Move an exisiting VPS to a different Digital Ocean Account

  • Posted February 24, 2015

Is it possible to move an existing ubuntu14.04 (or any) VPS droplet to another Digital Ocean account?

Was thinking if I ran a backup I could import this back into a new DO account…but not sure if this is possible?


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As mentioned before by @ahrotahntee you can create an image/snapshot and transfer it to another account. If accounts belong to different people then is no issue, if not, ask with support before creating the new account.

Ok. Thank you. I can work with that.

Though the second account would have different billing details as well…if that makes any difference.

TOS Item - 3.6 Subscribers are restricted from registering multiple Accounts with the same billing details without first notifying DigitalOcean of that intent.

You can create a snapshot of the droplet and transfer it to another account. Please keep in mind it is against the ToS to have multiple accounts unless you notify the support team first!