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boot_recovery from A700s second boot media fails

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Applies to

  • A700s
  • ONTAP 9


Attempting the procedure of transferring files to the boot media using backup recovery from the second boot media results in the following error:

LOADER-A> boot_recovery
Bootable external device not found!
Boot Recovery failed
*** command status = Error(-1)


Although the second boot media device is installed and visible:
LOADER-A*> show devices -a
Device Name  Description
-----------  ---------------------------------------------------------
eficons0a     EFI Console
uart0         NS16550 UART at 0x3F8
kcs0a         KCS at 0xca3 (command) and 0xca2 (data)
clock0a       ISA RTC at 0x70 (index) and 0x71 (target)
rd0.0         Raw disk 0 (NVME:SAMSUNG), Capacity: 122104 MB
r0a.0         r0a.0 raw disk alias device
rd1.0         Raw disk 1 (NVME:INTEL), Capacity: 122104 MB
r1a.0         r1a.0 raw disk alias device
hd1.0         DATA_ONTAP, Capacity: 121865 MB Free: 116072 MB
u1a.0         DATA_ONTAP, Capacity: 121865 MB Free: 116072 MB
boot0         u1a.0 alias boot device
boot_i        u1a.0 alias boot device
e0M           Intel I210 Gigabit Network Connection (00-A0-98-FC-3A-F0)



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