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Change location of server

  • Posted July 23, 2013

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

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@sghornyden: First, take a snapshot of your droplet. Then follow this tutorial to to recreate the droplet in a different region: How to Migrate DigitalOcean Snapshots Between Regions | DigitalOcean.

how to change the server location?

Worked perfectly tnx!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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