How to Clone VPS Server on Hetzner Cloud

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Is there a way to clone VPS server on Hetzner cloud with out downtime? yes, of course. If you didn’t discover the incredible potential of cloning your VPS server on Hetzner Cloud yet, then follow this guide to learn how to clone VPS server on Hetzner cloud. The process of being able to clone VPS server on Hetzner cloud makes it easy to replicate your server instances without the hassle of having setting up new servers from scratch. This comes in very handy when you want to create a test environment out from your live production environment.

How to Clone VPS Server on Hetzner Cloud

In order to clone VPS server on Hetzner cloud, the procedure is;

  1. Take a snapshot of the live VPS server
  2. Create a new server using snapshot image

Take a Snapshot of the Live VPS Server

  • Login to your Hetzner cloud account and navigate to the project where your VPS server is running;
How to Clone VPS Server on Hetzner Cloud
  • Click Snapshots on the top menu bar as shown in the screenshot above. This will open up snapshots page.
  • On the Snapshots page, click Take snapshot.
How to Clone VPS Server on Hetzner Cloud
  • Choose a VPS server to take snapshot and set the description.
How to Clone VPS Server on Hetzner Cloud
  • Click Create & Buy now to take a snapshot of your VPS server on Hetzner cloud.
  • The snapshot process will now begin. Check back after a short while and it should be done.
How to Clone VPS Server on Hetzner Cloud
  • A snapshot will be created and automatically assigned a new IP.
How to Clone VPS Server on Hetzner Cloud
  • One the snapshot is completely created (Status: Available), proceed to the next step.

Clone VPS Server on Hetzner Cloud

It is now time to create a clone of your live production server. But how can you do this? Well, this can be done by creating a new server based upon the snapshot image just created.

If you want to use the snapshot on a different project, move it to that new project;

transfer snapshot to different project

So, you can navigate to respective project where you want to use the VPS server clone on and add new server as follows;

  • Click on snapshot menu dots and select Create new Server.
  • Next;
    • Select the Location of the server.
    • Choose the Image of the server. In this case, the snaoshot image is automatically selected
    • Choose the CPU Type
    • Under Networking, select which types of IPs the server should include or not.
    • Go through other options and make you selection as it suits you!
    • Set the Name of the new server
    • Finally, click create and buy now to create your new server based on the snapshot of your live server.
How to Clone VPS Server on Hetzner Cloud
  • You should now have your test environment, which at this point is in the same state as your production server!

And that is it. You just CLONED your VPS server on Hetzner cloud.

That concludes our guide on how to clone VPS server on Hetzner Cloud.

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