Posted on September 8, 2020 5:20 pm
 |  Asked by Sean Martin
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i was wanting to do a full factory reset but after entering the “fullrecovery” there still looks like there are older files on drive:/ and Directory of file:/. I was able to figure out how to delete the files on the Drive:/ in the Aboot but i was not able to them on the Directory of file:/. After the unit boot it looked like there waere older files that were still the directory. How would i go about deleting those that it is a true factory reset?

Posted by Roberto Salazar
Answered on September 8, 2020 5:34 pm

As the steps on configuration noted when you do a fullrecovery, the switch only erases the files in /mnt/flash:

Step 1 Access the Aboot shell through the console port:

a Type reload at the Privileged EXEC prompt.

b Type Ctrl-C when prompted, early in the boot process.

c Enter the Aboot password, if prompted. If the Aboot password is not known, enter an empty password three times, after which the CLI displays:

Type "fullrecover" and press Enter to revert /mnt/flash to factory default state, or just press Enter to reboot:

d Type fullrecover and go to step 4.


Step 2 Type fullrecover at the Aboot prompt.


Aboot displays this warning: All data on /mnt/flash will be erased; type "yes" and press Enter to proceed, or just press Enter to cancel:


to remove files on drive: and file: you will have to remove them manually with rm on bash.

Posted by Akshita
Answered on September 8, 2020 6:05 pm

Hi Sean,

Thanks for writing to the portal.

A fullrecover command removes all internal flash contents (including configuration files, EOS image files, and user files), then restores the factory default EOS image and startup-config. Post the full recover is completed all the files from the device will be deleted. Please find the complete procedure to perform the same in the link mentioned below:-

Please let us know if there are any queries.



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