Restoring the root volume configuration

After you install and boot the new nodes and reassign disks, you must restore configuration information from the root volume to the boot devices.

About this task

You need to perform the steps in this section on both new nodes, completing each step on one node and then the other before going on to the next step.


  1. Access the boot menu from the boot environment prompt (LOADER prompt): boot_ontap
  2. Press Ctrl-C to display the boot menu when the system prompts you to do so.
  3. From the boot menu, select (6) Update flash from backup config.
    The system displays the following message:
    This will replace all flash-based configuration with the last backup to
    disks. Are you sure you want to continue?: y
  4. Enter y to continue.
    The update flash process runs for several minutes, and then the system reboots. The startup process then asks you to confirm the system ID mismatch.
  5. Confirm the mismatch by entering y.
    WARNING: System id mismatch. This usually occurs when replacing CF or NVRAM cards!
    Override system id? {y|n} [n] y
    The startup sequence proceeds normally.