Using Snapshots with Rstudio

April 23, 2015 1.4k views
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micsadow
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micsadow

Hi,

I'm new to using DigitalOcean and linux servers in general and could use some help. I'm trying to use DigitalOcean to run Rstudio on a server. I was able to get this up and running with little issue. However, I'd like to be able to destroy my droplets when I'm not using them so that I won't be billed. I tried taking a snapshot, destroying the droplet, and creating a new droplet with the old snapshot.

However, when I did. the packages I had installed were gone and files I had uploaded were gone too. Is there any way that I can back all of this up in a snapshot or am I out of luck? Thanks a lot for the help.

1 Answer

Make sure that you've closed the R session (by signing out of the Rstudio server instance in your web browser) before powering off the droplet and taking the snapshot.

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