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Netapp Special boot menu and data loss - did I loose all my data?

Last Modified: 2013-11-14
We lost power on our netapp shelves. After waiting 3 hours the nvram batteries were still low. I went to the ctrl+c special boot menu. It said that data loss would occur and I pressed yes. I was told that this is just the data that was in memory and since I was booting up it was no big deal.
(CAUTION: Using this appliance without NVRAM
         battery backup coupled with a power
         failure condition CAN CAUSE DATA LOSS.
Are you sure you want to continue (y or n)? y)

It would not take me to the boot menu and told me to wait until the battery had charged.
I let it sit overnight.
The next day the battery had charge and I tried to boot.
Now it is telling me that the root volume is corrupt and cannot boot.

My question is did I wipe all my data by saying yes at the special boot menu?
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I would get in touch with NetApp support at (888) 463-8277 and get their help in dealing with the issue.


old box not on paid support


Boot into the boot menu but do not select an option 1-5.

Next, type the hidden WAFL_check command to recover the root volume. At the end, commit changes if you're happy to do so.

Beware, this may result in further data loss if you do this without guidance from NetApp.

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