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SSH access with Clever Tools
While direct SSH access to instances is not recommended in an immutable infrastructure setup, it can be useful for debugging purposes. Clever Cloud allows you to connect to running instances via SSH.
SSH access is meant only for debugging purposesClever Cloud instances are to be seen as read-only resources. Any change made on an instance will not be persisted. You can use SSH access for quick tests, but if you want to persist changes, you need to commit them in your repository. Changes made on instances are not kept across deployments.
SSH on Docker instanceSSH on docker instances will attach to the running container. You must have `/bin/bash` installed (usually from the `bash` package) otherwise attaching to the container will fail.
You need to have the Clever Tools CLI installed locally.
Make sure you have a properly configured SSH key
To use SSH access, you need to have an SSH key properly configured in your Clever Cloud account. Please refer to the SSH keys section of the documentation to know how to set up your SSH keys.
Accessing your machine with Clever Tools CLI
In order to access the machine via SSH using the Clever Tools CLI
you need to have an application running on Clever Cloud and have linked it with your local repository using the Clever Tools CLI with
clever link --org <your_application's_organization_id> <your_application_id>
Accessing your machine
You can access running instances of a linked application with
$ clever ssh in the linked application’s repository locally.
$ clever ssh > Opening an ssh shell > [email protected] ~ $
If multiple instances are running, you will be asked which one to use:
$ clever ssh > 1) Sleepy Ponita - Instance 0 - UP (11281f38-31ff-43a7-8595-a2d82630c32b) > 2) Tense Caterpie - Instance 1 - UP (b10d19d9-5238-408b-b038-3e32c7a301c2) > Your choice: 1 > Opening an ssh shell > [email protected] ~ $
You are now connected to the machine.
Note for Windows users
$ clever ssh command will fail on PowerShell or cmd.exe if there is no
ssh.exe in your path.
The most straightforward solution is to start
$ clever ssh from
git-bash but you can also add
ssh.exe in your path..
Access your application’s folder
No matter wich way you’ve decided to use to SSH to the machine, your application’s folder is located at:
Show your application’s logs
If you want to show your application’s logs while you debug:
journalctl -efa -u bas-deploy.service
You can also use
journalctl with other options if you need to.