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One of our developers worked on a beta server and accidentally changed the permissions of the whole system (chmod /) to root. Due to that, services are unable to access files, and we can't ssh to the machine (permission denied on the key) (UPDATE: ssh is dead after reboot, probably can't start).

Does Amazon has an option to browse files / physically access the machine?

Any other creative solution?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Create another EC2 instance and mount your EBS drive there to fix permissions. (If it's EBS based instance)

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