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marcel

Will resizing disk space on a droplet without changing the IP be possible soon?

December 13, 2013 4.8k views
I know that I can resize using snapshot. But I read a lot of comments such as: 'server in a`dam not available', or users getting another IP. For ram, there is already a resize functionality. Does this guarantee same IP? And is there functionality scheduled to have this same functionality for disk space? For now, I am testing with a site, but will need to expand this soon. I do certainly not want to change the IP adress, since I am using FTP, virtualmin, etc.
8 Answers
For ram, there is already a resize functionality. Does this guarantee same IP?

Yes. It will simply power down your droplet and edit its config on the hypervisor to assign more RAM to it and power it back on.

And is there functionality scheduled to have this same functionality for disk space?

It is on the roadmap however we do not have an ETA yet.
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One more question: how will a resize be charged, since only my ram has upgraded, what plan will I pay for?

For now I won`t need additional diskspace, so I just used resize to upgrade ram.

Thanks!
You'll be charged the price of the plan you have resized your droplet to, regardless of whether the disk was resized or not.
That is a little bit unfair, you pay for the same plan but you will not get the Disk space that belongs to the plan

I resize from 512 mb ram to 1 GB ram, I pay 10 dollar but not get the 10GB disk extra that belongs to that plan.
I just did the fast-resize and noticed that I was not allocated the extra space. How do I claim the space that I rightfully pay for?
@alax89: The fast resize option increases your RAM and CPU, but doesn't increase the disk size. It is provided as an option for users who want to quickly scale up memory and processing power with extremely minimal down time. If you need to increase disk size as well, take a snapshot of the droplet and create a new one based on it:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-resize-droplets-using-snapshots
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial covers how to manually migrate droplets between hypervisors by taking a snapshot of the droplet and then spinning it up in a large or smaller size.
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