DO Ideas 2

Allow restores from any server backup

At the moment, you can only restore server A from backups made from server B.

Would be great to have an option to restore from any backup. I would use this for effectively branching and merging my work.

Server A - running in production. Make backup A1
Server B - spin this up to test some work. Build from backup A1.

when I have done my work
Server B - save backup - B1

Server A - poweroff and restore from backup B1.

this would quickly let me set my work live, without needing to re-do all my DNS settings to switch my domains over to Server B.

  • Rob Jonson
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    This is now possible using the rebuild feature. Thanks!
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  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:59

    This is now available by using "Rebuild".

    There you can now select any base OS or any existing snapshot to restore your server from.

    Thanks

  • Sharath Win commented
    September 11, 2018 18:59

    Swap IP feature if you implement, I think that should solve the issue!

  • Sharath Win commented
    September 11, 2018 18:59

    Any ETA?

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:59

    We're going to implement this into the new control panel!

    Thanks

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 18:59

    This is in the works and will be under the "Rebuild" feature since you aren't really restoring anymore if you replacing the live server with an image from a different server. =]

  • Rob Jonson commented
    September 11, 2018 18:59

    Another way to do this would be to just re-route the IP address from server A to server B when I'm ready to put my changes live.