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Site not working after maintenance reboot

DO announced maintenance reboots to all servers affecting FRA1 which i’m hosted because of spectre and meltdown vulnerabilities. After this action, my website is down and cannot access it via ftp or ssh or ping it’s ip address. However, I can access my droplet and seems to be up. I can also access the console where it says “Give root password for maintenance (or press Ctrl-D to continue)” When i give my root password i am able to log in to my system but still don’t know what to do to bring my website back. Thank you in advance

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Resolved with these:

  • journal was corrupt -> removed the folder inside /var/log/journal/<hash> [removed error on journal being corrupt: “File /var/log/journal/<hash>/system.journal corrupted or uncleanly shut down, renaming and replacing.”]
  • did an fsck (using the ISO recovery boot) automatically on vda1 but didn’t find anything
  • did a manual fsck on the vda15 (just in case) and it was corrupt too, hinted for deleting the dirty bit, which I did [it was ok afterwards]
  • disabled swap [removed the other boot error “Swap Timed out waiting for device dev-disk-by\x2dlabel-swap.device”]

=> could eventually login normally both via console and with putty.

I have a similar issue and any help would be really appreciated.

I reset the root password of my droplet through the DO admin panel and right after I couldn’t connect anymore from my saved putty connection. After some investigations and reading here too, I noticed that in the console, when I’m asked to login, it reads: “Give root password for maintenance (or press Ctrl-D to continue)” and all the services (ssh, apache, mysql, etc.) are inactive. So, of course, my site is down.

Also, if in the console I login as root and then I type “exit” it gets stuck instead of asking me again to login. So the only option is to turn off the droplet and turn it on again… :/

Any idea on how to get out of maintenance mode?

(not sure it makes a difference, but it’s an Ubuntu v.18.04)

Thanks in advance and best regards.