Changing the rescue mode of Instances
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Changing the rescue mode of your Instance

Reviewed on 16 June 2023Published on 04 May 2023

The previous Instances rescue mode, which relied on bootscripts, will be discontinued by May 31, 2023. To ensure that your Instances operate correctly, make sure to switch them to either local boot or the new rescue mode before this deadline.

Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets

Updating rescue mode from the Scaleway console

  1. Click Instances in the Compute section of the side menu in the console. The list of your Instances displays.
  2. Click the name of the Instance that is using the previous rescue mode. The Instance overview displays.
  3. Stop the Instance if it is currently running by using the top right toggle of the Instances overview page.
  4. Click the Advanced settings tab.
  5. Scroll to the Boot mode section and change the boot mode of your Instance to local boot.
  6. Power the Instance on again by using the toggle.

    If you want to utilize rescue mode again, change the boot type back to rescue mode to reboot the Instance using the latest rescue mode.

Updating rescue mode using the Scaleway API

  1. List the Instances of your Project(s).
  2. Filter the returned Instances to keep only the ones with boot_type: "rescue".
  3. Stop the Instances
  4. Update the Instances and set boot_type: "local"

If you still want to use rescue mode for your Instance(s), update these Instances again and switch back the boot_type to “rescue”. They will then use the updated rescue system.

  1. Start the Instances.