DO Ideas 2

Droplet Console: "Snapshots" -- please add reminder of how to "poweroff your droplet from the command line"

On the Droplets console under "Snapshots" it says "To take a snapshot please poweroff your droplet from the command line." Since I do this is so infrequently, I forget how. If it's different for different flavors of Linux, then how about a link to a help page. [I mean, Digital Ocean is supposed to be all about making personal VPS obtainable for developers -- so perhaps a little more hand-holding, there]

  • Steve Lawson
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Laurence commented
    September 11, 2018 18:05

    I agree this needs more info.... I did a shutdown now (without the -h flag) and was waiting for the snapshot page to allow me to take a snapshot. And waiting, and waiting, and waiting.... looks like that -h flag is required. So I had to then click the Power Off button too.

    So I think you need to add some help on this page to tell us the correct way to shutdown the machine.


  • Pablo commented
    September 11, 2018 18:05

    In Ubuntu, it's: sudo shutdown -h now