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Can i upgrade a droplet?

January 28, 2014 5.5k views
Hi! If i start working with a 10$ droplet and after 6-8 months feel like that i need more resources will i have to setup a new server from start and move everything manually or can i have the extra resources added to my existing droplet?
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by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers how to manually migrate droplets between hypervisors by taking a snapshot of the droplet and then spinning it up in a large or smaller size.
To resize/upgrade your droplet, first power off your droplet, then click the "Resize" button in the control panel for your droplet. Note that this "Fast resize" does not affect disk space. To resize the disk space, see the link Pablo posted above.
Ok, i can imagine that after "resizing" the CPU and RAM available to my droplets are changed. What about the extra disk space (e.g going from 20GB server to 80 GB server)? Will be there as free unpartitioned space? Are my O.S partitions affected?
What about the extra disk space (e.g going from 20GB server to 80 GB server)? Will be there as free unpartitioned space? Are my O.S partitions affected?

In order to resize the disk space you will need to recreate your droplet which will resize the droplet's partition to the new size.
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