doctl compute droplet-action rebuild

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doctl compute droplet-action rebuild <droplet-id> [flags]


Rebuilds a Droplet from an image, such as an Ubuntu base image or a backup image of the Droplet. Set the image attribute to an image ID or slug.

To retrieve a list of images on your account, use the doctl compute image list command. To retrieve a list of base images, use the doctl compute image list-distribution command.


The following example rebuilds a Droplet with the ID 386734086 from the image with the ID 146288445:

doctl compute droplet-action rebuild 386734086 --image 146288445


Option Description
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, Status, Type, StartedAt, CompletedAt, ResourceID, ResourceType, Region.
--help , -h Help for this command
--image An image ID or slug (required)
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
--wait Instruct the terminal to wait for the action to complete before returning access to the user
Default: false
Command Description
doctl compute droplet-action Display Droplet action commands

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false