DO Ideas 2

Make it possible to transfer a droplet from one location to another (i.e. from NY to AMS or vice versa), retaining the same IP.

I currently have one VPS in NY and another one in AMS. Thinking that I want to do some application sharding (web on one, database on the other one), but since I decided to make them geographically separated, I have no easy way to transfer the AMS one to NY, ensuring that I retain the same IP address.

  • Jason Kurtz
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    In order to transfer your droplet you have to:

    1. Power off your droplet
    2. Make backup image from it
    3. Go to 'Images' section and transfer your image to another location
    4. Create new droplet from transferred image in new location

  • ben commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    I would super appreciate for this.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:04

    You can't preserve an IP between datacenters because they are routed geographically so its not possible.

    To migrate your VM just take a snapshot of it and then create a new VM from the snapshot in the new region.