Ignite without tapes, possible?

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Ignite without tapes, possible?

I have a new server which doesnt have a tape drive, what are my options for using ignite. Will I need a tape drive for booting the client even when using an Ignite-Server.

I configured an Ignite-Server and added my new system as a Client. I then attempted to 'Create a Network Recovery Archive' but it failed when it couldn't find a tape drive.

Is there any way to create recovery images either directly onto the Ignite-Server or even locally onto disk without having a tape drive. Even if I could create the file on disk and ftp it to a central location and if it were ever needed I could cut a tape and install a temporary external tape drive.
Pete Randall
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Re: Ignite without tapes, possible?


You shouldn't need to have a tape drive when doing network Ignites. I would start with the man page for make_net_recovery and explore there first. Also make sure you've got the latest version of Ignite:



Steven E. Protter
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Re: Ignite without tapes, possible?


Cut golden images with make_sys_image

Cut network backups with make_net_recovery

The config guide tells how to set up an image server, which isn't all that hard.

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Cheryl Griffin
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Re: Ignite without tapes, possible?

See make_net_reocvery

http://www.docs.hp.com/hpux/onlinedocs/B2355-90829/00/00/58-con.html "Create a Recovery Archive from the Ignite-UX Server"
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Re: Ignite without tapes, possible?

Thanks for the pointers.

Now all I need to do is get all of the servers on the same version of Ignite :-(