How do I change images without losing IP address
A week or two ago I had an issue where I wanted to switch a droplet from Ubuntu 18.04 to Debian 10. There was an issue with some Ubuntu stuff sticking around in Debian, and apt updates failed. I was then told that you shouldn’t change images/releases on an existing droplet.
If this is the case, how does one do the above switch while retaining the same IP address for software licensing or other issues?
I know there is the solution of using a floating IP for licenses and that could be moved between droplets, but the server still thinks it has another address.