Can't ping droplet, VNC console stuck at "ENGINE Bus STARTED", etc.
Booted up droplet. Can’t ping, 10+ minutes later. Console output is:
DOROOT: clean, … files, … blocks
Waiting for network configuration…
Waiting up to 60 more seconds for network configuration…
Booting system without full network configuration…
Starting nginx: nginx.
No make, you’ll have to rebuild your databases by hand :(
* Not configured, not started
* Starting Mail Transport Agent (MTA) sendmail [OK]
[Thu Apr 06…] [warn] The Alias directive in …apache.conf
at line 3 will probably never match because it overlaps an earlier Alias.
apache2: Could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name,
using 127.0.0.1 for ServerName
(98)Address already in use: make_sock: could not bind to address [::]:80
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs
Action ‘start’ failed.
The Apache error log may have more information.
* Starting web server apache2 [fail]
[…] ENGINE Bus STARTING
… ENGINE Started monitor thread 'Autoreloader’.
… ENGINE Started monitor thread ’_TimeoutMonitor’.
… ENGINE Serving on 127.0.0.1:8081
… ENGINE Bus STARTED
I can’t seem to ping at all.
Is there a way to create a new droplet, pull my critical data off this droplet (like mount the droplet as a drive in the new one, and then just get rid of the old droplet?
This droplet is three years old, been running Ubuntu 12, and I suspect trying to update to 16 and following some apt-get commands is what did it in, but really not sure.
Otherwise, I’ll just restore from my 8 day old backup, which was running fine, but is missing a couple days of data I’d rather not lose (but nothing super important, so it’s a 95% acceptable alternative).
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