Question

I can't resize my droplet

Posted October 25, 2017 3.3k views
DigitalOcean Ubuntu 16.04 Storage

When I try to resize my droplet this message appears:

Data unable to resize droplet.

What shoud I do?

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Hi guys,

this is the answer provided by Help Support and works:

Hi there,

Thanks for following up! It looks like you already resized the Droplet to the 8 GB size, which is why you’re unable to resize it to the “same” size right now. What you would need to do is resize the Droplet to its original size, and then expand the Droplet to the 8 GB size again. The difference is resizing only changes CPU and memory, while expanding changes CPU, memory, and disk space. Also, like the names hint, a Droplet can be resized up or down, but it can only be expanded to a larger size, since shrinking a disk has a risk of filesystem corruption and thus isn’t supported.

Let us know if you have any other questions along the way and we’ll be happy to help!

I have the same problem. Did you manage to solve it?

  • Hm, just managed to resize it. First, I temporarily resized to 2xCPU & 2xGB RAM (at first it was 1xCPU & 1xGB RAM). After restart I resized disk (my disk was 20 GB) to 30GB (for same price as for 20 GB) but again on 1xCPU and 1xGB RAM. Now everything is OK.

I am trying to resize. I can not select package cpu and memory. I can not press Resize button too. Why? Please.

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