Access home directories of users of a hub#

Sometimes, it is necessary to access the home directories of users on a hub. Perhaps they’ve modified a dotfile (like .bash_profile) that prevents their server from starting, or we need to archive a large file there.

The exec-homes-shell subcommand of the deployer can help us here.

deployer exec-homes-shell <cluster-name> <hub-name>

Will open a bash shell with all the home directories of all the users of <hub-name> in <cluster-name> mounted in read-write fashion under /home/.

Warning

BE CAREFUL! DO NOT DELETE THINGS HERE WITHOUT BEING SURE YOU WANT THEM GONE.

If in doubt, rename files which will allow the server to start up again and preserve the file for the user so they can correct the file contents.