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downgrade option, not just upgrade

We should have the possibility to also downgrade droplets, not just upgrade. Sometimes we need a lot of power for some operations, but then we don't for some time, or maybe not at all anymore, so it would be nice to be able to downgrade a droplet, not just to upgrade it.
The current solution is to create a new one with a smaller plan, but this means configuring, installing and doing all that stuff which takes time and is not portable.

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    MirceaMircea shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    BashkimBashkim shared a merged idea: Make it possible to downgrade a droplet using it's image.  ·   · 
    Волошин РусланВолошин Руслан shared a merged idea: Decrease memory on my droplet  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: The ability to downscale droplets using snapshots  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Downscale droplet instances  ·   · 
    AceAce shared a merged idea: Scale up and down resources  ·   · 
    OliverOliver shared a merged idea: Easier down-sizing of droplet  ·   · 

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      • Nick PapaNick Papa commented  · 

        Pretty much any other provider can allow you to downgrade an instance, pretty disappointing Digital Ocean doesn't support it as it's almost an essential feature.

      • Rafael Specht da SilvaRafael Specht da Silva commented  · 

        +1, very important! I work for a blog that did an upgrade on World Cup period. Now we don't need all the memory/processor!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I really need to add more storage, or upgrade then downgrada, during upgrade Storage is not increased, you have to restore from snapshot ..etc.

        I am going to not to use DigitalOcean as my provider anymore!!!!

      • MichelMichel commented  · 

        +3, very important! should not have to do this with snapshots, can take some time and not sure if the IP is kept.

      • Charles SametCharles Samet commented  · 

        +3 for this as well... I have a droplet configured for 40GB of disk space, but I'm only using about 10GB. I shut the droplet down, created a snapshot, deleted the original, and then tried to restore from snapshot to a droplet of 20GB in size (which is more than enough). I couldn't... gave me an error that droplets could not be sized to a smaller disk. So now I need to delete and start all over?

      • s r ks r k commented  · 

        +3 for this.

      • MJ WatkinsMJ Watkins commented  · 

        This really needs to be an option--I'm severely overpaying for space and bandwidth I'm not even coming close to fully taking advantage of. I really don't want to cancel, but if downgrading is such a hassle, then I might as well switch to a better hosting company with more flexibility.

      • Zsolt BakóZsolt Bakó commented  · 

        A few days ago I successfully upgraded and then downgraded a droplet. Disk usage was around 8 GB, I started with a 512MB droplet, upgraded for a few minutes for testing purposes to 16GB plan and then easily downgraded it back to a 512 MB droplet. I did it on the Amsterdam 2 datacenter. I don't really see what is the problem in your cases. Do you use to much disk space maybe?

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        i gave 3 votes to this. This is so important.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Guys, this is a must. Especially since you removed the ability to restore a snapshot to a smaller droplet. Please implement a downgrade option.

      • Zachary DuBoisZachary DuBois commented  · 

        @Norton, correct. I notified them of this. I hope they are going to implement this very soon.

      • NortonNorton commented  · 

        Unfortunately, create droplet from snapshot doesn't allow you to create a "downgrade" plan, due to the different in disk size. It said something like "can't create 10 GB HDD from 20 GB HDD droplet".

      • Zachary DuBoisZachary DuBois commented  · 

        Support said this is not possible due to possible data corruption. They should find a way... 1,600 votes says this should be re-added.

      • littleguylittleguy commented  · 

        I just downsized a droplet in the AMS2 datacenter. (From 2GB to 512MB). Can anyone else confirm this works?!!

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