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In the process of working out kinks in a server build, is it possible to re-bootstrap a server from scratch, image and all? (Same flavor, say.) By that I mean without recreating the server, keeping its IP address if nothing else.

I can't find a way to do this. It would have some advantages, I should think: It wouldn't decrement the 'server create' quota. The existing server would keep its IP address. One machine of a cluster could be rebuilt to a new image without having to change the IP address.

(Maybe load balancers make IP addresses a moot point, but it still seems like a worthwhile task.)

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What OS and distribution? –  ewwhite Mar 23 '12 at 15:44
    
Ubuntu 10.04, with ruby 1.9.something built from source in the bootstrap template. –  Mojo Mar 23 '12 at 18:36

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