Frequently Asked Questions
What is the password for my new Cloud Server?
So, just make sure that you have provided your ssh key and you’ll be able to access new servers.
Updating your key does not add it to existing servers. So if you’ve built a server that doesn’t have your ssh key on, you’ll need to destroy it and build a new one once you’ve updated your ssh key.
Why is the filesystem on my Cloud Servers so small?
Most images have a small partition on them by default, even though your Cloud Server may have a much larger disk. To make use of the full disk space you need to grow the partition and file system.
Some of the Brightbox official images (notably the Ubuntu images) automatically grow the partition and filesystem on first boot.
See the Filesystems and disks guide for more details.
How do I resize my Cloud Server?
In-place resizing of Cloud Servers is not supported, but you can snapshot your server and use the resulting snapshot image to create a new Cloud Server.
If you want to resize down to a Cloud Server Type with a smaller disk, you’ll need to shrink the filesystem and partition before taking the snapshot.
I updated the SSH public key for my user, why hasn’t it updated on my Cloud Servers?
SSH keys are only installed on first boot, using a script that gets your key from the metadata service.
Updating your SSH key will not distribute the updated key to your existing Cloud Servers.
How can I use my own disk images in Brightbox Cloud?
You can upload them to the Image Library, register them, and then use them like any other Cloud Server image. See the Image Library Guide for more details.