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Snapshot transfer between regions

I’ve just taken a new snapshot of a $5 droplet, and transferred it from LON1 to AMS3. I’ve checked, and the snapshot is showing as having transferred to AMS3.

I’ve created a new, identically-sized, droplet in AMS3 and gone to “Snapshots” in order to restore from it, only to see the message “Currently you do not have any snapshots for this droplet to restore from.”

Does it take a long time for the actual transfer to happen or has something gone wrong?

Cheers, Laurie.


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“Does it take a long time for the actual transfer to happen or has something gone wrong?”

Everything is right. You can’t restore a new Droplet if it has no Snapshot. Go to “Destroy”,“Rebuild Droplet” and select the Snapshot. Press “Rebuild from image”.

The other way is to go to “Create Droplet” add your Hostname, choose your size, select Amsterdam. Now the trick, on “Select Image” click on “Snapshots” choose your Snapshot. Add an SSH Key or IPV6 if you need and then create your new Droplet.

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@Eldin I used your first method partially because I had already created the droplet, and partially because I wanted to see if it worked!

Amsterdam because these particular droplets are email filters (spam, viruses etc.) and I wanted them in different data centres for resilience.

Cheers, Laurie.

@Brownowl great that it worked. The Step 3 was my other way :

“The other way is to go to “Create Droplet” add your Hostname, choose your size, select Amsterdam. Now the trick, on “Select Image” click on “Snapshots” choose your Snapshot. Add an SSH Key or IPV6 if you need and then create your new Droplet.”

Do you used my first or second method ? Why from London to Amsterdam? Just to know.