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How to reinstall an Elastic Metal server

Published on 26 May 2021

An Elastic Metal server can be reinstalled at any time from the Scaleway Console. This can be useful when you want to run a different image on the machine or if you want to have a fresh installation.


Be careful when using this feature. Reinstalling your server erases the disk and all data on the disk will be lost. Make sure to have a backup before reinstalling your server.

  1. Click Elastic Metal in the Compute section of the Scaleway Console side menu. The Elastic Metal dashboard displays.
  2. Click «See more Icon» next to the server you want to reinstall. A drop-down menu displays.
  3. Click Reinstall in the menu to enter the installation wizard.
  4. Choose the operating system that you want to install on the machine.
  5. Add your SSH key. If you have already uploaded a key, it displays in the list of keys. Choose the keys to grant access to the server by ticking or unticking the corresponding checkbox.
  6. Click Reinstall server to launch the installation. It will take about 10 minutes to complete.
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