Rescue Mode on Bare Metal Cloud Servers

Rescue Mode Bare Metal Cloud Servers - Overview

This documentation concerns rescue mode on Bare Metal Cloud Server. To use rescue mode on Virtual Cloud Instances refer to the corresponding documentation

Rescue mode allows you to boot a Bare Metal Cloud Server from the network. It downloads a rescue operating system, based on Ubuntu Linux, that runs completely in the RAM of the server. It allows you to perform maintenance and data recovery operations, even if the machine is not reachable in normal mode.


Booting Into Rescue Mode

1 . Log into the Scaleway console

2 . Click on Bare Metal in the Compute section of the side-menu. The list of your Bare Metal Cloud Servers displays.

4 . Choose the server to reboot into rescue mode from the list and click on its name to display the Bare Metal Server information page.

5 . Scroll down to the Rescue Mode section.

6 . To reboot the server into rescue mode swipe the Rescue off button to the right. Confirm the reboot by clicking on Switch to Rescue Mode:

7 . The server reboots into rescue mode. Depending on the hardware model of the machine, the reboot may take several minutes. Once rebooted log into the machine using SSH with the user account root:

ssh root@<bare-metal-cloud-server>

You are now logged into rescue mode and able to perform maintenance actions on the machine. The rescue mode is based on Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (18.04) and you can run commands as on any Ubuntu Linux machine.

Note: Rescue mode runs completely in the RAM of the server. To access files located on the hard disk, it needs to be mounted. The disk can be mounted automatically by running

Rebooting Into Normal Mode

Once the maintenance of the machine is completed, it can be rebooted back into the operating system installed on the hard disk of the server.

To reboot the server into normal mode, click on the Rescue on button in the rescue mode section of the servers details. The server reboots on the installed system and will be available in normal mode within a few minutes.

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