you’ve created on another droplet, as long as it’s in the same region! Another option would be to re-create the droplet using another Image like Ubuntu 20.04 or any other Ubuntu image.


  • Hi – thanks for your answer
    I’d like to reuse a droplet I already have (so I can keep the IPV6 address).
    The destroy rebuild only gives me options to restore from backups of the current droplet.
    I would like to restore/rebuild from a different snapshot or a backup of a different droplet.
    Basically, it’s currently coreos (now a defunct OS) so I’d like to rebuild it, whilst retaining the IPV6 address.
    I’m happy with rebuilding to a fresh image rather than a backup as well…