Why won't my cloned Linode boot?

Linode Staff

I recently cloned my Linode, and now I get filesystem errors when attempting to boot the clone. What happened?

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This typically occurs if a Linode was cloned while it was still running. This is technically something that you can do, but our guide warns that it may result in a Linode with an inconsistent filesystem.

From here, there are a few ways you can resolve this:

  • Run fsck from within Rescue Mode. This may help, but if not, there are other options.
  • Shutdown the original Linode and run the clone job again while it's powered off.
  • Spin up another Linode and manually transfer the data over from the original.


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