Unable to Login into my server via ssh and Stuck with my data in this instance

[FAILED] Failed to start Security Auditing Service.^M^M
See 'systemctl status auditd.service' for details

[FAILED] Failed to start Resets System Activity Logs.^M^M
See 'systemctl status sysstat.service' for details.

[FAILED] Failed to start Login Service.^M^M
See 'systemctl status systemd-logind.service' for details.

[FAILED] Failed to start The Apache HTTP Server.^M
See 'systemctl status httpd.service' for details.

[FAILED] Failed to start Fail2Ban Service.^M
See 'systemctl status fail2ban.service' for details

[FAILED] Failed to start Berkeley Internet Name Domain (DNS).^M^M
See 'systemctl status named.service' for details.

[FAILED] Failed to start OpenSSH server daemon.^M^M
See 'systemctl status sshd.service' for details.

[FAILED] Failed to start nginx - high performance web server.^M
See 'systemctl status nginx.service' for details

Unable to ssh into this machine don't know the exact issue and Linode team is also not able to figure this out

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To troubleshoot this you can login through your Lish console:


This provides access to your server without needing to login via SSH.

The above guide walks through this, but in short: To launch the Lish console through your browser, navigate to your Linode's Summary tab and click the 'Launch Console' button at the top right.

From here you can run a number of commands to help troubleshoot this.

I'd first suggest going through the troubleshooting steps outlined in this Community Site post:


Specifically, since you're seeing the below message you'd want to confirm your SSH service is up and running.

[FAILED] Failed to start OpenSSH server daemon.
See 'systemctl status sshd.service' for details.

Depending on your Distro, you can use the commands outlined in this section of our Troubleshooting SSH guide to confirm if your SSH service is running.

I'd also check your available disk space and memory, since sometimes this can cause certain services to not start at boot:

Disk Space

df -h


free -m

As for the Failed to start Login Service message, I tracked down this post which might help point you in the right direction as well:


Beyond these things, the Troubleshooting SSH guide walks through a number of other steps I'd recommend taking to help troubleshoot this further through your Lish Console.


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