DO Ideas 2

Suspend / Pause Droplet - FREE

It is possible to backup droplet to an Image.
So it would be great if you could add functionality to Suspend a droplet for FREE.

The droplet would get backup up and destroyed but it would not disappear from the control panel. It would just say "Suspended". Then at any time users could Un-Suspend the droplet which would just basically build a new one from an image.

For the IP reservation - you could either choose to reserve it - and pay a small fee when the droplet is suspended, or choose to get a new one when you bring it back live (FREE).

At the moment - you can do this manually and then build a droplet from an image, but if you could add the functionality - it would mean that with a very little of effort on your part - you would give the users a fantastic feature.

  • Andrzej Mega
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Will not implement
  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    Unfortunately this isn't possible because your RAM, CPU, HDD, and IP continue to be reserved. If you want to save your droplet for later use please take a snapshot of it and then destroy it. When you are ready to use it again you can just create a droplet from that snapshot. Thanks!
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  • Dário Marcelino commented
    September 11, 2018 18:00

    @Moisey, perhaps you could add a "pause" (you could name it something else like freeze or archive) functionality that would do what you suggest: take a snapshot, destroy droplet and later, upon "resume", create a droplet from that snapshot. From a UI perspective that would make life simpler for a developer.


  • Juan Ramos Suyón commented
    September 11, 2018 18:00

    I have the same question that Vladi Us.

  • Vladi Us commented
    September 11, 2018 18:00

    Moisey, can I just keep that backup snapshot in my DO account for later revival, or do I need to download it if I destroy the actual droplet? How does it work? Thanks!