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ASA 5510 convert from single to multiple context

I am trying to convert our current ASA from single to multiple context. When I issue the command mode multiple, I get the below, but it never goes any further. I have allowed a long time, but nothing happens. Any help or advise.



WARNING: This command will change the behavior of the device

WARNING: This command will initiate a Reboot

Proceed with change mode? [confirm]

Convert the system configuration? [confirm]


The old running configuration file will be written to flash


Converting the configuration - this may take several minutes for a large configuration

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Does your unit have a

Does your unit have a Security Plus license?

Please provide sanitized "show version" or "show activation-key".

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Both units have Security Plus

Both units have Security Plus. I have left the unit over night and still stuck at this stage. Is there something in our config that could be causing this, or a way to step through it and watch the conversion to see where it is stopping. As there are several thousand lines, it would take a long time to check manually.


Output from show ver

"This platform has an ASA 5510 Security Plus license."