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How To Restore from a SnapShot (My personal experience)

  • Posted November 19, 2014

For me restoring my snapshot was not intuitive and I did not find a step by step procedure, so I am writing this in the hope that it may help someone else.

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Droplet Hostname

The name of the droplet should be the same as the original one.

###Select Size Size can be changed.

###Select Region Region can be changed.

###Available Settings Modify as needed.

###Select Image Click “My Snapshots” and select the snapshot to restore.

###Add SSH Keys If the original droplet had an SSH Key then you need to select the same SSH-Key upon creation. The reason is that Putty on your desktop has the original corresponding Private Key.

###Note You may get lucky and be assigned the same IP Address, if not you will have to change it where appropriate (Putty, DNS etc…)

###Create Droplet Happy Coding :)

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Thanks for sharing!

Regarding the IP address, the system tries to retain it for the last user as long as possible. Giving the new droplet a similar name to the original will increase the chances of you getting the same IP.


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