Resized droplet, Can I get the storage I am paying for?

  • Posted March 15, 2013

I resized my droplet yesterday from the $5 to $10 plan. The $10 plan comes with 30GB of storage. Is there a way I can extend my droplets drive to 30GB (without purposefully wiping it, of course)?


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I’ve migrated to . they offer this feature! recommend taking a look for anyone disappointed with Digitaloceans progress and their obvious lack of customer support (You can snapshot your droplet, destroy it, and re-create it so your disk is correctly resized. This way you will get what you are paying for :))

Love paying for things that I don’t get. It’s been almost a year and a half and no progress on what seems like a simple feature. One of the primary reasons I signed up with Digital Ocean is that I could upgrade my droplet as I needed resources. Meanwhile, I’ll be looking for a better host.

So, i have to wait one hour, for slightly increase size of my droplet, not good

Wow, I actually can’t believe the “progress” on this thread. Kind of feel this is one of the most basic “features” for a scalable cloud solution. Haven’t looked into linode. Got some free DigitalOcean as part of TechStars, but might have to migrate to linode now.

The fast resize option doesn’t change the size of the storage, but you can still accomplish this using snapshots. Take a snapshot of the droplet and then destroy it. Then create a new, larger droplet with the snapshot as the base image. If you do this in the same region as the other, you will almost always receive the same ip address.

What is the deal with this. It’s over a year… Do I really need to close my account to make a point?

Any chance this is on the horizon? I see the original post for this saying it will be available next week was written over a year ago. Would LOVE to throw in my vote to get this feature running smooth. It would also be REALLY cool to allow us to easily downsize the droplet. Sometimes websites expect really high traffic for a short period of time. It would be really cool to allow us to even increase the RAM/CPU with a quick re size for a week or a month, then bring it back to a normal size for normal traffic. <br> <br>I have a friend using Amazon web services who can do this. He was on shark tank for his website/app and being able to dynamically resize his server saved their business and he made $20,000,000 over the following 5 weeks due to the extra traffic from the TV show. Obviously that’s a huge incentive. They also boost the server every time the show airs a re run of that episode. <br> <br>Hopefully something for the horizon! Thanks guys!

Throwing in my vote for this. If only to not have to play roulette with the auto-ip restore.

I would also like to see this option.

Still no ETA??