If you are facing the snapshot restoring and No SSH problem like me, Its easy to fix.
Here is the problem. I took a snapshot of my old server and then restored it to new server. Now I can’t SSH to it, or just ping to any external site in that server (ping google.com doesn’t work). However, everything is working in the digital ocean console side.
I spent 5 long hours to find this solution. I hope to help you too!!!
Open DigitalOcean console and login to your server. (If the previous password doesn’t work, just reset/forgot password it)
ifconfig and click enter.
lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:420 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:420 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1 RX bytes:107265 (107.2 KB) TX bytes:107265 (107.2 KB)
ens3 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr c2:eb:73:62:d7:5d .......and so on. lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:426 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:426 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1 RX bytes:109321 (109.3 KB) TX bytes:109321 (109.3 KB)
ens3to the network interface. To do that, type ``` cat /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo iface lo inet loopback
5. Go to the source, which is ```/etc/network/interfaces.d/``` for me. Type ```cat /etc/network/interfaces.d``` 6. Type ```ls``` and edit the file there. For me, its ```50-cloud-init.cfg```. So, type ```nano 50-cloud-init.cfg``` 7. This is your previous server's network configuration, just change the values of ```IP Address``` and ```Gateway```. You can find these values in your Digital ocean >Droplet>Networking section. Also, add ```ens3``` device or whatever we found in step 3. Make the file similar to this,
auto lo iface lo inet loopback dns-nameservers 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
auto lo ens3 iface lo inet loopback
iface ens3 inet static address 68.183.xx.xxx/20 gateway 68.183.xx.x
iface ens3 inet static address 10.47.0.5/16
8. Done, It should work now. Try ```ping google.com``` & should work properly. Thank me later, Regards, Sreekant Shenoy
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