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How to change my OpenVPN Server location?

Posted May 12, 2021 607 views
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Hi,
How to change my OpenVPN server location to connect? My OpenVPN server is under Ubuntu 16.04. I use client1.ovpn file to connect VPN and it’s always connects to Frankfurt server. How can I change connect location when I want? Is there any tutorial about this?

Thanks…

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Hello, @onersan

Since you’ve deployed your droplet in FRA1 location this will be the location every time you connect and it won’t change. If want to have a droplet in a different location you can spin another droplet in another zone:

DigitalOcean’s data centers are in the following locations:

  • NYC1, NYC2, NYC3: New York City, United States
  • AMS2, AMS3: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • SFO1, SFO2, SFO3: San Francisco, United States
  • SGP1: Singapore
  • LON1: London, United Kingdom
  • FRA1: Frankfurt, Germany
  • TOR1: Toronto, Canada
  • BLR1: Bangalore, India

Note: Due to limited capacity in NYC2, AMS2, SFO1, and SFO2, only users who already have existing resources in those regions can create more resources there.

You can also create a snapshot of the droplet and spin up a new droplet using the snapshot as well. You can also migrate your droplet to another location, for this you can check this tutorial:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/images/snapshots/how-to/migrate-droplets/

Regards,
Alex