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How to Restore a make_net_recovery Archive on to a different server?

 
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Alzhy
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How to Restore a make_net_recovery Archive on to a different server?

Is there an official procedure?

The way I've done this in the past is push the archive to tape and boot/restore from it -- also gives me a chance to RENAME to server while it is being restored.

Since we'll gonna be dealing with tape-drive-less servers (ie. vPars and nPars with no tape drives) - we'd like to do this via the network (fromthe Ignite Server). Also, how are the other sites doing it?

Thanks!
Hakuna Matata.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: How to Restore a make_net_recovery Archive on to a different server?

Here is how we do it:

Every server (vpar whatever) has a script to run a make_net_recovery archive. These archives are specific for the server and can not be used for replication to other hosts.

They are targetted at an NFS share on a machine that does have a tape drive.

Here is the code:

make_net_recovery -s tzfat -a tzfat:/images/tzfat.juf.net -x inc_entire=vg00

This script can be run on any server and creaates a recovery archive for that server on the NFS share that the main Ignite recovery server (tzfat) presents to the entire network.

We only do vg00, thats optional. NFS pemissions in /etc/exports must permit read/write access.

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Alzhy
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Re: How to Restore a make_net_recovery Archive on to a different server?

SEP,

The question is actually somewhat related to an earlier post regarding restoring make_net_recovery archives from a different Ignite server. THIS is the opposite, how to restore a make_net_recovery archive onto a different server -- so what needs to be changed on the ignite server so when a different server ignite-boots from the ignite server, that the make_net_recovery archive is selectable...

Hakuna Matata.
Sanjay_6
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Re: How to Restore a make_net_recovery Archive on to a different server?

Hi Nelson,

Maybe this link will help.

http://www2.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docLocale=en_US&docId=200000076271827

The itrc doc id is lpv37703.

This is used all the time for disaster recovery purposes where the make_net_recovery images are stored on a central ignite server.

Hope this helps.

Regds
SSS_4
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to Restore a make_net_recovery Archive on to a different server?

HI Sanjay / Nelson ,

I am also in the same situation and require help in setting up net_recovery for one server to another. I am not able to download the doc from the URL provided. Cud you please give the correct url or send it as attachment to me.

Below is the problem in details-
I am facing some difficulties with "make_net_recovery", below is the scenario.

Host A=rp3440 , hpux11.11
Host B=rp4440 , hpux11.11
Host C=N4000, hpux11.00

Host A is Ignite Server & rest 2 i.e. B & C are clients.

Now the problem is ,
I have created host A as Ignite Server v6.7.79. I want host C to make similar to host B hence I am creating a network recovery archive of host B on server A and then I will push this archive to host C to ignite it & make it similar to host B.

My queries are , is it practically possible as the hardwares on 2 hosts are different [N4000 and rp4440] ? Also I know abt creating an archive of first host with "make_net_recovery" but what is the syntax to push/ignite it to another host that I am not aware, is same "make_net_recovery" does it?

Please provide ur sugestions, any help is appreciated & would be awarded with pts.
Alzhy
Honored Contributor

Re: How to Restore a make_net_recovery Archive on to a different server?

SSS,

Peace and Clean Earth!

I finally found it... Bookmark or better yet create a hardcopy:

http://www.docs.hp.com/en/IUX/faq.html#d0e3715

It turned out to be in the Ignite-UX FAQs.
Hakuna Matata.
Hanry Zhou
Super Advisor

Re: How to Restore a make_net_recovery Archive on to a different server?

How can I retrieve the document 200000076271827

I could not locate the doc, by search the id in knowledge base
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