Move Block Storage between regions

I’ve done a bit of searching but cant seem to find an answer.

can you have a Droplet with attached block storage and move the block storage to another region from within the DO console?


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Accepted Answer


Currently, you can’t change the region. You’d need to setup a new block storage device and transfer the files over using scp or your preferred method.

just create a dummy droplet in the old region

then attach the volume and copy to local ssd

power off dummy droplet

make a droplet snapshot

copy the droplet snapshot to new region with make snapshot available in region-option

delete dummy droplet

create new dummy droplet in new region with snapshot copied

meanwhile create volume in new region

attaach volume to dummy droplet


copy files to new volume

verify files (is all here and ok?)


delete dummy droplet, temp snapshot for move, volume in old region

This still doesn’t seem to be fixed.

Is it planned to move volume snapshots in the future?