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Gokul Chandola
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Recover system using Bootable Tape.

Hi All,
I had run make_tape_recover (entire vg00 and vg01 in two different tapes).
Backup done sucessfull.

My system is making some problem and application is not running.
I have decide to restore system using my backup tapes.

I want to know the full steps to restore my system using tape(1st i will use vg00 backup tape)

I have already check the booting options, but there are no option to Boot from tape.
There are option disks and lan0, lan2 etc.

Please Guide me how to restore.

Thanks in Advance.

Regards,

There is always some scope for improvment.
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Sagar Sirdesai
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Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

Hi,
Insert the tape in the drive and reboot the server.
Halt the reboot and enter boot menu

From Menu run the serach command

search.

Note down the device name (p0,p1,p2 etc) for the Sequential device (which is the tape drive)
For example the p1 is the device name for Sequential device
Then boot using the command

boot p1

When prompted for isl option say no and continue

Sagar
Gokul Chandola
Trusted Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

There is option to New Boot Entry.

you are saying that I have put command in

SHELL>search

is it?

Regards,
There is always some scope for improvment.
Sagar Sirdesai
Trusted Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

I guess you are using Itanium server and not a PARISC Server
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

Hi,

you could use "search ipl" option to search all possible media for booting.

mikap
johnsonpk
Honored Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

Hi Gokul,

For PARISC server ,follow the steps as suggested by Sagar,

If you are looking for Itanium,direct boot is not possible,you need to follow the below process


Boot from Cd/DVD or from Network
After selecting "Install Hp-Unix" ,
select Media only installation and it will give you option like below
[ ] CD/DVD Installation
[ * ] Boot from CD/DVD, Recover from

Refere this link for more details
http://www13.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docLocale=en&docId=emr_na-c01002006-8


Rgds
Johnson
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

hi,

and if the search ip show a list of devices that are able to boot them use :

bo Px

mikap
Gokul Chandola
Trusted Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

Yes I have rx2660 using B.11.23

And there are two volume group vg00 and vg01.

vg00 for OS and vg01 for customized filesystem.

Reagrds,
There is always some scope for improvment.
johnsonpk
Honored Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

Ooops..some text is missing in my previous post

Here is the steps..

1)Boot from installtion Cd/DVD or from Network
2)After selecting "Install Hp-Unix" ,
3)select Media only installation and it will give you option like below
[ ] CD/DVD Installation
[ * ] Boot from CD/DVD, Recover from Tape
4)select Boot from CD/DVD, Recover from Tape

5) Use the and/or arrow keys to move to the desired TAPE device,
then press to select.

HW Path Device File Description
----------------------------------------------------------


[ 0/1/1/1.3.0 /dev/rmt/0m HP_C5683A ]


Rgds
Johnson
Gokul Chandola
Trusted Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

Mean fist I have to boot from Bootable HP-UX DVD.
Then selecting "Install Hp-Unix" and then Tape option. Is it?

Reagrds,
There is always some scope for improvment.
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

if its itanium you have 2 options,

boot from dvd and them select installation boot media tape, or in boot menu add a new boot antry, and boot from tape directly, its depend on firmware and ignite version.


mikap

Gokul Chandola
Trusted Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

Hi mikap,

There is no option to directly boot from TAPE.
As you said firmware version that is latest.

Regards,
There is always some scope for improvment.
johnsonpk
Honored Contributor
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Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

Hi Gokul,

pls see

"Tape Recovery for Itanium-Based Systems " section in the below link for direct tape boot configuration
http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-5309/ch15s02.html

And

"Tape Recovery With No Tape Boot Support â Two-Step Media Recovery" section
http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-5309/ch15s02.html#bihdbbcf


Rgds
Johnson
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

hi,

check the first link from "johnsonpk"

http://docs.hp.com/en/5992-5309/ch15s02.html

there is everything what you need,

the last question : The tape drive is directly connected with SCSI cable ( external or internal TAPE ) or is from SAN attached.

mikap
Gokul Chandola
Trusted Contributor

Re: Recover system using Bootable Tape.

THANKS to all. Especially for document links.

Regards,
Gokul Chandola
There is always some scope for improvment.