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Re-imaging the operating system

  • Posted May 8, 2013

After I created my vps I can replace the operating system with another?

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Can anyone provide an example using doctl?

@Marga: See my comment right above yours.

So, how to change OS but without deleting my current droplet?

@bradleybossard: Rebuilding your droplet does not cost you anything. You can switch the OS (your data <strong>will</strong> be wiped) any time you like from the <strong>Destroy -> Rebuild</strong> section.

Can someone describe how this is done via the Control Panel? Do I need to first delete my current droplet, and then create a new one? How does the billing on this work, will I get billed another $5 in doing this?

@kbaylog: The “new control panel” was released a few months ago and is the control panel you’re accessing now through <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/login”>https://www.digitalocean.com/login</a> :]

where’s the new CP?

Currently this is possible only through the API using the Rebuild event and then passing it the image_id of any valid image, including base OS images, and your snapshots. <br> <br>You can also do this through the new control panel which is available at: <br>https://beta.digitalocean.com/droplets <br> <br>We will be rolling out this new control panel hopefully on Friday->Monday and then this feature will be easier to access.