Recover inaccessible instances using QEMU

Posted by tracyanne on Oct 19, 2012 3:50 AM EDT
IBM developerWorks : Linux
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Suppose something went wrong and you discover you have an inaccessible Linux instance on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise? What can you do? The authors of this article walk you through the steps to recover an inaccessible Linux instance. They show how to capture a private image, copy it to persistent storage, use QEMU to boot the captured image or mount it using kpartx, fix the problem, and then import the image back into the cloud.

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