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Increase Disk Size, and then decrease CPU/RAM, is it possible?

I currently have a droplet with CPU-Optimized / 16 GB / 8 vCPUs and 25GB.

If I move down to (so less CPU/RAM and more Disk)

4 vCPUs 8 GB 50 GB

and then in the future want to scale down the CPU/RAM while leaving the disk at 50GB, can I do it?

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Hello @wullimanngregor ,

We do not have the ability to resize servers that have been created or resized to a bigger disk, since we are unable to shrink the disk allocation. There is no safe way to shrink a Droplet’s disk partitions, and this is a risky procedure to undertake on any Linux system. However, we do have a great step-by-step tutorial that explains how you can effectively transfer your data to a new, smaller droplet:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/resources/downsize/

If you would like a more thorough guide on transferring your data, we have a great tutorial series here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorial_series/how-to-migrate-to-a-new-linux-server

Hope this helps!

Cheers, Sri Charan