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Upgrade my Server to 64-bit

December 20, 2015 1.5k views
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My question is related to the below answer from DigO:

I also wish to upgrade my 32-bit server to 64-bit. By "delete server" do you mean 'destroy droplet'? Will 'destroy droplet' also destroy my snapshots? Could I also use the 'rebuild droplet' choosing Ubuntu 14.04.3 x64 and 'rebuild from image'?


1) create snapshot

2) delete server to release IP and confirm deletion

3) create new server of the desired size in the same datacentre. in the "select images" section switch to "my images" and select your snapshot.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

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DigitalOcean Support

if I create new server of the desired size in the same datacentre. (but now 64bit) in the "select images" section switch to "my images" and select snapshot. it possible to new 64bit from 32old snapshoot?

1 Answer

A snapshot image is a complete copy of your droplet's disk. This includes the operating system. The only way to move from a 32bit to a 64bit OS would be to start with a new droplet (or rebuild from a stock image) and then manually copy over your files. Restoring from your 32bit Ubuntu snapshot will result in an exact copy of your current 32bit droplet.

All droplets run on a 64bit architecture so the only difference is in the operating system loaded onto it.

  • Thanks for your reply. Can you point me toward some articles to help me with the migration? I'm not sure exactly which files I need and don't need to copy or what process to use to ensure a smooth and complete migration.

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