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

Posted March 15, 2013 12.4k views
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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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.

  • 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 :)

  • People on this thread are not stupid. We all know that’s an “option,” but you can’t seriously think that’s a legitimate option for a truly serious company. Pretty much every other hosting solution has this “feature.”

I’ve migrated to www.linode.com . 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 :))

The migrate resize feature which resizes the drive should be available next week which will extend the drive and update your available space.
you can also make a snapshot, destroy your current droplet, and rebuild it with the image at the larger size. It only takes a few minutes and it should keep the same IP address. I've done it successfully several times to deal with this until DO gets the new feature in place.
Raiyu, you mentioned the migrate resize feature should be available by now. Do you have any updates on the progress of that feature?

Thanks!
I'd also like to hear about this.

Thanks.
Migrate-resize will be enabled soon but there are a few things on the roadmap of higher priority than migrate-resize. Meanwhile, you can take a snapshot of your droplet and spin up a larger droplet off of that snapshot.
"you can also make a snapshot, destroy your current droplet"
A snapshot is tied to a droplet it seems. I am unable to import a snapshot into another droplet.
@gyorgy.chityil: Snapshots aren't tied to droplets, your snapshots can be found under the 'Images' tab while creating a new droplet.
Thx, yep just found another thread on this :) https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/restore-snapshot-after-destroying-a-droplet
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