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Does Ignite need to be installed to create/rebuild using make_recovery

Does Ignite need to be installed to use the make_recovery program to make a recovery tape or to restore a system from that make_recovery tape. Or can the make_recovery file simply be copied from another system ?
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Vincenzo Restuccia
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Re: Does Ignite need to be installed to create/rebuild using make_recovery

Ignite need to be installed,get http://www.software.hp.com/products/IUX/index.html
John Poff
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Re: Does Ignite need to be installed to create/rebuild using make_recovery

Elliott,

You need to have Ignite installed to run make_recovery. The last time I checked Ignite was still free, and easy to install.

JP
Patrick Wallek
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Re: Does Ignite need to be installed to create/rebuild using make_recovery

You must install ignite in order to use the make_recovery (now make_tape_recovery) command. As far as I know you can't just copy the command from another system. There are other things that make_recovery depends on.

You also get some other functionality when you install Ignite/UX. The install does NOT require a reboot, so you can install during the day without impacting the machine.

Once the make_recovery tape has been created you can boot from the tape to resotre a system. Since you are booting directly from the tape, nothing has to be installed on the system you are recovering. It could even be a brand new system with nothing on it.

Get the latest Ignite/UX at:

http://software.hp.com/products/IUX
James R. Ferguson
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Re: Does Ignite need to be installed to create/rebuild using make_recovery

Hi Elliot:

Download and install the latest version of Ignite from here:

http://www.software.hp.com/products/IUX/index.html

Be sure to use the 'make_tape_recovery' in lieu of the older, less robost, 'make_recovery'.

...JRF...
Uday_S_Ankolekar
Honored Contributor

Re: Does Ignite need to be installed to create/rebuild using make_recovery

YES.. You need to have all the latest patches specially pax version and other rlated ignite files to have a "working" make_recovery tape.

Check out this site for the latest software for both HP-UX 10.x and 11.x:
http://www.software.hp.com.products/IUX/index.html
Good Luck..
Magdi KAMAL
Respected Contributor

Re: Does Ignite need to be installed to create/rebuild using make_recovery

Hi,

You must install the Ignite UX software in order to run it.

The make_recovery command allows you to create the lif area on your tape and backup the entire volume groupe vg00 AFTER the lif on tape.


You can also use this tape ( generated by make_recovery ) to restaure any file or directory from vg00 ( you had first to rewind the tape with "mt" command to put the tape's head in the begining of the second mark on tape ).

you can clone servers using the ignite tape by interupting the restaure process and giving other parameters like hostname , ip address, ...

Good luck