I deleted droplet but I have owe

January 19, 2016 2.1k views
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Droplet have not been used for two months, I have deleted but now there is an owe 80$. Why? No droplet but there is owe

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  • Because in the FAQ’s it clearly states that un-used droplets still charge you since your disk, CPU and RAM as well as IP are reserved for it. If you weren’t using your droplet you should’ve taken a snapshot of it and destroyed it. When you were ready to use it again restore the droplet you created from the snapshot you took.

    Hope this makes everything clear'er for you

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Droplets that are powered off still incur hourly charges. This is because the hypervisor continues to reserve your share of CPU, RAM and disk (as well as the IP for your VPS).

If you would like to discontinue using a droplet while preserving it for later use, we recommend taking a snapshot of the droplet and then destroying it. Please reference “Step One” from the following community article for this process: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-resize-droplets-using-snapshots#step-one—take-a-snapshot

After you have taken a snapshot, you can build a new Droplet from that snapshot image at any time in the future. Again, you can refer to the earlier community article to help you through the rest of the process: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-resize-droplets-using-snapshots

When you are ready to use it again, you can create a new droplet from that snapshot. The only difference would be a new IP address.


by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers how to manually migrate droplets between hypervisors by taking a snapshot of the droplet and then spinning it up in a large or smaller size.
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