Recover the Data from a crash by mounting Rescue CD on a VPS

Step 1: Mount the Rescue CD on your VPS

Login to the CrownPanel account and select the VPS you need to recover data from. From the CD-ROM tab, choose the system rescueCD and mount it.

mount rescuecd

Then launch the VNC and after a moment, you should get a screen similar to this : Select Default boot options

rescuecd option

and hit enter you will get below screen:


You've now entered the rescueCD

Step 2: Network

The network will be automatically configured and it will be up, enter the following command to verify network details


and command to view network connection,

nmcli connection show

net setup

To verify if the network is UP



Step 3: Disable iptables

System RescueCd comes with the iptables firewall enabled, enter the following command to disable it

systemctl stop iptables 

set root pass

Step 4: Mounting the Disk

For you to be able to connect via SSH, Password has to be set up with the following command

passwd root

set root pass

Now let us mount the disk itself to recover the data

fdisk -l is the command used to list the disks, partitions, etc in Linux

fdisk -l

Output of Linux Operating System Partition.


Output of Windows Operating System Partition.


Here we see the partition

/dev/vda1 | Type "Linux"


/dev/vda2 | HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

So from the above examples, we see the largest partition which holds our data.

Now we make a new folder and mount the partition to access it,

command to make a folder

mkdir hdd

command to mount partition

mount /dev/vda1 hdd

Next, you can enter the folder "hdd" and then list the files

The output of files contains in the Linux Operating System.

root dir

The output of files contains in the Windows Operating System.


So this is the full filesystem

You can now SSH into the VPS IP and recover the files required