Is it possible to shrink the size of a snapshot?

Before block storage became available in Frankfurt, I had to increase the droplet size, which I now would like to revert. I have already attached a block storage volume and moved the data there, and my “base” disk is now quite empty. What I would like to do now is to take a snapshot of the droplet and use it to spin up a smaller droplet with just some more storage.

The problem is, I can’t happen to get that to work. Does anybody have some tips or ideas or has done that before?


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Unfortunately, Droplets spun up from snapshots of older Droplets are limited to the original Droplet’s size as the lower limit.

You can, however, migrate your existing Droplet to one of a smaller size and then attach the Block Storage volume to the new Droplet. Check out the following tutorial series on migrating Linux servers: