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My droplet turned itself on automatically. Is is possible?

January 28, 2015 1.4k views

My droplet turned itself on automatically after I explicitly shut it down via its console.

After the shutdown, I checked its state at the "droplets" page and it was off. (Also it was unaccessible).

Some hours later it was on again.
Is this possible?

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  • There are two ways this could occur:

    1.) If you performed a snapshot of your droplet it would be powered on automatically when the snapshot process is complete. This is done to limit downtime when doing snapshots.

    2.) If the hypervisor your droplet is on encountered an issue requiring our engineers to reboot it, all droplets on the node may be powered on when the node comes back online. If this occurred you would receive a notification of the issue via email.

    If neither of these apply I would recommend opening a support ticket as they will be able to review the power on event and let you know how it was initiated.

  • Oh, thanks for your quick answer.

    It was the first case: as I turned off, I also made a snapshot.

    I didn't know about this behavior, they could improve the user interface to make it clear, or make an option for this.

    Thanks.

  • I will pass along the suggestion. If you are leaving a droplet powered off you should be aware that droplets that are powered off continue to incur charges as their resources remain reserved on the hypervisor. If your intention is to halt charges, once you have created your snapshot you should destroy the droplet from the control panel. Then when you are ready to bring it back online you can re-create it from the snapshot image.

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This question was answered by @ryanpq:

There are two ways this could occur:

1.) If you performed a snapshot of your droplet it would be powered on automatically when the snapshot process is complete. This is done to limit downtime when doing snapshots.

2.) If the hypervisor your droplet is on encountered an issue requiring our engineers to reboot it, all droplets on the node may be powered on when the node comes back online. If this occurred you would receive a notification of the issue via email.

If neither of these apply I would recommend opening a support ticket as they will be able to review the power on event and let you know how it was initiated.

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