how can i transfer digitalocean vps files to another account?

May 29, 2015 710 views
DigitalOcean Ubuntu

i created a new account and droplet. i would like to transfer my old droplet to new droplet. what can i do?

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  • Can I transfer my Snapshot to another user?

    Yes. Under the Images page in the Control Panel, the "Snapshots" section shows each image created using DigitalOcean's manual snapshot feature.


    Simply select the transfer snapshot icon and enter the email address of the recipient. Upon clicking the transfer button, the sender will notice the icon turn blue, indicating that the snapshot is mid-transfer. When the user on the receiving end accepts, the sender will no longer have access to the image.


    As the receiver, you will have a new section on the Images page titled Pending Snapshot Transfer Requests. Here you'll be able to accept or decline the transfer request. If approved, the snapshot will disappear from the original user's account, as well as be added to your list of Snapshots where you'll have full control over the image.

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Hi! To transfer a droplet to another account, you will have to take a snapshot of it and transfer it to the new account and then create a new droplet off of it.

First, log in to your old account and take a snapshot of your droplet.
Then, transfer the snapshot to your new account. This post explains how to do that.
Finally, create a new droplet under your new account, making sure you choose the snapshot as the droplet's image.

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