Question

How hard is it to upgrade from a $5 droplet to a $10 or higher droplet? Is there any downtime?

Hi there

How hard is it to upgrade from a $5 droplet to a $10 or higher droplet? Is there any downtime?

Thanks.


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

Hi @mplusplus,

You should not need to do anything else then turn off your droplet, resize it, and then start it back on.

No network or any kind of configuration changes will be needed as well. Basically, nothing in regards to the content of the droplet will be changed.

Having said that, I would suggest for you to create a backup prior to resizing your droplet just to be on the safe side.

Please note that once you resize to a larger disk, you will no longer be able to resize to a smaller plan. This is because there will be a disk mismatch and DigitalOcean does not currently support shrinking a virtual server’s disk.

Regards, KFSYS

Hello @mplusplus ,

You can resize your Droplets from the cloud panel itself.Please see our tutorial on how to resize Droplets: https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/resize/

Please note that once you resize to a larger disk, you will no longer be able to resize to a smaller plan. This is because there will be a disk mismatch and we do not currently support shrinking a virtual server’s disk.

You will have to power off the Droplets before resize, so there would be some downtime. In general, it is a good practice and is recommended to take a Snapshot of the Droplet before making any changes to it. https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/snapshots/how-to/

Hope this helps!

Cheers, Lalitha