Simpler Navigation for Servers and Operating Systems - Please Update Your Bookmarks
Completed: a much simpler Servers and Operating Systems section of the Community. We combined many of the older boards, so you won't have to click through so many levels to get at the information you need. Check the consolidated boards here as many sub-forums are now single boards.
If you have bookmarked forums or discussion boards in Servers and Operating Systems, we suggest you check and update them as needed.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

copy a software depot on a tape

SOLVED
Go to solution
Reinhard Burger
Frequent Advisor

copy a software depot on a tape

Hi out there

We have on one box a software depot that we have to copy to a tape for deliver it to the other side of the world. If we try to copy it over network ( approx 5 GByte) we will get famous inour company. Therefor we have to put it onto a tape. But unfortunally everything we tried failed.
swcopy does only allow to copy to another filesystem and if we do that over network we will block the line for more then 8 hours.
Is there anyway that we get the depot onto the tape in away that we are able to swinstall directly from tape ?

I already troed to search the knowledge base but somehow .... ( maybe i'm to silly)
keep it simple
6 REPLIES
Stefan Farrelly
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: copy a software depot on a tape

The command to copy an sd depot to tape is swpackage;

swpackage -x target_type=tape -s @ /dev/rmt/0m
Im from Palmerston North, New Zealand, but somehow ended up in London...
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: copy a software depot on a tape

Maybe this is an old reference but I have a slightly different syntax:

swpackage -s /tmp/patch_depot -x target_type=tape -d /dev/rmt/0m


Pete


Pete
Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: copy a software depot on a tape

Yes, that's outdated. Stefan's got the right syntax (of course!).


Pete


Pete
Elena Leontieva
Esteemed Contributor

Re: copy a software depot on a tape

Use swpackage command, something like:

swpackage -s /var/spool/sw -x media_type=tape @ /dev/rmt/0m

Do man swpackage

Elena.

Re: copy a software depot on a tape

well I have also used dd in hte past, as long as the depot is complete:
dd if= of=/dev/rmt/0m bs=10k

Then test it by trying to do a swinstall from hte tape locally
My house is the bank's, my money the wife's, But my opinions belong to me, not HP!
Reinhard Burger
Frequent Advisor

Re: copy a software depot on a tape

Thank you for your fast response

This helps a lot.
keep it simple