Transition from nyc1 to nyc2

Posted September 12, 2013 3.6k views
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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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/ rsync or duplicator.
One can move a droplet to another region with the following procedure:

Log into the droplet as root, and execute the command "poweroff".

Log into our control panel.

Click Droplets.

Select the droplet to move.

Highlight the Snapshots tab.

Highlight the Take A Snapshot tab.

Enter a distinct snapshot name.

Click Take Snapshot.

This may take a while depending on the complexity of your file system.

Once the snapshot finishes, click "Images" on the left navigation.

Beside your new snapshot, click the globe to make the snapshot available in all regions.

Click the green Create button top left.

Enter hostname. It is ok if this exists elsewhere. Ex: ""

Select Size, and region.

Under Select Images, highlight "My Images" and select the snapshot.

Recommended: Enable VirtIO (a checkmark indicates it is enabled).

Click the green Create Droplet button

After it creates, make sure it boots, and that the IP address is pingable.

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.

If you have any questions, please let me know!