downsize droplet

March 13, 2014 3.4k views
I created a droplet with a 40Gb disk and created a snapshot, I want to create a smaller droplet with that snapshot, at this point it says it is not possible and needs to be the same disk size... how can I do this?? I don't want to start all over the configuration
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  • Digital ocean must work on this issue, I looking for downgrade my droplet with loosing current IP, is there any solution? please share.

    Thank you.

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I believe if you take a snapshot of the droplet, delete your current droplet AFTER the snapshot has been completed fully you can restore the snapshot and choose to downsize. Hopefully this is correct! PS: You might lose your server's IP is you do this so if you want to keep the current one don't do this!
I'm not worried about losing the IP, I just want to be able to use the snapshot in smaller server
I think that doesn't quite work like that. I did create a snapshot but when i deleted my server, and then re-deployed a new smaller server, there was no snapshot available to restore from
Support responded this yesterday, it is not possible, so for anyone working their first snapshot in a large droplet, be careful, better configure and optimize in the smallest droplet and the use that snapshot for larger ones... that is what I'm doing now
Oh, I thought it was possible, sorry for the wrong answer!

It IS possible, but its not quick and easy.

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