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Can a droplet's disk size be increased without reinstalling the entire disk?

We have a database on our current server and it is about to fill up with new users. Is there a way to increase our disk size for a droplet without losing all the data currently on the server?

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  1. Create a new droplet with the required size
  2. Make it a slave and let it catch up
  3. Shut down site to make sure no new entries come in
  4. Change the new one to master and old one to slave
  5. Power up the site again.
  6. Remove slave if you want

To swap master theoretically is instant so it just depends on how fast you are, should take only a minute or so with testing. The shut down is only to make sure a user isn’t registering at the exact same time as you swap, you don’t have to if its more important to not be down for that time.