rebuild vs restore

  • Posted on January 31, 2013
  • jrojasAsked by jrojas

Is there a difference to rebuild vs restore functionality? They both seem to take a droplet image.

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I received a snapshot/image from a colleague; how do I apply it to a fresh droplet to bring it back to life? I cannot see it in the image selection dialog (could this be because I started migrating the image to Frankfurt first, and do not know if it’s finished yet?)?

I thought it’d be pretty easy to spin up an image but I’m just not seeing a useful option saying “revive image/snapshot”. :)

Rebuild From Original : Loads the image that server first build from. (Also it writes on end of your server description. Your image selection is not important with that option.)

Rebuild From Image : Rebuild server from your selected image.

I thought that a rebuild would erase all of the data on the droplet and set back to the original creation image. I just did this, selecting “Rebuild from original” and everything is still there. Do I have to chose an image from the list. I want to start my droplet over but not destroy it.