Ignite running automatically

 
Rodolph
Advisor

Ignite running automatically

Hello,
I would like to run Ignite automatically one time per week without using the graphical interface ,only in commande line.I want to
1) create a new archive
2) restore the archive
Is it possible ? where can I find the commandes to do that ?
thanks a lot.
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Sebastian Galeski_1
Trusted Contributor

Re: Ignite running automatically

Hi
as i understood:
To make archive do:
#make_recovery -Av -d /dev/rmt/0m

or
#make_tape_recovery

You can put this command to cron.
To restore archive You have to boot from tape, If You want You can set default boot from tape.

regards Seba
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite running automatically

Set up the job once a week using cron.

To Activate in a script:

# /opt/ignite/bin/make_tape_recovery

Have a look at the man page for make_tape_recovery or the on-line documentation:

http://www.docs.hp.com/hpux/onlinedocs/B2355-90750/B2355-90750.html

Restoring is easy, just setup your system to automatically boot from your tape drive, as your primary boot.
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Rodolph
Advisor

Re: Ignite running automatically

I have 45 servers HP in one site,and 45 other servers HP in an other place.One time per week , I want to save the vg00 from my first 45 servers with Ignite server and restore these vg00 in the other 45 servers via Ignite server. My question is : Can I use Ignite server only in command line , i don't want to use graphical Ignite because I have a lot of server.I need to create shell script in order to do this job automatically via Ignite.
harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite running automatically

Rodolph,

Do you have an ignite server that is large enough in processing power and disk space to "hold" the 45 servers vg00's ??

If you do, look at make_net_recovery.

This is one of the challenges I'm faced with, keeping 200+ servers vg00's in sync between two sites, with both sites being 1/2 production and 1/2 Disaster Recovery. We are using an EMC SAN and plan on SRDF'ing the root disks to their disaster recovery site. Of course the hardware is identical at both sites.

There are other options, like using NET ignite servers, or "rsync", golden images, ...


What kind of disk are you using? Are you using a SAN?

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harry
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Rodolph
Advisor

Re: Ignite running automatically

yes, i'm using EMC san with SRDF between the 2 sites.
harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite running automatically

Cool!

Have you tried to SRDF the root disk and boot from that at the remote site?

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harry
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Rodolph
Advisor

Re: Ignite running automatically

I need a technical solution before testing