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Can I move servers between accounts?

Posted August 16, 2021 72 views
Server Optimization

Hi!
Our projects are growing and now we have too many servers on one account and we decided to separate it but we didn’t find any solutions to transfer them from one account to another. Snapshot and new server is not a good idea for us because IP will change…
Is there any way to transfer exact server to different account?

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Hello, @hostingsupport

You can transfer Droplet snapshots to another DigitalOcean user or to any DigitalOcean team that your account is a member of. Transferring snapshots lets you effectively migrate a Droplet from one account or team to another.

You can find all the information about this process in our tutorial on How to Transfer a Droplet Snapshot to a Different User or Team

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/snapshots/how-to/change-owners/

Unfortunately, this is the only official support way of transferring droplets to another account.

I’ll suggest you check the following Answerto a similar question asked 5 years ago here. Check the last answer of the moderator asd

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-do-i-transfer-an-ip-address-between-droplets

Basically, that if you are trying to create a fresh droplet and want to retain the IP address, you have a few options. In the destroy tab, there is a rebuild option.

This “rebuilds” your droplet based on the selected image. It’s important to note that this will destroy all of your data on the droplet, but it will retain the same IP address.

If you need to retain the data, you can take a snapshot and destroy the old droplet to release the IP address. Then create a new droplet based on the snapshot using the same hostname as the original droplet. The system will try and retain the IP address for you, but it is not guaranteed. The sooner you launch the new droplet, the more likely it is to work.

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex