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:


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


Hope this helps!

Sri Charan

  • Hello!

    Thanks for the answer. But I was wondering if I can scale up the disk size, and the scale down the CPU/RAM and keep the upgraded disk size

    So for example, going step by step:

    1. 16 GB / 8 vCPUs and 25GB.
    2. 32 GB / 16 vCPUs and 50GB.
    3. 16 GB / 8 vCPUs and 50GB.

    You can see the disk size is upgraded, while CPU and RAM are upgraded and then downgraded.