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Tammy Liang
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backup recovery

Is there any backup/recovery method that can backup files that are > 2GB other than fbackup/frecover ?
It is vxfs file system.
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Pete Randall
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Re: backup recovery

Cheryl Griffin
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Re: backup recovery

gnutar
omniback
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Cheryl Griffin
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Solution

Re: backup recovery

8 gig 11i tar patch
http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/patchDocDisplay.do?patchId=PHCO_26423
Patch Name: PHCO_26423 s700_800 11.11 tar(1) cumulative patch
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A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: backup recovery

There is a patch for tar that will allow up to 8GB files. You can also use the Gnu Version of tar which is a superset of tar and is more robust.
http://gatekeep.cs.utah.edu/hppd/hpux/Gnu/tar-1.13.25/

The other (though not-free) answers are the commercial products like Data Protector, Netbackup, ...

For the money and performance, fbackup is hard to beat as long as you are in an HP to HP world. If you need portability, I would use the Gnu version of tar. Ports are available for a large number of platforms.


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Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: backup recovery

If you are on HP-UX 11.11 you can download the latest tar patch and that will allow you to backup files up to 8GB in size. HP-UX 11.11 latest tar patch PHCO_26423 ( http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?patchid=PHCO_26423&context=hpux:800:11:11 )
HP-UX 11.11 latest pax patch PHCO_28414 allows 8GB files with pax( http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?patchid=PHCO_28414&context=hpux:800:11:11 )

HP-UX 11.0 with patch PHCO_28413 ( http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?patchid=PHCO_28413&context=hpux:800:11:00 ) allows you to use pax to backup 8GB files.

You could also download something like GNU Tar (available at http://hpux.connect.org.uk ) that will allow you to work with large files.

Another option is a backup tool like Data Protector (formerly Omniback), Legato Network, Veritas NetBackup, etc.

Other than fbackup and a patched tar, there is nothing native to HP-UX that will work with large files.
Swaminathan_3
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Re: backup recovery

You can try vxdump too.
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twang
Honored Contributor

Re: backup recovery

1. you may use GNU tar
2. use fbackup & frecover if crossplatform is not required.
Dragan Krnic_3
Occasional Advisor

Re: backup recovery

Yes, dump/vxdump do it.
HP's tar only goes up to
077777777777, which 8 GB - 1 byte.Latest GNU tar has a
strange fix to handle files >= 8 GB properly. The trick
in latest GNU tar is that
instead of writing a null-
terminated 11-digit octal
string GNU tar puts a long
0x80000000 and a long long binary size in that field. So
the new limit is either 9
or 18 exabytes, depending upon
whether signed or unsigned
long long is used. I haven't
tested it yet.

On the other hand, I've
written a vxdump-compatible
but very much enhanced dumper
for Veritas fs - faster,
simpler, incremental as well
as partial, fast direct file
access. Would you like to try
it on?