I created a private network using Microsoft-ethereum consortium template with 2 mining nodes and 1 transaction nodes on azure which are linux machines.
After a period of time I shut downed all the 3 nodes, started all the machines again.
After starting i started the ethereum node using start-private-blockchain.sh with geth.cfg and password.
Node started sucessfully.
Now when I try to access my previously created contracts with the previous address availble I am not able to access the contract?
What is the issue here? Is the data about the contract lost when the machines are shut downed or the mining nodes are not connected to the transaction nodes during the node initialization?
Or is it entirely different issue? I didn't do any thing specifically for associating mining nodes when starting my private network.