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Move from 32bit droplet to 64bit?

November 24, 2014 2.1k views

i have 4gb, 32bit debian 7. I want to delete my droplet, and restore it from snapshot to new 8gb 64bit debian, is converted from 32-bit to 64?

from 1gb to 4gb same x32bit droplet created without problem. But now i want move to 64bit debian, from the previous 32bit droplet.

2 Answers

1) create snapshot

2) delete server to release IP and confirm deletion

3) create new server of the desired size in the same datacentre. in the "select images" section switch to "my images" and select your snapshot.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

Regards,
DigitalOcean Support


if I create new server of the desired size in the same datacentre. (but now 64bit) in the "select images" section switch to "my images" and select snapshot. it possible to new 64bit from 32old snapshoot?

  • I also wish to upgrade my 32-bit server to 64-bit. By "delete server" do you mean 'destroy droplet'? Will 'destroy droplet' also destroy my snapshots? Could I also use the 'rebuild droplet' choosing Ubuntu 14.04.3 x64 and 'rebuild from image'?

As pas as I know, its not that simple.. Check out their tutorial about rsync..

Since is a platform upgrade hence it has to be done the hard way I guess..

You have to create a new droplet with 64bit setup then transfer everything from present server to new one and then update the DNS settings to point your websites and apps to that new IP..

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-rsync-to-sync-local-and-remote-directories-on-a-vps

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