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What does the snapshot keep?

Posted December 29, 2014 1.9k views

I created a snapshot, destroyed the droplet, and remade a new one selecting the snapshot of the one I had just destroyed. When I ssh’d in nothing was kept, none of the users I created, script I had written or NFS mount configurations were there.

Was this some sort of bug? What do snapshots save if this is not a bug?

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  • A snapshot image is a complete copy of your disk image. The only things that are not retained are any ssh keys or root passwords (as these are re-generated or re-inserted when you create a new droplet form the image). I would recommend opening a support ticket so they can take a look at your droplet’s create process and the snapshot you used.

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This question was answered by @ryanpq:

A snapshot image is a complete copy of your disk image. The only things that are not retained are any ssh keys or root passwords (as these are re-generated or re-inserted when you create a new droplet form the image). I would recommend opening a support ticket so they can take a look at your droplet’s create process and the snapshot you used.

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