Stuck on boot after Starting Journal Service

Posted January 16, 2019 4.5k views
Linux BasicsDigitalOceanUbuntu 16.04

I have a digital ocean droplet on Ubuntu (16.04.), since I performed a system reboot it has not been able to boot back up - - this happens only when I am connected via Digital Ocean’s web console (as root). It gets stuck in the Started Journal Service phase and nothing happens after that.
I can log in fine via Bitwise SSH client as non root and as a root user. Since I am using ufw firewall (to block access to DO from unknown IPs), I often need to login via web. Please help.

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I have same issue sudden server and stopped and when i send ticket they said start with recovery ios and copy you data and go with new. :( I was using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and weekly updated. this is crazy… not good.