How to decrease storage and restore from snaphsot?

Posted November 21, 2014 6.6k views

I have droplet with 80GB (60$) space, and I want to change it to 30GB (10$) and save all data (17 GB). But i can’t restore droplet from snapshot. I have an error:
“You cannot create a droplet with a smaller disk(30GB) than the image(80GB)”
On “Resize” tab there is no choice to decrease plan. What can I do?

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Unfortunately downgrading to a smaller disk size is not a very straight forward process. You won’t be able to simply recreate from a snapshot. You’ll have to copy the data off onto a smaller droplet using rsync This tutorial gets into all the details: