Mounting hdd to another droplet

Posted February 13, 2015 2.3k views

Can i mount hdd from old droplet to restore data?

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While it might be possible to set up an NFS or SMB service and mount your disk or a portion of it remotely for the purpose you describe you may find it a lot easier to just use rsync.

by Justin Ellingwood
Rsync is a simple tool for intelligently syncing local and remote directories. In this article we will explore the basic usage of this utility to copy files from directory to directory and from system to system.

if your data is on an image (I assume that’s why you say “from an old droplet”) then the answer is no, you need to use the image to create a droplet, then move the data to the new server/droplet. rsync FTW!

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