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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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      • Lee HarrisLee Harris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I cannot believe a company this large has such an unreliable and terrible snapshot system. Until now I had no idea.

        This is literally going to cause us to abandon your entire platform as we can't have reliable backups before migrations. You're going to lose real revenue here.

      • Dmytro VolkovDmytro Volkov commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear DigitalOcean, I do not ask you take snapshot faster. I just ask you to let me control this process. I need to cancel snapshot creation process. Otherwise I am totally blocked and I cannot do anything with my droplet while snapshot is creating.

        It is very critical and should be implemented ASAP. I cannot believe that such feature request was created at 2012 and now is 2017 and it is still not implemented. FIVE YEARS?

      • JFJF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this! Snapshots get stuck and the server is down for hours ... even with "LIVE" snapshots that get stuck and the server stops responding

      • 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.

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