Restore Traditional tar.bz2 backup file to DigitalOcean Droplet

  • Posted September 27, 2014


I don’t know how to do that. I have a client that are thinking to change their Baremetal Dedicated Server to one DigitalOcean Droplet.

Actually when one client wants to change/move servers I make a tar.bz2 of all system and restore in the new one server with help of support people.

I’m using this tutorial to make/restore backup:

And works very well.

But, how can I accomplish this without a full droplet installation?

Thanks, Victor


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Hi kamaln7,

Yes, I read it few days ago and don’t match with my question. I have one tar.bz2 file and I can’t decompress in a newly created droplet because it fails when reboot ( i know, i changed fstab and some other configurations). But finally always do a segment fault. This tutorial is long and very complex to follow instead of using tar system that is easy and quick.

If i could reboot droplet like a ubuntu live cd will be easy restore and reboot.

Thanks, Victor