Question

Moving to a smaller droplet

  • Posted on July 1, 2014
  • bensnikAsked by bensnik

I am planning to move to a smaller droplet, since the current setup is overcapable. Now, I know, DO doesn’t support resizing to a smaller disk - I guess I will just have to move the installation manually. What is the best way to do so? Are there tools that allow you to transfer a complete Linux installation to another machine? Or will I have to reinstall all my applications on the target droplet?

My current droplet is the $10/mo Debian 7 x86 droplet, I want to move to the $5/mo droplet.


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hey guys,

not the most technical guy here but were you able to figure out how to resize my current droplet? i am realising that i am paying more than i need and i desperately want to resize my $90/mo droplet

To follow up on this, I just manually reinstalled everything, since I was able to clear up some clutter this way.

Good to know. I was figuring if droplet wasn’t using more space than what you are downsizing to you would be ok.

Wondering if that is something DO might be able to correct in future.