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Upgrading droplet..

  • Posted September 25, 2013

Hi there,

I currently have an old droplet 256meg of ram. I would like to upgrade to the 1gig of ram version, however, I am concerned about loosing all my configuration and work that I did on that server - its under constant use… Is it possibly to just upgrade the droplet (restart my server?) without having to migrate everything I have so far?

Thanks, Alex.

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Hello,

There are two options to upgrade your droplet to a larger size.

The first, fast resize increases or decreases your CPU and RAM according to the new plan selected [but does not resize the disk]. The benefit is the resize is processed with a simple reboot: shutdown your server from the command line, select the new size, and then click “Boot” from the control panel,

The second, a migrate-resize will move your virtual machine to another hypervisor and also resize the disk in the process. This process is longer and can take up to 35-40 minutes, depending on the size of your virtual server and how much diskspace is being utilized.

Below is the tutorial on how to resize Droplets using snapshots:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-resize-droplets-using-snapshots

Please note that once you resize to a larger disk, you will no longer be able to select a smaller plan for a fast-resize. This is because there will be a disk mismatch and you cannot currently shrink a droplet’s disk.

–Andrew

@vendors: Please open up a support ticket, the hypervisor your droplet is on might be full

How to resize? I only see “Fast Resize” menu under “Resize” no options to actually change anything…

<b>“… I am concerned about loosing all my configuration and work that I did on that server …”</b> <br> <br>Then you better make sure to take a snapshot of your droplet b/f you upgrade and/or create an offsite backup (with e.g. Duplicity, rsync, etc.).

You can just power off your droplet and resize it. Your data will be preserved and nothing will be lost.