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I have SF01 droplet and want to move to SF02 (after reading your Regional Availability Matrix page!).

Posted March 2, 2020 347 views
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I have 3 droplets.

  1. SF01 –> Hypersoft
  2. SF02 –> infoway
  3. SF02 –> mongodb-infoway

I have not been doing much on Digital Ocean in past year. Now I need to increase size of Hypersoft Droplet … Install Node.js, Express, etc. … and better understand how to managed “stuff” … because I have convinced a friend/business partner to move his website over to Digital Ocean. So I need to “Practice” on my existing website before I try to move his website to Digital Ocean.

I have never used #’s 2,3 after initially creating them :-(
I want to “move” #1 (Hypersoft) from SF01 to SF02.
I will make SNAPSHOT of Hypersoft.
I do not need both #’s 2 & 3.
Can I just DELETE #3 (mongodb-infoway)?
Install Snapshot from #1 Hypersoft onto #2 infoway?
How do I change name of #2 infoway from “infoway” and back to “Hypersoft”?
Then Delete OLD Hypersoft?!?!??!

........... or should I ………

Make Snapshot of #1 Hypersoft.
Delete ALL #’s 1 & 2 & 3.
Create NEW larger Droplet based on SF02 … name NEW Droplet as “Hypersoft”.
Then Restore Hypersoft Snapshot onto NEW Droplet.

Thought I had better “ask” before I royally mess up! :-)

Thanx.
/richard boyd

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It’s easy to move a droplet;
https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/snapshots/how-to/migrate-droplets/

If it were me, and you want to learn, I would set up a new droplet.

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