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Can I backup my files without SSH?
This is urgent. Please help me. The support does not seem to be interested in responding.
I have executed
chmod 777 on / before I knew what I was doing. After I saw tons of errors like
Operation failed:... something... to ~/%name of some root folder% in my console I couldn’t prevent the server from keeping executing the command, so I couldn’t think of anything better than to log into my account and turn the droplet off immediately from the control panel. I did that.
I turned it on again, and I can’t log in via SSH since then. It says:
Connection closed by %my_ip% port 22.
Neither can’t I access the server via SFTP; it says
Unable to exchange the encryption keys.
I had been logging in with root user, and the only user I have created and remember the password for doesn’t seem to be allowed to execute sudo, so I can’t restart SSH on the server.
I have read online that by executing this command I have crashed my entire filesystem. Could it be restored, at least the part of it where the SSH is? Or, can I backup certain folders just with DO dashboard console logging in as non-root user? Or, how do I log in as a root user from there? Typing
root as user does not work.
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