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Can I upgrade/resize my Droplet?

  • Posted July 2, 2012
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I just wanted to provide an update to this question in case anyone still stumbles across it. Since this was asked, we introduced some new features around resizing. There are now two options, permanent and flexible.

Permanent resizing allows you to resize your disk space as well as CPU and RAM. As the name implies, this is a one-way operation. After increasing the disk size, you will not be able to decrease it.

Flexible resizing only upgrades your CPU and RAM. This option is reversible and gives you the flexibility to scale up and down as needed.

For more info, check out this article:

Yes. You can resize your Droplet UP anytime using the control panel’s resize feature. Your configuration, data, and IP addresses will be preserved.

Given the disk space doesn’t change is the cost at all different after a fast resize? Or is the rate the same, for example going from $10 flat to $20 flat?

I have the same issue, I “fast-resized” up, but the disk space remains the same. I think it is DISHONEST that DO bills you for something you are not receiving (the disk space). <br>I think in this cases DO should bill only for the CPU and RAM.

@info: Please open up a support ticket and perhaps attach a screenshot too so we can identify the issue. Thanks!

If there is available space on the existing hypervisor it is automatically resized with a simple reboot and takes about 15 seconds. <br> <br>Otherwise the virtual machine will need to be migrated to another physical hypervisor and the migration time is dependent on how much disk space you are using on your server and can take up to 20-25 minutes. <br> <br>We’re in the process of updating our resize functionality so that users are warned in this case and can decide to either initiate the action or not.

if i m using the resize option from control panel how it is implement and is it my ip will be the same for my site also how i can shift back after some time

thanks

@dharris: If you delete the original droplet, and then create a new one from the snapshot using the same name, we try to automatically return your original IP address. This isn’t guaranteed though. If you open a support ticket, we will try to coordinate with you to ensure the IP address is retained.

@Kamal <br>I guess you can’t resize without changing the IP address, which is what Cristiano was asking. <br>I followed your link and as expected, I have a new IP. So, in order to resize my disk space for a production server, I have to change all DNS.