How to Move Snapshots to Other Regions

Once a Snapshot is created, it is initially available only in the region where it was created. If you want to use the Snapshot to create Droplets in other regions, then you’ll first need to make the Snapshot available in those regions.

To do so, first navigate to the Snapshots section for the Droplet you want to copy to other regions. From there, click on the More menu, and select Add to region from the dropdown menu. This will display a list of all available regions. Click on any region name to make the Snapshot available in that region.

Region Selection

A spinner will display as the snapshot image is added, which may take several minutes.

When the move is complete, the spinner will stop and the region will be grayed out. This indicates that the snapshot is now available in that region (i.e. it doesn’t need to be transferred there).

Once the snapshot is added to the new region, you can create a new Droplet based on it.