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Transition from nyc1 to nyc2

I’d like to move my server (Ubuntu 12.04 32bit 512MB) from nyc1 to nyc2 so that I can use the new private networking feature. Can this be done by making an image of my nyc1 droplet and making a new nyc2 droplet with that image? Is there anything else I need to do?


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One can move a droplet to another region with the following procedure: <br> <br>Log into the droplet as root, and execute the command “poweroff”. <br> <br>Log into our control panel. <br> <br>Click Droplets. <br> <br>Select the droplet to move. <br> <br>Highlight the Snapshots tab. <br> <br>Highlight the Take A Snapshot tab. <br> <br>Enter a distinct snapshot name. <br> <br>Click Take Snapshot. <br> <br>This may take a while depending on the complexity of your file system. <br> <br>Once the snapshot finishes, click “Images” on the left navigation. <br> <br>Beside your new snapshot, click the globe to make the snapshot available in all regions. <br> <br>Click the green Create button top left. <br> <br>Enter hostname. It is ok if this exists elsewhere. Ex: “my.domain.com” <br> <br>Select Size, and region. <br> <br>Under Select Images, highlight “My Images” and select the snapshot. <br> <br>Recommended: Enable VirtIO (a checkmark indicates it is enabled). <br> <br>Click the green Create Droplet button <br> <br>After it creates, make sure it boots, and that the IP address is pingable. <br> <br>Change your DNS settings, turn off the old droplet in the control panel, and test the new one. If all is well, delete the old droplet. <br> <br>If you have any questions, please let me know!

By image, do you mean snapshot? If so, I can’t think of anything else you’d need; although, another approach is to first create a new droplet in nyc2 and then mirror your site w/ <code>rsync</code> or <code>duplicator</code>.