Servercheap KVM rescue mode

This article applies only to KVM servers.

With rescue mode you have the ability to perform self-service, repairing downed virtual machines. Rescue mode allows you to boot your virtual machines into a minimal install of linux/livecd. Here you can either repair the virtual machine, or backup your data for restoration.

We’ll quickly go over how to enable rescue mode.

  1.  Shutdown your server
  2.  Click on the pen icon next to rescue mode and select 4.x kernel option and click the Enable button. 

You should see a message indicating rescue mode has been enabled successfully – “Rescue Mode has been switched on successfully” and your ssh connection details.

Once done click the Disable button.

NOTE: In certain instances you might not be able to disable rescue mode until the server is shutdown first. In that case, click Close button on the rescue mode dialog, click Shutdown button to shutdown your server, then click pen icon next to rescue mode and then click the Disable button in the rescue mode dialog window.

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