How to Move Snapshots to Other Regions

When you create a snapshot, it is 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 need to add the snapshot to the regions where you want to use it. You will only be billed for the original snapshot. You will not be billed for adding it to additional regions.

To add the snapshot to more regions, locate the Droplet where the snapshot was taken and click Snapshots on its Droplet-specific menu. From there, open the More menu of the snapshot, and select Add to region from the dropdown menu. Click the region name for each region where you want to add it.

Region Selection

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

When the addition is complete, the spinner will stop, and the region will no longer be selectable. 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 use it to create new Droplets.