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How to switch from one package to another without creating new droplets?

If i tie up with package $5/m for a droplet. But in the meantime huge traffic in some specific days, so i want to switch $20/m package for 5 days and after that i again want to switch my previous package. Is it possible or not? If possible, then for that switching, could i need to create new droplets or same droplets only need switch plans. Please clarify me


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KFSys
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March 26, 2023

Hey @f647120804094691b3d7fd9cd59c79,

In DigitalOcean you can upgrade your Droplet anytime however lowering your Disk and Resources is not that straight forward. In such cases, you need to follow this tutorial to achieve it:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/concepts/downsizing-considerations/

Basically, you’ll need to craete a new Droplet and migrate your Data over to the new one

alexdo
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March 26, 2023

Hello @f647120804094691b3d7fd9cd59c79

You can always resize your droplet from the control panel and increase the resources if this is ever needed. The process is not the same when it comes to downsizing your droplet.

Data is not always sequentially written in memory, so reducing the available space would risk data loss and filesystem corruption. For more flexibility, you can use volumes for additional data storage, which lets you detach or delete the volume if you no longer need the space.

For data integrity reasons, we don’t provide the ability to downsize a Droplet through the control panel, but you can still switch to a smaller Droplet using common migration strategies.

You can check the following docs here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/how-to/resize/

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/concepts/downsizing-considerations/

Hope that this helps!

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