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I want to duplicate a wordpress site onto a smaller droplet

After I duplicate I want to shutdown the original (destroy) and use the new smaller droplet.

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Hi there @christopherppinto,

I would recommend going through the answer to this similar question here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-migrate-a-wordpress-blog-from-one-droplet-to-another-existing-droplet

Basically what you need to do is:

  • Download your WordPress files from your old Droplet to your PC or copy the files from your old Droplet to your new Droplet directly using the scp command
  • Then export your WordPress database from your old Droplet and import it to the new one
  • Finally change your DNS records so that your domain name points to your new Droplet’s IP
  • Give it a few hours for the DNS to propagate over the Globe and power of your old Droplet.

Before starting I would strongly recommend making a backup of your old Droplet!

Let me know if anything is unclear and I will be happy to help!

Regards, Bobby