Need to transfer droplet

  • Posted November 3, 2013

I have a a client that I will be setting a Linux instance for and I’m trying to figure out the easiest way to transfer the account? I can either create the droplet on my account and then transfer it when I can get them to sign up… or I can create an account for them and then change all of the credentials and payment info later. What is the easiest fastest way to transfer a node? Do you have reseller options?


Can I transfer my Snapshot to another user?

Yes. Under the Images page in the Control Panel, the “Snapshots” section shows each image created using DigitalOcean’s manual snapshot feature.


Simply select the transfer snapshot icon and enter the email address of the recipient. Upon clicking the transfer button, the sender will notice the icon turn blue, indicating that the snapshot is mid-transfer. When the user on the receiving end accepts, the sender will no longer have access to the image.


As the receiver, you will have a new section on the Images page titled Pending Snapshot Transfer Requests. Here you’ll be able to accept or decline the transfer request. If approved, the snapshot will disappear from the original user’s account, as well as be added to your list of Snapshots where you’ll have full control over the image.

Google brought me here while I was seeking an answer to the same question.

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This process has been updated. Learn how to transfer droplets between accounts here:

Sorry guys, last post was in the wrong thread.

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You could use Salt Cloud to create & provision the droplet under their account (just create a provider config. file w/their DigitalOcean account’s Client ID & API Key): <a href=“”>Automated Provisioning of DigitalOcean Cloud Servers with Salt Cloud on Ubuntu 12.04</a>

Unfortunately it’s not possible to transfer a droplet to another account. You can however take a snapshot of a droplet and open up a support ticket to get it transferred to another account so you can create a new droplet off of the snapshot under that account. <br> <br>We do not offer reseller options.