Unable to connect to droplet from web console or ssh after power cycle

Posted July 6, 2018 727 views
DigitalOcean Ubuntu 16.04

After power cycling my droplet I couldn’t sftp or ssh into my droplet so I powered it down and powered it back up. I was still unable to access it even through the web console. Does anyone have advice on what I should be doing in order to access the server?

  • Okay so, after about 20 minutes of just sitting around, I tried the web console and it worked, but ssh and sftp still don’t work.

    1. Does it usually take that long for a droplet to spin up?
    2. Why would the ssh and sftp be disabled after restart?
  • It’s not normal for it to take that long unless software has been installed on the droplet that hold up the boot process. For example, if a boot process attempts to make a network connection and waits for a timeout before continuing in the process, where that process occurs prior to the networking being brought up in that boot process.

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