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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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      • 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.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        What the f*ck i upgrade very simple, but now cant downgrade...What a nice trick digital ocean! BRAVO!

      • Gal WeissmanGal Weissman commented  · 

        Guys, PLEASE ENABLE DOWNGRADE option.
        This is a nightmare!!!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        It has been an year for this request... will DO every do it or it's just a dream that will never come true. If so, just let us know instead of hoping and waiting.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        If it cannot be downgraded and I have to reinstall everything again, I will choose other provider that provides the flexibility.

      • ITBGroupITBGroup commented  · 

        ITBGroup believes that this functionality is required for DigitalOcean.

      • the raethe rae commented  · 

        pretty lame, I've been here one month just testing the waters on one vps at the recommendation of a colleague.... I couldn't think of a reason not to start migrating everything i could. I spend A LOT of money on physical servers and my colo-space and I'm so glad I only put my little toe in. very disappointing guys & gals of digital ocean.

      • Robin S.Robin S. commented  · 

        +2 Would be a lot more convenient.

      • Cagatay BelgenCagatay Belgen commented  · 

        fuck you digitalocean ! I am leaving you just because of that !!
        Even the shittiest smallest provider gives the option to downgrade !!

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