Downgrade Plan - From 10$ back to 5$ a month plan, can this be done?

  • Posted December 28, 2013

Hi There ;)

I would like to resize back to 5$ a month plan, can this be done??

Actually I have the: 2GB Ram 40GB SSD Disk Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64

Here you can see what I see:

Thanks in advance for andy help.

Best regards, A.B ;)


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I recently wrote a tutorial with instructions on how to downgrade/downsize droplets.

Because developers can’t develop everything in the world all at once. The voting gives the developers an insight as to what their customers want/need and subsequently are able to give the project a priority.

It’s a nightmare on Digital Ocean. But easy thing on RamNode. That’s why I’m switching to them.

Was there ever an answer to the above question? “Cannot create a droplet with a smaller disk (20GB) than the image (40GB).”

I am trying to downgrade a server to a smaller instance and I am receiving the same message… The image I have is only using 4GB of the instances space.

@matthew: You can downgrade you droplet size. Unfortunately, it is slightly more involved than using the “Fast Upgrade” feature. If you take a snapshot of your droplet, you can restore it using any size plan.

Downgrading should be an option a long as the used hard drive storage is small enough to make downgrading possible. It’s possible to resize partitions so why not allow this on DigitalOcean droplets. This is a must needed feature.

why must we vote for that ?

Unfortunately, that option is not available “yet.” You can help bring it to fruition by voting for it on DigitalOcean’s Customer Feedback Forum: <a href=“”>downgrade option, not just upgrade</a>.

You would need to create a snapshot of the droplet, then destroy it and create a new $5 droplet based off the snapshot you just took.