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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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      • 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 !!

      • MouhebMouheb commented  · 

        +3 for this !

      • Ayush AgrawalAyush Agrawal commented  · 

        This feature should definitely be there, otherwise it completely beats the cloud elasticity purpose.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This would be convenient, however if I am correct I do believe that shrinking the disk space may result in data loss as it doesn't know what can be removed (empty space) and is not always able to just cut off the end of it since the data may be in mixed locations (ex. having free space in between the data). I'm not a professional so don't take my word for it, but I'm pretty sure that's how it works with SSDs. I guess the best thing would be to backup all of your work and try to keep track of what's installed on it. Another option would be to setup your work on the smallest plan they have, back it up, then upgrade to what you need. That way if you ever downgrade and lose data, you can restore it then re-upgrade to what you need.

        In the long run it would be worth it, but projects I've done I haven't needed to worry too much since I'm mostly just installing a few pieces of software to run on the server and have all my scripts in sync with my computer/home server.

      • Chris JonesChris Jones commented  · 

        Lack of this has me considering moving my 6+ full-time servers elsewhere.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        +1 on this too. I need this bad!

      • Charles SteelCharles Steel commented  · 

        For anyone who saw the comment about using the API to downgrade, you can't use it to downgrade to a smaller disk size. If you try, you get this:

        "Size can not be smaller than the Droplet's original size".

        +1 for this functionality, please guys!

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