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It is really really important for me to not to lose IPv4 address of my droplet, ever. How can I make sure I will never lose it?

I am going to ask like 7000 customers to add that IP into some kind of whitelist. If I achieve this, it is mandatory for me to keep this IP so I don’t have to ask these 7000 customers again, to change that IP to something else.

  • What should I be aware of to not to lose this IP?
  • If I delete a droplet will I lose it? If yes, what should I do in such a case that I need to reinstall my ubuntu server to fresh new installation, but to maintain the IP?

Thank you

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btw, let’s say that using hostname instead of IP is not an option here.


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The simple answer is, don’t delete your droplet. Should you need to start over, use the rebuild option instead of destroying and creating a new one.