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Problems with root password and recovery

Hi guys

I’m a novice and my situation is as follows;

  • Droplet been running fine for weeks.
  • Dev team building new system for me.
  • This morning Dev team cant access site
  • Log ticket with DO
  • Response is droplet pinging so seems ports 22 and 80 are closed now (we have no idea how this happened)
  • Support advises to login to console.
  • Root password not being accepted in console.
  • Reset root 3 times - still no accesss
  • Support advise to manually change it via recovery. I set the password myself manually.
  • Back to console - new password doesnt work
  • Reset password via normal dashboard method again.
  • Still cant access console

So basically they are now telling me:

""We’re really sorry about the trouble you’re having signing in to your Droplet. Unfortunately, we cant identify anything which would prevent login through the Console using the password as reset from the recovery ISO unless something was wrong with the operating system on the Droplet itself. As a result, the only other solution we have would be to start the Droplet from the recovery image again, and copy any needed files off the Droplet and onto a new one. Other than that, we don’t have access to your Droplet and would not be able to diagnose the specific internal issue leading to this. “”

So I tried once more to mount the recovery myself and when i booted it up I see only this in console.

https://gyazo.com/55e485a97f5e3654808152a5a907e9d5

I am at my wits end. The DO password reset doesnt allow me to access the console. I cant get onto the server via SSH because the port 22 is closed.

I need help. Willing to pay someone to help me. Anyone?

Thanks - Allan

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I a sorry for the trouble you’ve encountered and the confusion. The recovery option in the control panel is a recovery kernel which can be used for a filesystem check. The recovery ISO that our support team member recommended can be set as the boot device for your droplet only by a support team member. Please reply to the ticket and they will mount the image allowing your droplet to boot from it.

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