Can you destroy multiple droplets at once?

Posted January 25, 2017 5.8k views


I was wondering if it’s possible to destroy multiple droplets at once or does it have to be done manually? having to close down 20-50 droplets manually is time consuming, so hopefully there’s a better, more efficient way of handling this?

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It’s not currently possible from the DigitalOcean Control Panel, though you could use the API or even doctl, and write a script that would perform either the shutdown or destroy actions. You would need to write a script to handle interaction with the API or with doctl to automate this, but it can be done.



by Marko Mudrinić
DigitalOcean's web based control panel provides a convenient, point-and-click interface for managing Droplets. There are many times, however, when a command-line tool may be a preferable alternative. doctl, the official DigitalOcean command-line client, leverages the DigitalOcean API to provide access to most account and Droplet features.