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The Rackspace documentation says on exiting rescue server mode: Once you are done troubleshooting your system, you can exit Rescue Mode by clicking the link labeled Exit Rescue Mode in the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel under your Server Details page. I couldn’t seem to find the link. The solution? Visit the list of servers. Click the server name to go to the details page. And the most important key? Wait. It may take a few seconds (~10) before the “Exist Rescue Mode” box pops up with an option to quit recovery mode and reboot into normal server operations.
I’m now starting to use Rackspace after a having a lot of experience with Amazon AWS and so I’m having a hard time understanding a few things about the way Rackspace works. One of these things is “Disaster Recovery” for a Rackspace “Cloud Server’s” primary drive primary drive. There is a lot of server terminology with Rackspace so for clarification I’m talking about the ones in the Cloud Servers control panel that are in this tab: So my point of confusion is this: If I screw up something big on AWS, like the /etc/fstab file and the server won’t boot, I can use the AWS control panel to get the console log: If I need to edit things on the primary drive I can “detatch” it from the instance and attach it to another server, and then access the files on it. I searched the Rackspace knowledge base and also read the Disaster Recovery blog post which mentions three ways of doing disaster recovery with Rackspace: Take regular snapshots and restore the instance from one of those Do manual file system and database backups to have a copy of your data NOT on the primary drive Replication with Manual Failover (seems like overkill) I also saw that it is possible to boot the server into “recovery mode” but I haven’t tried it yet. The way I’m planning on running my rackspace server is attaching another drive (aka Storage Volume) and putting all the application data on that. I am also … Continue reading
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