I want to simply replace my current Linode with my backup (I'm paying for the Backup service). I have read https://www.linode.com/docs/security/ba ... p-service/
Under my current Linode I see
Total: 49152 MB
Used: 49152 MB
Free: 0 MB
When I look at Edit on my 2 partitions
Swap Image (2048 MB, swap)
Ubuntu 64bit Disk Image (47104 MB, ext3)
I see New Size the same as the size I currently have on both partitions.
However, when I go to Backups -> Daily Backup -> Restore to ..., I see
Swap Image (swap) – 2048MB/2048MB
Ubuntu 64bit Disk Image (ext3) – 39140MB/47104MB
Total size required 41188 MB
but I see
-- not enough free space --
How can I simply replace my current Linode with last night's backup? This should not be complicated? Isn't that at least one of the features of a Backup service?
I finally confirmed that it is fine to Remove current disks, and restore a Backup to that Linode. Some Support said no, that I had to expand into a new larger Linode before restoring. The point is to make sure you have a backup of info just after your last backup.