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Resizing droplet drop my data

I had a droplet on Ubuntu 12.04. Resize it to the same plan, but with more RAM. And resizing process wipe all my data. Be carefull.

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Hi, i just resized my droplet from 1GB RAM to 2GB RAM ( CPU & Disk Size not changed). I did not lose any disk data, my old IP address & disk data were retained.

i just followed the steps in this documentation : https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/resize/


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Just ran into this exact same issue today with a very old project running on Ubuntu 12.04. Did the RAM+Disk option.

First time this happened, I’ve done plenty of resizes with Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 droplets. Could be an issue specifically with 12.04.

Ended up just rebuilding my server with a newer Ubuntu version. Thank god for Ansible and automated backups!

Will need to be extra careful next time when doing a resize.

@Mohsen47

I didn’t destroy my droplet. I only powered it off and resized CPU and RAM.

@Glader

Droplet storage is ephemeral which when you destroy your droplet and recreate it again (resizing a droplet needs this) all the data will be lost on your primary partition, to preserve data use DigitalOcean Block storage or DigitalOcean spaces

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-work-with-digitalocean-block-storage-using-doctl