Downsize droplet keeping IP address

January 20, 2018 1.3k views

I want to scale down droplet. I don’t care about losing data, but I have to keep static IP address. Why is it not possible to rebuild droplet with smaller image and then downscale? Is there any solution?

2 Answers

If you want to keep a static IP assigned to a droplet you need to setup a Floating IP and assign it to your droplet.

You IP will not change wether you change the size or your droplet or even delete and assign a new droplet to the IP. Its quite flexible.

The problem is that I already have quite a few droplets with static IP addresses. I believe that there is no way to convert static IP addresses into floating, so it doesn’t really solve my issue.

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