Azure linux server *Expert* - backup and setup

Hi All, I have an Azure server which is running CentOS7.2. However, I am not so familiar with Azure platform, I added disk last time and maybe mounting problem, it makes my server not able to reboot normally. I can't reboot normally and can't even enter my server. At last, I removed the server and install everything again. I want to ask how can I avoid this? It is not possible for me to remove everything everytime. What can I do with Azure backup or make sure configuration is correct?

Below are the previous error, please check what they mean:

[[32m OK [0m] Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes.

[ 32.115889] type=1305 audit(1475768354.526:3): audit_pid=605 old=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:auditd_t:s0 res=1

[[32m OK [0m] Found device Virtual_Disk 1.

Mounting /home...

[ 32.896522] EXT4-fs (sda1): Unrecognized mount option "uquota" or missing value

[[32m OK [0m] Started udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization.

Starting Activation of DM RAID sets...

[[1;31mFAILED[0m] Failed to mount /home.

See 'systemctl status [url removed, login to view]' for details.

[ 32.995646] device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3

[ 33.010813] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.33.0-ioctl (2015-8-18) initialised:

[[32m OK [0m] Started Activation of DM RAID sets.

[[32m OK [0m] Reached target Encrypted Volumes.

Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view

system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or ^D to

try again to boot into default mode.

Give root password for maintenance

(or type Control-D to continue):


This is reboot log and actually it is not console access, I can't do anything when this happens, any experience?

Habilidades: Azure, Linux, Shell Script

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