Recovering primary JUNOS image

When I booted my SRX device I saw the following output on the console;


  It is possible that the primary copy of JUNOS failed to boot up
 properly, and so this device has booted from the backup copy.
 Please re-install JUNOS to recover the primary copy in case
  it has been corrupted.

This had not happened before. According to junos documentation I can either install a new junos image to be on the safe side or copy the backup partition to the primary. As you can see my current partition is backup. Once I snapshot the backup to active partition and then
reboot after a while, I could boot from the primary one.

root@srx> show system storage partitions  
Boot Media: internal (da0)
Active Partition: da0s2a
Backup Partition: da0s1a
Currently booted from: backup (da0s1a)

Partitions information:
  Partition  Size   Mountpoint
  s1a        292M   /
 s2a        293M   altroot
  s3e        24M    /config
  s3f        342M   /var
  s4a        30M    recovery
root@srx> request system snapshot slice alternate
Formatting alternate root (/dev/da0s2a)...
Copying '/dev/da0s1a' to '/dev/da0s2a' .. (this may take a few minutes)
The following filesystems were archived: /

About: rtoodtoo

Worked for more than 10 years as a Network/Support Engineer and also interested in Python, Linux, Security and SD-WAN // JNCIE-SEC #223 / RHCE / PCNSE

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