Transferring a droplet between accounts

November 18, 2014 2.4k views


I have a friend who has created an account with Digital Ocean and is successfully hosting a WordPress blog on a droplet of theirs.

I was wondering if there was anyway to easily transfer their droplet with all of its settings, both the droplet's and WordPress's, to another account.


  • Google brought me here while I was seeking an answer to the same question.

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  • Can I transfer my Snapshot to another user?

    Yes. Under the Images page in the Control Panel, the "Snapshots" section shows each image created using DigitalOcean's manual snapshot feature.


    Simply select the transfer snapshot icon and enter the email address of the recipient. Upon clicking the transfer button, the sender will notice the icon turn blue, indicating that the snapshot is mid-transfer. When the user on the receiving end accepts, the sender will no longer have access to the image.


    As the receiver, you will have a new section on the Images page titled Pending Snapshot Transfer Requests. Here you'll be able to accept or decline the transfer request. If approved, the snapshot will disappear from the original user's account, as well as be added to your list of Snapshots where you'll have full control over the image.

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I guess you can do that by creating a snapshot and then sending that snapshot to that desired user account :)

  • Thanks! I'll be sure to let them know about this possibility. :)

  • @SalTor Check out this blog post for all the details on transferring a snapshot to a different account.

  • @asb Thank you for that link, I'll try it out in the near future and update this post with how it goes for me.

  • I'd like to update this post.

    The transfer of the snapshot to another account was successful! As I found out through further research, every little detail of my image was transferred over without fail.

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