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At any time, you may wish to reimage (reinstall) your machine. This action is irreversible and will mean that your machine will lose all data stored on it.
The end result of a reimage will be that your machine is running a pristine installation.
If there are local files upon your machine please ensure that you have them backed up prior to your reimage.
From the actions menu choose ‘Reimage your machine’ and you’ll be guided through the process.
Here is each step illustrated with an explanation:
While there are further questions, you need to confirm that you understand your server will be wiped clean.
Pick whichever distribution you would like. If you’re not familiar with Linux you probably want the Bytemark Symbiosis distribution.
You will be asked to enter your root password twice so that you don’t accidentally mistype it and lock yourself out:
Finally the process begins:
Once the process has completed, which will take approximately 5 minutes, your server will restart automatically.