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Is there another way to move files between droplets other than downloading and uploading?

I created a new droplet from an existing image (first time) and the users (zpanel) and domains did not all move over. I was not sure if this is normal or just a quirk of my configuration. So other than downloading and uploading the files I want to move, I wondered if there was another (better) way. Thanks.


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I recently needed to transfer a large database (~3 GB ) from one server to another. The source server had apache2 running, so I just used wget to get the file onto the other droplet. took me about 30 seconds, at 105 MBpS ;)

Ah, good point, maybe I had added after the fact, checking date of image confirms that fact.

Any thought on the moving files between droplets, is there a better way then downloading and uploading?

Creating a droplet from a snapshot should retain all the data that was on the original droplet since the whole disk is copied. Have you created the new droplet immediately after taking the snapshot or have you changed anything on the original droplet before creating the new one?