How to automatically verify that resize action is finished and turn on droplet

  • Posted April 17, 2021
  • API

Hello I am looking for a bash script that allows me to resize the droplet and start it after the operation is finished. I was able to handle the resize with API using curl in my bash script

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer EXAMPLE947b217efb6f3ec3bdEXAMPLE' \
     -d '{"type":"resize","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb"}' \

but seems that turning on the droplet is not done automatically after the action is finished


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Hi @yaz1979,

In my experience, you can use one of the following

  • List All Actions for a Volume To retrieve all actions that have been executed on a volume, send a GET request to /v2/volumes/$VOLUME_ID/actions. The results will be returned as a JSON object with an actions key. This will be set to an array filled with action objects containing the standard volume action attributes:

Or better yet, this one:

  • Retrieve an Existing Volume Action - To retrieve the status of a volume action, send a GET request to /v2/volumes/$VOLUME_ID/actions/$ACTION_ID. The response will be an object with a key called action. The value of this will be an object that contains the standard volume action attributes:

I would suggest the latter would be a better option - Retrieve an Existing Volume Action

You can read more about them here:

* [List All Actions for a Volume- 

* [Retrieve an Existing Volume Action - API](


You can check the API Documentation for Turning ON a droplet:

A curl example is the following snippet:

  1. curl -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -H "Authorization: Bearer b7d03a6947b217efb6f3ec3bd3504582" -d '{"type":"power_on"}' ""

Regards, Alex