Problem with Ignite

 
Jose_129
Regular Advisor

Problem with Ignite

When I'm doing Ignite, display:
* /usr/sbin/vgexport -p -m /etc/lvmconf/vg10.mapfile /dev/vg10
vgexport: Volume group "/dev/vg10" is still active.

* Creating Control Configuration.
* Creating Archive File List
* Creating Archive Configuration

* /opt/ignite/bin/make_arch_config -c
/var/opt/ignite/recovery/2004-07-10,08:29/archive_cfg -g
/var/opt/ignite/recovery/2004-07-10,08:29/flist -n 2004-07-10,08:29 -r
64 -d Recovery\ Archive -t -i 1 -m t
* Saving the information about archive to
/var/opt/ignite/recovery/previews
* Creating The Tape Archive
338+0 records in
337+1 records out
I/O error
ERROR: /usr/bin/dd if=/var/tmp/uxinstlf.recovery of=/dev/rmt/1mn bs=2k failed
to write LIF onto tape.
ERROR: Failed to generate LIF on tape .


======= 07/10/04 08:40:49 SAT make_tape_recovery completed unsuccessfully
You have mail in /var/mail/root

Please, yours commet.

Regards,

Jose
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Jose_129
Regular Advisor

Re: Problem with Ignite

Please, any news.

Regards,

JC
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Oved
Advisor

Re: Problem with Ignite

Hey,

Have u tried using another media ?
Down your tape work good doing other things ?

I have a tip that can help you:
Install an ignite server (if you don't have one already) and use make_net_recovery. It is much more convinient, and can help you backup all your systems to one server.
Jose_129
Regular Advisor

Re: Problem with Ignite

Hi Oved,

I used another media and FAILED.

# swlist | grep Ignite
B5725AA B.5.4.50 HP-UX Installation Utilities (Ignite-UX)
Ignite-UX-11-11 B.5.4.50 HP-UX Installation Utilities for Installing 11.11 Systems

If i use the command tar is succesfull, but with make_take_recovery -A -I -a /dev/rmt/1mn is FAILED.

Regards,

Jose
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Sridhar Bhaskarla
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with Ignite

Jose,

I would try couple of things.

1. Clean the tape drive even if the busy light is not yellow.

2. Run "mediainit /dev/rmt/1m" before running the make_tape_recovery command.

-Sri
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try
Oved
Advisor

Re: Problem with Ignite

Hey,

Make sure 2 things:
1. Check that there is enough space in /var/tmp.
2. Check if the lif file is still in /var/tmp. If not Make a bootable lif file youeself:
As root run the command
/opt/ignite/bin/make_medialif -f /var/opt/ignite/local/config.recovery

This places the bootable lif file in the default location:/var/opt/ignite/local/uxinstlf.recovery.
Check if the command succeeds, and if so
Then try to dd it manually, just for the check.
Bharat Katkar
Honored Contributor

Re: Problem with Ignite

Jose,
Also try once with another TAPE Catridge probably which you know that it is good one. Looks like a bad Tape to me.
Regards,
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Charles Holland
Trusted Contributor

Re: Problem with Ignite

Jose,
I agree with the sugestion that you make sure there is enough space in /var. Tried two times last week to make_tape_recover and /var was 91% full. It kept bombing out on trying to make the LIF file but the error reported made me think it was a problem with the tape.

Regards
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" A. Einstein
Jose_129
Regular Advisor

Re: Problem with Ignite

With other Ultriun 230 i have ignite completed successfully.

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Charles Holland
Trusted Contributor

Re: Problem with Ignite

Jose,
How much available space do you have in /var? Less than on the other machines?
You might run the cleanup utility to see about removing superceeded patches. Do man cleanup for paramaters. After my problem last week I ran the cleanup with a c1 and then ignite worked fine. My /var went from 91% free to 48% free and ignite ran fine. You have to be comfortable with how many "superceeds" you are willing to remove.

Regards,
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted" A. Einstein