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Allow users to cancel actions like snapshots and droplet creation

Creation of cancel button command, to delayed or not response actions in the server.

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Kasun VidanapathiranaKasun Vidanapathirana shared a merged idea: Cancel droplet create feature  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Show progress and ability to cancel as the snapshot is transferred  ·   · 
    RaphaelRaphael shared a merged idea: Add option to cancel droplet creation  ·   · 
    Gerardo PeralesGerardo Perales shared a merged idea: Allow users to cancel a snapshot request  ·   · 

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      • R. Douglas BarbieriR. Douglas Barbieri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Definitely. We need a way to stop an unwanted snapshot process, at the very least. Always allow the user to stop an unwanted process, particularly if it is really long!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is the worst Digital Ocean feature. We need a way to cancel snapshots when they fail.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would be useful. Or at the very least it would be great to have some kind of confirmation where user is made aware that taking snapshots could take a while. I made the mistake of not powering off the machine before taking a snapshot so now I need to do it again.

      • JoshJosh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I love everything, I mean everything about DigitalOcean, except this one. Had my first encounter with a frozen snapshot process on one of my servers. And just realized that there is no way to kill it. Not good!

      • KnowledgePower MarketingKnowledgePower Marketing commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree and associated with cancelling snapshot requests would be more useful feedback from the dashboard, e.g. estimated time left, any error messages if it gets stuck. At the moment you have a wordless progress bar which doesn't really tell you anything, and there is actually no official way to know if it is stuck or failing apart from that it doesn't come back after a time you subjectively decide seems too long.

      • JamesJames commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why is this still not done? DO is broken and the snapshot gets stuck and then you cant even cancel?? really fix it asap

      • Kasun VidanapathiranaKasun Vidanapathirana commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to have a feature to cancel a droplet create in the middle of the event process in case if a user changed his mind. I mainly got this idea because of the issue that DigitalOcean had few minutes ago with slow event processing, but the same could be used in a normal day.

      • givansegivanse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At the very least inform us that once the process is started you CANT stop it.

      • KaiKai commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Part of this rolls back to the ability to run snapshots online. I know that would solve 90% of my issues, but cancel would still be a good option.

      • Peter IsburghPeter Isburgh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree there must be a way for customer to decide when the window for a snapshot is over, since the machine is offline. Can't hold the domain hostage. Not sure if the progress bar is accurate either. Look forward to Singapore-like solution with online snapshots of a mirror. Thanks!

      • Tobias EigenTobias Eigen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd also like to be able to know more about what is happening when a snapshot is being created and cancel it if it's taking too long. Still waiting after 20 minutes.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        yes, I am also facing the same snapshot stuck problem. Please add the cancel option.

      • haim arihaim ari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        snapshot is already running for 8 Min... knowing when it's going to end or being able to cancel it
        would help

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For example, I pressed to take a snapshot with the server off and it got held in the processing status....

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