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How to upscale your instance to a larger one by using snapshots

This page shows you how you can upscale your instance to a larger one by using snapshots.

Requirements

  • You have an account and are logged into cloud.scaleway.com
  • Your SSH key is configured
  • You have a running server (VC1 or C2)

The Scaleway platform makes it very easy to upscale your node to a more powerful one when your requirements grow. In this tutorial we will upgrade a VC1S instance to a BareMetal C2S instance using snapshots. You can easily switch between all X86 servers (VC1 and C2), no matter if you want to upscale or downscale your instance.

Step 1 - Power off your server

Power off your server by clicking on the “OFF” button and then archive it.

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Step 2 - Create a snapshot

Create a new snapshot by clicking the “Snapshot” button next to your volume

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In the Snapshots section on the left-side menu of the control panel, your snapshot should be present in the list.

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Step 4 - Spin up your new instance

Click on the “Create Server” button and select a C2S instance. On the server creation page, click “Existing Snapshot” in the “Choose an image” section and elect the snapshot you created previously.

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Disable the public IP of the server, as we want to use the IP attached to the existing VC1S server. Click the “Change” button and select “No public IP”.

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Create and start the server.

Go to the network section of your account to see your IP.

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Click the existing IP address you want to attach to your new server. In the servers section click the “Edit” button to change the server attached to this IP address.

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Your new instance is started on a new volume created from a snapshot and you can reach it via the IP Address of your previous instance.

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Don’t forget to delete your old instance if you don’t need it any more.

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