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Not able to downsize droplet, reason seems to be fake

Posted July 31, 2020 143 views
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Not able to downsize droplet, reason seems to be fake. Please check the image.

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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

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

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