If you have enabled Scheduled Imaging or saved an On-Demand image, you now have the ability to rebuild a Cloud Server from that image. This article will provide you with step-by-step instructions for restoring a server from a saved image that you have previously created. Restoring a server means to replace all data on an active server with that of the saved image while keeping the same IP address. This is not to be confused with cloning a server.
1. From the Classic Cloud Control Panel, click on Hosting and then Cloud Servers.
2. Click on the server name for the host that you on which you want to perform the Restore. This will take you to the Overview tab.
3. One way to restore a server is to use the Rebuild button under Actions For This Server.
4. This will launch a pop-up window prompting you to choose the saved image that you want to use to Rebuild this server. You can choose from either your daily, weekly, or On-Demand images, or from the base installation images that we provide with a new server.
5. Rebuilding the server will cause the Status to change and the Current Action to change to: Image. Your server will be unavailable while it is imaging. When the rebuild is complete, the server will come back into service as if from a reboot.
6. Another way to access your On-Demand images is from the Images tab. Select an image by checking the box to the right of the image name, and press the button marked Restore From Selected Image.
7. Confirm to Restore or Cancel now.
8. Restoring the server will cause the Status to change and the Current Action to change to: Image. Your server will be unavailable while it is imaging. When the rebuild is complete, the server will come back into service as if from a reboot.
You can see how simple it is to restore your server from a saved image, and how useful that ability will be as you build your web infrastructure. The next article talks about some of the practical limitations of using the saved images.
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