how to recover after power outage

John Almberg jalmberg at
Sat Apr 4 23:59:42 PDT 2009

Blast... my beautiful FreeBSD servers were rudely switched off when  
my data had a power outage a couple hours ago. They restored power  
about 30 minutes later, and one box came up no problem.

The other has a login prompt on the serial console, but my login does  
not work. I get a "Login incorrect" message, even though the username/ 
password is correct.

When I try to SSH into the box, I get this (server name changed):

$ ssh user at -p 48420
ssh: connect to host port 48420: Connection refused

In other words, I seem to be locked out.

I don't want to do anything drastic without having a good idea what  
I'm doing. Any suggestions, much appreciated.

-- John

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