I was trying to install phpmyadmin on amazonlinux ec2 but i was getting this error: "packages excluded due to repository priority protections"

so end up trying sudo running yum erase yum-plugin-priorities to disable plugin priorities so i could get that package.

After that i had no sudo access. And then I couldn't log in.

So I decided to "stop" and "start" the instance

So then i could log in... but everything is gone. i didnt back up :(

stopping ec2 should not have killed the ebs

Is there anyway to get my data back?

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    Are you sure it was an EBS backed instance? Did you accidentally terminate it instead of stopping it? – Michael Hampton Oct 26 '18 at 18:30
  • yes im sure i pressed stop. however it didnt appear to go smoothly. – Yehuda Clinton Oct 28 '18 at 0:02

The problem was that this was actually a Beanstalk Application. I was treating it as if it was regular EC2 instance. That is what messed up when trying to install things, and when stopping it in the EC2 menu.

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