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Change location of server

As it is possible to resize, is there a way to change a server’s location ?

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One can move a droplet to another region with the following procedure: <br> <br>Log into the droplet as root, and execute the command “poweroff”. <br> <br>Log into our control panel. <br> <br>Click Droplets. <br> <br>Select the droplet to move. <br> <br>Highlight the Snapshots tab. <br> <br>Highlight the Take A Snapshot tab. <br> <br>Enter a distinct snapshot name. <br> <br>Click Take Snapshot. <br> <br>This may take a while depending on the complexity of your file system. <br> <br>Once the snapshot finishes, click “Images” on the left navigation. <br> <br>Beside your new snapshot, click the globe to make the snapshot available in all regions. <br> <br>Click the green Create button top left. <br> <br>Enter hostname. It is ok if this exists elsewhere. Ex: “my.domain.com” <br> <br>Select Size, and region. <br> <br>Under Select Images, highlight “My Images” and select the snapshot. <br> <br>Recommended: Enable VirtIO (a checkmark indicates it is enabled). <br> <br>Click the green Create Droplet button <br> <br>After it creates, make sure it boots, and that the IP address is pingable. <br> <br>Change your DNS settings, turn off the old droplet in the control panel, and test the new one. If all is well, delete the old droplet. <br> <br>If you have any questions, let us know! <br> <br>Regards, <br>DigitalOcean Support Team

Unfortunately it’s not possible to transfer an IP address across datacenters.

Hello, all

You can migrate your droplet to another location, for this you can check this tutorial:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/snapshots/how-to/migrate-droplets/

To migrate a Droplet using snapshots, you should:

  1. Create a snapshot of a Droplet.

  2. Optionally, move the snapshot to a new region if you want to migrate your Droplet to a new region or transfer the snapshot to a new account) if you want to migrate your Droplet to a new account.

  3. Create a new Droplet from the snapshot in the desired region or from the desired account

Regards, Alex