doctl compute droplet-action resize

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doctl compute droplet-action resize <droplet-id> [flags]


Use this command to resize a Droplet to a different plan.

By default, this command will only increase or decrease the CPU and RAM of the Droplet, not its disk size. This can be reversed.

To also increase the Droplet’s disk size, pass the --resize-disk flag. This is a permanent change and cannot be reversed as a Droplet’s disk size cannot be decreased.

In order to resize a Droplet, it must first be powered off.


Option Description
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, Status, Type, StartedAt, CompletedAt, ResourceID, ResourceType, Region.
--help , -h Help for this command
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
--resize-disk Resize the Droplet’s disk size in addition to its RAM and CPU.
Default: false
--size A slug indicating the new size for the Droplet (e.g. s-2vcpu-2gb). Run doctl compute size list for a list of valid sizes. (required)
--wait Wait for action to complete
Default: false
Command Description
doctl compute droplet-action Display Droplet action commands

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false