Transferring a droplet between accounts

  • Posted November 18, 2014


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.

Sincerely, Sal


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.

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

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