What exactly does snapshot restore do?

November 29, 2017 1.5k views
Ubuntu 16.04 DigitalOcean

With an existing snapshot selected, there is an option in its submenu “Restore Droplet”.
Which droplet will be restored? No droplet has been selected, this is a selected Snapshot submenu.
There might be multiple, or no droplets associated with the selected Snapshot - so what would happen in that case?
Where is “Restore Droplet” defined?

1 Answer

If you click on Restore Droplet, you will be asked if you want to restore the original Droplet of which the snapshot was created to the older version that is the snapshot itself.

  • So what if that original droplet has been destroyed? Will it be re-created as part of the Restore Droplet action? If so, will it be re-created with the original IP address?

    • You won’t be able to perform that action if the Droplet was destroyed. To reserve an IP address across Droplets, you will need to assign a Floating IP and use that.

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