server stuck on BusyBox built in Shell (Initramfs) fsck didnt help

Posted October 17, 2017 2.9k views

something has gone wrong during droplet restore from a snapshot. it appear server unable to mound the drive.
I tried fsck command with all possible options and it shows drive is clean but the server still booting to BusyBox shell. last couple of lines on the terminal reads as :
Begin: Running /Scripts/init-bottom .. [ 1.188682] FDC 0 is a S82078B
mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory
Target filesystem /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory
No init found. Try passing init=bootrag.
[ 1.284060] Refined TSC clocksource calibration: 2400.025 MHz

BusyBox V1.19.9 (Ubuntu 1:1.19.3-7ubutu1.1) built-in shell (ash)
Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands.

i am very new to ubuntu. i have no idea waht is going on here. i had a wordpress blog site with mysql in this server. all i need is a backup of the site somehow.
your help will be greatly appreciated.

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Sorry to hear that. If you restored your Droplet from a working snapshot and it is having issues booting up, pleas open a support ticket through the control panel and the team will help you out.