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Anand Sreenivasan
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DRP recovery

I have 5 make_net_recovery images on my Ignite-UX server, I have my DRP coming and I am going to restore my Ignite-UX server with a bootable tape made by Make_tape_recovery. Now, The client images are all linked with an MAC address and in the DRP site, MAC address will be different. How do I restore my other 5 HP boxes using the image archives in the DRP site.. Thanks for any help....
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: DRP recovery

Shalom,

You boot off the tape.

Then you intervene where Ignite offers the chance. You change install path, network ip address and hostname and then let the restore proceed.

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Anand Sreenivasan
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Re: DRP recovery

The other 5 systems dont have a tape drive and has to be restored using the image archive on the Ignite-UX server. So booting off the tape is not an option...
DCE
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Re: DRP recovery


At the DRP site

Obtain the MAC adrees of the LAN cards on the clients servers (Ignite requires that the network connection be established on the core I/O card)

On the recovered Ignite server
cd /var/opt/ignite/clients

do a ll to get a list of original MAC addresses and names

Rename the old MAC Address directory to the new MAC Address
mv old_mac_addr new_mac_addr

Remove the link to the old MAC Address
rm link

recreate the link to the new MAC Address
ln â s mac_addr sysname

Ensure that all directories in /var/opt/ignite/clients are owned by bin:bin

Verify /etc/exports has root access for igniting all systems
/var/opt/ignite/clients -anon=2,root=system1:system2:syssystem3


run the interactive restore, and choose the additional options button on the basic configuration screen.
set cloning to differnet hardware=true


NOTES: Ignite works MUCH better if you temporarily use the production IP adresses for the restore, and then change to the DR addresses after the restore is complete

Ignite requires that the network connection be established on the core I/O card.

The switch ports should be set to 100 half duplex for Ignite to work efficiently
Anand Sreenivasan
Regular Advisor

Re: DRP recovery

How do I find the MAC address of the server and how do I do a interactive restore....Also, When you said the core I/O card, Does it mean it has to be in a particular slot .... Thanks much for the help...
DCE
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Re: DRP recovery

Yes, the cards have to a specific slot - you can ask the DR site personnel which card is the core i/o

you can get the MAC address of the client system either throught the MP (I believe), or if the system has a base OS already on it (you will replace it via the ignite restore later) you can do a lanscan to get the address (this is way I do it)
DCE
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Re: DRP recovery



forgot to the interactive restore

boot the client system
interupt the boot process

issue bo lan.ip_address_ignite_server install

at the menu that comes up
Select Install HP-UX
Select Advanced Installation


Anand Sreenivasan
Regular Advisor

Re: DRP recovery

Thank you very much for the help. Hopefully, I should be able to pull this off. Thanks again.