DO Ideas 2

Direct droplet transfer between customers

Transferring droplets via snapshots ( http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digital-ocean/suggestions/4074426-transfer-droplets-between-users- ) is often a crapshoot due to capacity issues.

Would be nicer to be able to transfer ownership of a running droplet directly!

  • Luke
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    We're happy to announce that this feature has launched and is now live in the control panel =] https://www.digitalocean.com/company/blog/easily-transfer-snapshots-between-accounts/ Thanks!
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  • Peter Adams commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    Not sure why this was marked completed since what was completed allows transfer of snapshots, not droplets. Any more info on whether transferring active droplets will ever become a feature?

  • Robin Millette commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    Will this functionnality be available thru the API too?

  • Pozzi Giorgio commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    Any news about it?

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    Agree, it's a key feature as an agency for great happy customers !

  • Dave commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    Because the IP address is lost, transferring snapshots requires deployment and DNS record reconfiguration, redundant acceptance testing, delays while DNS records propagate, and confusion while caches clear.

    As an agency, it would be nice to say, "Hey customer, it's done, it's yours now, you own it."

    Since I became a customer of DigitOcean last year, my *only* complaint is that this isn't possible. Otherwise, it's been an excellent experience guys!

  • Olga Ryzhikova commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    Would love to have this (i.e. copying my test servers configuration directly to my customer account - would save me so much time!)

  • donnacha commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    Yes, adding the referral system would make DigitalOcean usage explode more dramatically that anything else you could do.

  • Luke commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    Oh, and adding the referral system to that would be the bestest thing ever.

  • Junior Grossi commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    That will be great! I have my personal account and enterprise account. I had to move a personal to my enterprise account but it was not possible...

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    The snapshot is moved so you no longer have it.

    But you can always take two snapshots, this way you can save one for yourself and have the other one moved to your friend.

  • Kroeze Jordy commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    Was looking for this, making ticket soon.

    Does it really move the snapshot, so i dont have it anymore but my friend does, or is it making a copy for my friend?

  • Vins commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    "The easiest way to do this is to instead take a snapshot of the droplet and then we can move that snapshot to another users account and they can create a new virtual server from that snapshot then.

    After you have created that snapshot just open a ticket and let us know to what user you would like to transfer it and we'll take care of it."

    I'm gonna try this. Thanks a lot.

  • Vins commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    i need this so i can "transfer" what i've built to my customer-friend who is techno-challenged but would like transparency in payments. :-)

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 17:50

    Hi,

    Unfortunately moving a live droplet is not possible because of backend consistency checks.

    The easiest way to do this is to instead take a snapshot of the droplet and then we can move that snapshot to another users account and they can create a new virtual server from that snapshot then.

    After you have created that snapshot just open a ticket and let us know to what user you would like to transfer it and we'll take care of it.

    Thanks