This article will walk you through creating a new server from an existing On-Demand, or Saved Image - also referred to as a Snapshot. This is a very handy feature that will save you time on server setup and configuration, provided you already have a saved image of a server with security configured, applications installed, and users created.
NOTE: While you can create a different size server from that of the saved image, you must still use the same base OS version.
The first part of the procedure takes you through creating a snapshot image. If your snapshot image has already been created you can skip ahead to step 6.
1. Log into the Classic Cloud Control Panel.
2. Click Hosting and then Cloud Servers.
3. Select the server you want to clone by clicking on it in the list of servers. If you already have an image of the server you want cloned, then you can skip ahead to step 6.
4. After the Server Information page loads, click the Images tab.
5. You will need a snapshot of the server that you want to clone. Click the New On-Demand Image button located in the Server Images table. Type the name you want to give the image and click the Save Image button.
After the image has been saved, you will see it listed in the Server Images table.
NOTE: You can also Restore a server from a saved Image by using the button located here.
6. Click Hosting then Cloud Servers.
7. After the Servers screen loads, click the Add Server button.
8. After the Image Select screen loads, click the My Server Images tab then select the image of the server you want to clone.
After you have selected an image, the Server Configuration window will open.
9. Fill in the name of the server (up to 64 characters) and select the size, then click the Create Server button.
10. The server will now begin the build process. There are two things to note here:
After the server is done building, the following screen appears. Notice the status will read Active. At this point, you can RDP or SSH into your server — it is ready to go!
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