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Pete Randall
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How To Find Documents?

Now that HP has pretty much trashed docs.hp.com, leaving broken links that are supposed to tell us how to find our favorite documents on the BSC (but actually just lead us to more broken links), just how are we really supposed to find them?

For example, can anyone tell me where http://www.docs.hp.com/en/5991-1236/When_Good_Disks_Go_Bad_WP.pdf can be found now?


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Hein van den Heuvel
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Re: How To Find Documents?

Hi Pete,

Yeah, annoying those renames for seemingly no good reason. Way too many dead-end street now.

>> For example, can anyone tell me where http://www.docs.hp.com/en/5991-1236/When_Good_Disks_Go_Bad_WP.pdf can be found now?

You ask a friend! Attached.
But that does not answer the main question nor solve the core problem.

Cheers,
Hein
merieux
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Re: How To Find Documents?

Hi ,

I believe it's no more possible to keep old link and to find old reference via docs.hp.com . When you search document you have the reply : " Docs.hp.com custom search has been turned off" but no process explain ho to find another way to search.

Nevertheless you can the following doc
http://www.docs.hp.com/en/Locating-HPUX-Docs-on-BSC-Guide.pdf which can help you .

It's no more possible to download patch , no more way to easily find something .

I hope a new solution will be sson implemeted .


Regards ,

Re: How To Find Documents?

Pete,

As an LVM doc, you should start here:

http://www.hp.com/go/hpux-LVM-VxVM-docs

It's at the bottom of the page...

Duncan

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Pete Randall
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Re: How To Find Documents?

Thanks, Hein.

Actually, I already have that particular doc saved.

I suppose I could have attached it to the question I was trying to answer this morning, but my normal method is to give the link so the questioner can bookmark it for their future reference.

So, my question if more rhetorical and the example I used was too specific, but the question of how one is supposed to find documents nowdays remains: How are you supposed to find any given document on BSC?


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Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: How To Find Documents?

Hi,
even though there is related topics in this address , still "When_Good_Disks_Go_Bad" address below is broken link ?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00872150&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

may be it is taken out on purpose ? lots of address seem as broken link like you stated nowadays ?
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: How To Find Documents?

merieux, that's exactly what I'm saying. The old links don't work and half the links given in Locating-HPUX-Docs-on-BSC-Guide.pdf are broken.

Duncan, I would expect that you, if anyone, would have the answer, but how are the rest of us supposed to find stuff? And how am I to know that some genius at HP has classified that particular Doc LVM related? Why couldn't it have ended up in some hardware category?


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Torsten.
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Re: How To Find Documents?

Pete, see my thread

http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1425824


The document you are looking for is here

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01911837/c01911837.pdf

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Pete Randall
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Re: How To Find Documents?

Hakki, that would be great if I was dealing with an Itanium system. What if I'm not? Down at the bottom of your link it references the When_Good_Disks_Go_Bad_WP.pdf link but, of course, the damn link is broken!!!!

My question still remains: How are supposed to find docs?


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Steven E. Protter
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Re: How To Find Documents?

Shalom,

As Bill Hassell explained to me some in 2005, HP's internal search system is broken and probably will remain so.

They do however let google index the docs.hp.com site. So eventually, google's database will come up to date.

Typical Search:
When good disks go bad site:docs.hp.com

It may not work now, but unless HP has stopped them from indexing, it should at some point work.

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