Restored Droplets from snapshots won't boot; can't mount primary partitions

November 21, 2017 71 views
DigitalOcean CentOS

I've got two snaphots of CentOS machines, taken a little more than a year apart from each other. Each snapshot was created after a clean shutdown was performed on the VPS. Neither boots and neither has a system partition (/dev/vda1) that can be mounted using the recovery ISO.

Support has done little apart from facilitate the mounting of the recovery ISO. No advice that was particularly insightful, no "Oh yeah, this happens from time to time, here's how we fix that."

I understand that each user is in charge of administering his/her own droplet. Honest, I get it. But what I don't understand is why the backup solution I've been provided with doesn't work, why I've been charged (an admittedly small rate) for said solution, and why I shouldn't go elsewhere with my hosting dollar?

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