Sent this to Parallels yesterday – hope they fix it..
This weekend after 5 months accessed the Parallels control panel and “corrected” my server from the initial hostname, and did other maint and stumbled onto a bug, well what seems to me a bug.
It can be replicated like this:
For purposes of this say root was originally “root#ABC” and the new one is “root#DEF”
1. At the command line of the VPS, change root to something else, in this case change from root#ABC to root#DEF
2. In the Parallels automation change the hostname of the VPS.
3. The root password will now be set back to the old one.
I’d like to have been warned instead of wondering for a few hours why my server root password changed. Glad to know why – and that it was not rooted.