Changing Digital Ocean Plan


(Justin Gordon) #1

Is there any document that describes how to change one’s Digital Ocean plan?

I have a couple forums that are getting very light light traffic, and I’d like to downsize them.

This would be a great addition to this document:


(Bill Ayakatubby) #2

That sounds like a question for Digital Ocean’s support forum, not Discourse’s.


(Kane York) #3

As DO doesn’t offer an easy size-down option, do this:

  1. Take backup on current machine
  2. Start smaller droplet
  3. Set up Discourse on smaller droplet
  4. Restore the Discourse backup on the smaller machine
  5. Switch over DNS to the smaller droplet
  6. Wait for DNS propagation
  7. Shut down the original

You also have to do this if you want more disk space.


(Erick Guan) #4

If you deleted the old droplet and create a new one, you would probably got the same IP address in most cases.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

This is true, if you delete a droplet then create a new one you always get the same IP in my experience.