Ignite_tape_recovery failed

 
Jennifer Lam
Advisor

Ignite_tape_recovery failed

My system is running Ig-UX 3.7.95
I am doing Ignite_tape_recovery failed as following:

*Check configuration file for syntax
lifcp: cannot create SYSCMDS; no space on the LIF volume
make_medialif: error - lifcp SYSCMDS failed, probable insufficient size for /var/tmp/uxinstlf.recovery
ERROR: system error; /opt/ignite/bin/make_medialif failed creating boot LIF file
ERROR: Failed to generate LIF on tape
==make_tape_recovery Completed unsuccessfully.

Thank you for help.
Jenn.
11 REPLIES 11
Warren_9
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite_tape_recovery failed

Hi Jenn,

Please check the /var have enough space to perform the make_tape_recovery.

reference from the man page, it require at least 32M free space in /var.

GOOD LUCK!!
Jennifer Lam
Advisor

Re: Ignite_tape_recovery failed

Hi Warren
the /var have ~8GB space available in my system. Do you have any other idea.
Thank you for support,
Jenn.

Warren_9
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite_tape_recovery failed

hi Jenn,

there is a known bug on the 3.7.95.

http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/patchDetail.do?patchid=PHSS_27406&sel={hpux:11.11,}&BC=main|search|

you need to install the patch or upgrade the Ignite to a latest version.

PHSS_27407 is for 11.0.

GOOD LUCK!!
Nguyen Anh Tien
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite_tape_recovery failed

Make sure if DDS drive is ok and backing up files using tar is ok
problem description in log file points to: /opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.00/SYSCMDS,Do has "read" permissions for all, is approx. 15MB in size.?
Make sure that you can write down on tape
#tar -cvf /dev/rmt/mn0 /tmp



..then reinstall IGNITE (swremove old version first).

tienna






HP is simple
Sheriff Andy
Trusted Contributor

Re: Ignite_tape_recovery failed

I would try another tape. Most importantly though I would definately upgrade your ignite.

I just did it, and it was really smooth. The main thing is that you need the latest pax and tar patches in place prior to the ignite upgrade.

As the previous user stated, swremove all Ignite components, then swinstall.
Mridul Shrivastava
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite_tape_recovery failed

Edit /opt/ignite/bin/make_medialif and increase the -v value for lifinit. The
following changes to the make_medialif should resolve the problem:

Original line:
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lifinit $ipl_options -v72000000 -d24 -nISL10 -K2 -s4096 $lif_file ||


New line:
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lifinit $ipl_options -v90000000 -d24 -nISL10 -K2 -s4096 $lif_file ||


The -v value needs to be increased until Ignite-UX is able to create the LIF.

Time has a wonderful way of weeding out the trivial
Darrel Louis
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite_tape_recovery failed

Hi Jennifer,

It's better to upgrade your ignite and install the latest PAX patch.

Goodluck,

Darrel
Darrel Louis
Honored Contributor

Re: Ignite_tape_recovery failed

Jenn,

Download the software from the following link:
http://www.docs.hp.com/en/IUX/download.html

Darrel
Jennifer Lam
Advisor

Re: Ignite_tape_recovery failed

Hello Mridul,
I did Edit /opt/ignite/bin/make_medialif and increase the -v value for lifinit. from -v72000000 to -v9000000, and then to -v206000000, it do writing boot LIF to tape, but finally it is failed because the I/O error with
25+0 record in
24+1 record out
Error: Failed to generate LIF on tape.
I appreciate any help in advance.
Thank you
Regards,
Jenn.