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simon_82
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ignite backup

Hi
i am using the new version of ignite and would like to now that if i issue the following command :
make_tape_recovery -x inc_entire=vg00 -I -v -a /dev/rmt/0mn

would it be also possible to do a -x inc_entire=vg01 etc to backup other volume groups.

regards
simon
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Hai Nguyen_1
Honored Contributor
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Re: ignite backup

Simon,

Yes, you can back up other volumes using "-x inc_entire=vgXX" for each additional volume.

Hai
Massimo Bianchi
Honored Contributor

Re: ignite backup

Hi, the answer is simple: YES.


You can repeat the -x inc_entire=vgXX to include all the vg you need.

Be sure to have the latest pax and ignite patches too.

HTH,
Massimo

Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: ignite backup

Yes it is possible, but it is not recommended.

Ignite was designed primarily to back up your VG00 and give you an easy way to restore a dead system. You really should investigate other means, like fbackup, Omniback, etc., to back up your non-vg00 VGs.
Ian Dennison_1
Honored Contributor

Re: ignite backup

simon,

yes, just add a second -x option.

eg make_tape_recovery -x inc_entire=vg00 -x inc_entire=vg01 -I -v -a /dev/rmt/0mn

Theres an example of this on top of pg 9 of "man make_tape_recovery"

Share and Enjoy! Ian
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James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: ignite backup

Hi Simon:

Yes, you can include other volume groups and/or directories and files. See the man pages for 'make_tape_recovery' for the full set of options.

However, if you confine your Ignite 'make_tape_recovery' contents to vg00, you have the ability to use this tape to recover your OS environment and then 'vgimport' your (otherwise intact) non-vg00 volumes. You can also use the recovery tape to clone your system. Limiting your recovery image to just vg00 provides the utmost flexability.

Regards!

...JRF...

simon_82
Advisor

Re: ignite backup

Thanks
Simon