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Not able to downsize droplet, reason seems to be fake

Not able to downsize droplet, reason seems to be fake. Please check the image.

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Hello,

We do not have the ability to resize servers that have been created or resized to a bigger disk, since we are unable to shrink the disk allocation.

There is no safe way to shrink a Droplet’s disk partitions, and this is a risky procedure to undertake on any Linux system. However, we do have a great step-by-step tutorial that explains how you can effectively transfer your data to a new, smaller droplet:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-downgrade-digitalocean-droplets

If you would like a more thorough guide on transferring your data, we have a great tutorial series here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorial_series/how-to-migrate-to-a-new-linux-server

Cheers, Sri Charan

Hi there @jeet16,

As stated in the official documentation on how to downsize a Droplet, for data integrity reasons, DigitalOcean doesn’t provide the ability to downsize a Droplet through the control panel, but you can still switch to a smaller Droplet using common migration strategies.

I would recommend considering one of the migration strategies mentioned in the documentation.

Regards, Bobby