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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  ·   · 
    closed  ·  Brooke McKimAdminBrooke McKim (Admin, DigitalOcean) responded  · 

    Hi everyone,

    There seems to be some confusion in this thread I wanted to clear up:

    When resizing using our “Flexible” option you are always able to downgrade to your original size.

    However, when using our permanent resize or creating a new Droplet you will not be able to downgrade to a smaller size. This is because we never shrink the filesystem of a Droplet to prevent the possibility of data corruption. For more information on our Resize feature check out this community tutorial https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-resize-your-droplets-on-digitalocean.

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      • Matthew LynnMatthew Lynn commented  · 

        How can you possibly close this suggestion when DigitalOcean -very- clearly does not support downgrading their droplets in a full capacity. Just so no one is mislead here the only downgrade they are offering is entirely unrelated to storage capacity.

        In other words, if you need to change your storage capacity, or want to downgrade to a smaller size than you started with you are currently out of luck. There are many, -many-, people who have wanted this feature for over 2 years now and DigitalOcean has taken no steps to do anything about it even when many of their competitors offer this feature easily.

        To be clear I love DigitalOcean but this lack of a feature is unacceptable and raises numerous suspicions.

      • Tri-net SolutionsTri-net Solutions commented  · 

        B4B: How Technology and Big Data Are Reinventing the Customer-Supplier Relationship

        there is a book B4B that talks about Amazon AWS and how it auto sizes your instance or at least recommends what you should have... "It completely de-risk the purchase decisions for a customers trying AWS for the first time. They can just pick a price plan that is close and trust that Amazon will helpthem get the plan that delivers them the most value based on how they actually use it, not how they think they might use it."

      • frnhrfrnhr commented  · 

        DO, are you trying to make me switch to a competitor??!

      • OlivierOlivier commented  · 

        No free account, no downgrade options
        Issue not solved since 2 years.

        Will close my account and going to rh cloud next month.

      • Tamás GregussTamás Greguss commented  · 

        If I understand well, with the new 'flexible resize' feature downgrade is now possible if the droplet was resized from a smaller one with 'flexible resize'.

      • KjetilKjetil commented  · 

        +3 this is just evil buisines practice

      • Brady SwensonBrady Swenson commented  · 

        This is a must add. We overshot our needs and now need to downgrade but will have to configure everything over again on new droplets.

      • kurzkurz commented  · 

        Please implement downgrade option. If I have to start over, I would have to open my options to alternative companies.

      • VladimirVladimir commented  · 

        Вчера потратил два часа на все эти перепития с понижением тарифа. В итоге остался на том же тарифе.
        Нежелание реализовать необходимы функционал наталкивает на переход к другому хостеру.
        Присматриваюсь к flops.ru. К тому же теперь он стал дешевле :)

      • Alfonso M. L.Alfonso M. L. commented  · 

        Doing some research in look for a new hosting home for an existing multi server deployment I discarded DO in favor of Linode just because the latter *does* allow you to scale down servers.
        Please, DO guys, take notice.

      • Dan SmithDan Smith commented  · 

        This is very annoying! When can we expect this to be implemented?

      • Ben HarrisBen Harris commented  · 

        Please add this functionality ASAP. This is very frustrating!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Yes the downgrade is a night mare for linux noob , In linode.com I can simply degrade and upgrade the plans with a single button click , But here it is process .

        I f you do any wrong all your data is gone. so think Twice before downgrade the plan other wise mail me I do it for you $5. balu_icu@yahoo.com

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Yes the downgrade is a night mare for linux noob , In linode.com I can simply degrade and upgrade the plans with a single button click , But here it is process .

        I f you do any wrong all your data is gone. so think Twice before downgrade the plan other wise mail me I do it for you $5.

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