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It is possible to transfer, upgrade or change CPU of a droplet to the newest CPUs?

I want to use the newest Intel or AMD CPUs but I already have a basic classic CPU droplet with a live website. It is possible?


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Hello, @henrymendeez

You can create a snapshot of your current droplet and then spin up a premium droplet using the snapshot.

To migrate a Droplet using snapshots, you should:

  1. Create a snapshot of a Droplet.

  2. Optionally, move the snapshot to a new region if you want to migrate your Droplet to a new region or transfer the snapshot to a new account) if you want to migrate your Droplet to a new account.

  3. Create a new Droplet from the snapshot in the desired region or from the desired account.

You can check the full process listed in our tutorial:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/snapshots/how-to/migrate-droplets/

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Hi @henrymendeez,

As far as I can see at the moment there is no automatic way.

You might need to create such a droplet and migrate your Application over to it from your end. I’ll raise this question as an idea so that it’s automated in the future!

Alternatively, you should be able to create a snapshot of your current droplet, then create a new droplet from the already created snapshot.

More information about that can be read here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/snapshots/how-to/migrate-droplets/

Regards, KFSys