minikube on virtual box loses HostOnly network after host was in sleep mode - How to recover?

by Tom Klino   Last Updated August 01, 2020 13:00 PM

I'm running minikube with the vbox driver. I noticed that when I get back to my workstation after it's been in sleep mode, I can't do kubectl get pods (or any other kubectl command).

Some digging and I found that the the HostOnly network adapter of the minikube machine is not working. I logged in to the machine with minikube ssh and tried to restart the interface but I'm just getting an error.

$ ifdown eth1 
ifdown: can't open '/etc/network/interfaces': No such file or directory

the only thing currently working is to minikube stop and minikube start again. But that takes long and I just want to get back to work.

any ideas on how to fix the network quicker after it's been in sleep mode? or prevent it losing the network altogether?

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