Droplet from snapshot: not enough disk space

July 6, 2019 129 views

Hello, I would like to upgrade from standard droplet (160GB) to cpu optimized (25GB).

I then moved /var/www/vhosts from the droplet to a Volume, and now it takes up 7GB only.
I then took a snapshot of 7GB.

So far, everything is ok.

But when I try to create a 25GB CPU Optimized droplet, I can’t select it because it says there’s not enough space …
For some strange reason I believe that it reads not the snapshot space (7GB) but the droplet type (160GB).

Is it normal?

(I opened a ticket about 5 hours ago but no one answered, I learned that community answers are faster).

1 Answer

I answer alone, it can be useful to someone.

After 9 hours (9 !!) the assistance answers me that it is not possible to create a 25GB droplet starting from a 7GB snapshot because the snapshot “remembers” that it was generated by a droplet called “160GB”.

I think it’s quite absurd, I want to think of a programming error, but I’m almost sure it’s done on purpose.
It makes no sense.

The only way is to do is start from scratch: activate the droplet, reconfigure everything and import the data … bah

At this point, having to start from scratch, it is convenient to transport everything from their “northern competitors”, who at least respond instantly via chat.

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