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I'd like to create a new server & domain from a snapshot

I’ve been working up a website and finally “released” our MVP to the world. Now what I’d like to do is take the latest snapshot of it, and toss it onto a new domain so I can develop it further.

So, I go to that droplets -> snapshots, pick the snapshot I want-> more->create droplet.

I get a nice new droplet… BUT, the domain associated with the old droplet claims “multiple locations”, how can I change this to not point the new droplet I created? I want to the original domain to just point at one droplet, not say “multiple locations”, since I’ll be changing the new machine with development code. I"ve tried adding a new domain to the new droplet, it it let’s me, but I can’t edit the old domain to not point at multiple locations.

Thanks, Andrew

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Hello Andrew,

You will need to first create a snapshot out of the droplet where your current website is running. This documentation will guide you with this : [https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/snapshots/how-to/snapshot-droplets/]

From the snapshot you have taken now, create a new droplet, so that you can start working on a new domain. This might give you some hint : [https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/snapshots/how-to/create-restore-droplets/]

As the website which is released now will have a DNS configuration (A record) pointing to the droplet IP, there won’t be any issue with the new-domain which you wish to work upon because this new website will be running on the newly created droplet (from a snapshot).