I have a stand-alone droplet, how can I avoid downtime during scheduled maintenance.

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Hi there @kapahimansi0,

This would really depend on the type of maintenance that you would be performing. For example if you are upgrading your Droplet’s Kernel and then rebooting, you can’t avoid downtime unless you add a second Droplet and a load balancer.

I would recommend reading this tutorial on what Load balancing is:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/what-is-load-balancing

It is a great introduction and will give you useful information on how to get started.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Regards,
Bobby

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