I rebuilded a droplet and can't login anymore via console

February 26, 2017 241 views
Backups Ubuntu 16.04

I rebuilded to Ubuntu 16.04.2 x64 and cannot login anymore. I tried login with root and the pw sent to my email when I created the droplet but it didn't seem to be the right one.

How do I get back on?

1 Answer

When you rebuilt the droplet, it actually removes everything and installs whatever OS you've chosen. When the rebuilt is done, it sends a new root password to you - use that, not the one when you created the droplet initially.
EDIT: Unless you're using SSH-keys, then you don't receive an email with password.

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